mesiodens

me·si·o·dens

(mē'zē-ō-denz),
A supernumerary tooth located in the midline of the anterior maxillae, between the maxillary central incisor teeth.
Synonym(s): mediodens
[mesio- + L. dens, tooth]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

me·si·o·dens

(mē'zē-ō-denz)
A supernumerary tooth located in the midline of the anterior maxillae, generally between the maxillary central incisor teeth. Surgical removal is usually indicated.
[mesio- + L. dens, tooth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

me·si·o·dens

(mē'zē-ō-denz)
Supernumerary tooth in midline of anterior maxillae, between maxillary central incisor teeth.
Synonym(s): mediodens.
[mesio- + L. dens, tooth]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Complex odontoma commonly lies in right side of maxilla but in this case it was present very near to the midline which was mimicking mesiodens but histopathological investigation ruled it out.
Non-syndromic occurrence of true generalized microdontia with mandibular mesiodens - a rare case.
Los dientes supernumerarios se pueden clasificar de acuerdo a su posicion en mesiodens, paramolares, parapremolares y cuartos molares, y de acuerdo a su forma en suplementarios o eumorficos y rudimentarios o dismorficos, pudiendo estos ultimos ser de tipo conico, tuberculado, molariforme y odontoma (Primosch, 1981; Garvey et al., 1999; Sebastian Sebastian et al., 2016).
Dentigerous cysts are the second most common type of odontogenic cysts after radicular cysts and also the most common developmental cyst of the jaws.[1] The term dentigerous literally means 'tooth bearing.'[2] The term was coined by Paget in 1853 and arises from the crowns of impacted, embedded, or unerupted teeth.[3] Dentigerous cysts which are associated with supernumerary teeth constitute 5%-6% and about 90% of them are dentigerous cysts associated with maxillary mesiodens.[4]
ST can be classified on the basis of the morphology (conical, tuberculate, supplemental, and odontomes), location (mesiodens, paramolar, distomolar, and parapremolar), position (buccal, palatal, and transverse), and orientation (vertical or normal, inverted, transverse, or horizontal).
Frequency of supernumerary teeth, in decreasing order, has been reported as upper lateral incisors (50%), mesiodens (36%), upper central incisors (11%), and bicuspids (3%) (8).
In their study, majority of the supernumerary teeth were mesiodens. Another study of large sample (2,393) Saudi Arabian children had the prevalence of supernumerary tooth to be 0.5%.16
Hyperdontia in the form of the middle tooth (mesiodens) occurred in a one boy (0.4%) from a small town.