pediatric dentist kansas city moSupernumerary teeth, referred to as hyperdontia, are simply extra teeth in the mouth. This condition is fairly uncommon and is seen more frequently with permanent teeth than baby teeth and, in most cases, may not cause problems. However, they can lead to misaligned bites and teeth crowding for certain patients. Our pediatric dentist in Kansas City, MO, explains more below. 

Symptoms of Hyperdontia

Supernumerary teeth generally don’t cause symptoms and can be observed over time to ensure they are not causing problems. If they begin to cause pain, our doctor will evaluate each case and make recommendations for surgery, extraction, or braces. 

Causes of Supernumerary Teeth

There is a genetic component to growing extra teeth and they may simply be caused by the shape of the hard tissues in the mouth and jaw as well as the shape and size of the teeth themselves. However, they can be a symptom of another disorder, like cleft palate, or an indicator of a genetic syndrome. Your doctor will be able to diagnose and help determine if a genetic syndrome is the cause. 

Common Issues and Treatments

If extra teeth start causing dental problems, they can manifest as:

  • Crowding of the teeth (if there is not enough room for the extra teeth in the mouth)
  • Displacement of surrounding teeth
  • Misaligned bite
  • Delay or failure of permanent teeth to erupt
  • Nasal cavity eruption
  • Toothaches

These problems can be solved by pulling the extra teeth and using braces to correct a misaligned bite. If there is pain associated with supernumerary teeth, be sure to contact our doctor as soon as possible to get an evaluation, as these issues will become worse over time.

Contact Our Pediatric Dentist in Kansas City, MO, To Find Out More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontia-related topics from our orthodontist in Kansas City, MO, feel free to contact Burleson Orthodontics by calling 816.759.0123.

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Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

 

The award-winning Kansas City orthodontists and Kansas City pediatric dentists of Burleson Orthodontics specialize in dental care for your baby or child and the most advanced types of braces for children, teens and adults. With three convenient orthodontic offices in Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, and Raymore, MO, there is sure to be an office near you. Call 816.384.0801 today for your or your child's complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces or Invisalign today!

 

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