DEVELOPMENTAL ANOMALY- SUPERNUMERARY TOOTH
Paramolars are developmental anomalies in the number of teeth. They presesnt as an extra tooth that resembles a rudimentary molar.
Site: most common in maxillary arch, in relation to the buccal and less often palatal aspect of the molars.
Symptoms: Mostly asymptomatic , unless soft tissue infringement occurs.
Clinical significance : may cause displacement of neighbouring teeth or cause mucositis.
In view of the current emphasis on the role of chronic inflamation in carcinogenesis mucositis associated with the paramolar may be considered to increase malignant transformation risk in patients with high risk habits (smoking, tobacco, paan, or areca nut chewing).
Advised treatment - extraction