Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 07 July 2011 19:48
A new, recessively inherited syndrome features extra teeth and delayed tooth eruption, among other problems like craniosynostosis and maxillary hyperplasia. A causative mutation was also pointed out in this gene, IL11RA.
The appearance of extra teeth is one of the most common things seen with this condition. Dental surgery is necessary to combat the problem in almost all cases.
Four children from a Pakistani family living in Denmark displayed the condition. The teeth developed in a manner that indicated a third set of teeth was on the way, something that is rare for humans.