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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Nonsyndromic Hypodontia: A Case Report

Unnat Dhanwani, Nikita Sobti, Shantanu Jain, Anjali Uttwani

Keywords : Developmental anomaly, Midline diastema, Nonsyndromic hypodontia

Citation Information : Dhanwani U, Sobti N, Jain S, Uttwani A. Nonsyndromic Hypodontia: A Case Report. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2019; 4 (3):74-76.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0111

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Hypodontia is the most common anomaly in human dentition associated with number that develops in the initiation stage of tooth morphogenesis. It is characterized by tooth agenesis of two to six teeth, may or may not be associated with a syndrome, and is controlled by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Mutations in the genes MSX 1 and PAX 9, which are the main genes responsible for odontogenesis, are responsible for the development of nonsyndromic hypodontia. In this case report, a 13-year-old girl reported to the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry with the complaint of midline diastema. On clinical and radiographic examination, she was diagnosed with this condition and was explained about the treatment prospects.


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