My dentist office has been in Palm Harbor for over 24 years. Over these years I have looked into many mouths. This morning, May 31, 2012, I saw something I have not seen before. I have seen severe gum disease, I have seen supernumary (extra) teeth but I have never seen 5 fully formed lower incisors in place, as seen in this picture.
This is a classic example of severe periodontal disease, seen often in many dentists offices from Tampa to Alaska. The extra tooth is what makes this situation unique, not the gum disease. Normally, in humans, there are two (2) central incisors and two (2) lateral incisors for a total of four teeth between the cuspids or canines. This picture clearly shows 5!
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A