Fig.6 Extra teeth with normal appearance and structures may have normal ability to erupt in spite of the fact that they are present inside the jaw.  When they are erupting, they may press against the roots of normal neighboring teeth, possibly causing root resorption (2).  Fig.6 is the same as Fig.3 except that the root of one of the neighboring teeth is outlined.  The black line represents overlapping portion of the extra tooth and the root of the neighboring tooth.  The root may undergo resorption (being eaten out).  Return to main article

Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 07/14/2012, last revision 07/15/2012