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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-44

Non-syndromic multiple impacted supernumerary teeth with peripheral giant cell granuloma

1 Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, India
2 H.S. Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
3 S.R. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.79309

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Peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) is a relatively frequent benign reactive lesion of the gingiva, originating from the periosteum or periodontal membrane following local irritation or chronic trauma. PGCG manifests as a red-purple nodule located in the region of the gingiva or edentulous alveolar margins. The lesion can develop at any age, although it is more common between the second and third decades of life, and shows a slight female predilection. PGCG is a soft tissue lesion that very rarely affects the underlying bone, although the latter may suffer superficial erosion. A supernumerary tooth is one that is additional to the normal series and can be found in almost any region of the dental arch. These teeth may be single, multiple, erupted or unerupted and may or may not be associated with syndrome. Usually, they cause one or the other problem in eruption or alignment of teeth, but may also present without disturbing the normal occlusion or eruption pattern. Management of these teeth depends on the symptoms. Presented here is a case of PGCG in relation to the lower left permanent first molar with three supernumerary teeth in the mandibular arch but no associated syndrome.

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