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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102-105

An unusual case of incomplete tooth germ transposition: A rare case report

1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Kannur Dental College, Kannur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Kannur Dental College, Kannur, Kerala, India

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Ashwin Devasya
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Kannur Dental College, Kannur, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfo.jfds_28_16

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Transposition is an exchange of positions of two adjacent teeth. This is a condition with an incidence of 0.33%. Etiology is multifactorial; genetic influence is the most supported cause. Dental transposition is a multifactorial condition. While transposition of tooth germ is the rarest condition, this helps in identification of a person in mass casualties due to any disaster, or crimes, fraud. The present case is an incidence of incomplete transposition of right mandibular permanent second molar tooth germ, causing resorption of the roots of permanent first molar with possible loss of that tooth, which is a unique presentation.

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