Revisiting the supernumerary: the epidemiological and molecular basis of extra teeth

@article{Fleming2010RevisitingTS,
  title={Revisiting the supernumerary: the epidemiological and molecular basis of extra teeth},
  author={P S Fleming and Guilheme M Xavier and Andrew T Dibiase and Martyn T Cobourne},
  journal={BDJ},
  year={2010},
  volume={208},
  pages={25-30}
}
Supernumerary teeth are a common clinical and radiographic finding and may produce occlusal and dental problems. The aetiological basis of extra teeth is poorly understood in human populations; however, the mouse provides a useful model system to investigate the complex genetics of tooth development. This article describes recent advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of supernumerary teeth. We have reviewed biological evidence that provides insight into why supernumerary tooth… CONTINUE READING
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