Frequency of mesiodens among school children in Multan, southern Punjab.
Keywords:Mesiodens, Mesiodantes, Supernumerary, Southern Punjab, School Children
Objective: To know the frequency of mesiodens among school children in Multan, Southern Punjab. Study Design: Cross Sectional Descriptive study. Setting: In Two Private Schools and Two Public Schools. Period: December 2019 to March 2020. Material & Methods: In this study 340 students were equally selected from private and government schools for study and were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Informed consent of the patient/guardian was taken. Medical and dental history of the patient was taken. Every child was examined by two expert dentists with mirror, probes and tweezers. Results: In this study out of 340 individuals 29 individuals showed the presence of mesiodens. Out of these 29 individuals 20 were males and 9 were female. Conclusion: Mesiodens are quite common and is more common in male. Early identification and management is necessary to prevent complications and tooth loss.