Anodontia

Below you will find more information about Anodontia from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Anodontia it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Anodontia and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Anodontia comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Anodontia, also known as anodontia vera in dentistry, is a very rare genetic disorder. This disease is characterized by congenital absence of all permanent and primary teeth. Anodontia is associated with a group of nerve and skin syndromes known as "ectodermal dysplasias". Anodontia is commonly part of different syndromes, which rarely occur as an isolated disorder. Partial anodontia, wherein the patient suffers from congenital absence of two or more teeth, could also occur. This is also known as "oligodontia" and "hypodontia". Some patients may also suffer from congenital absence of all third molars and all wisdrom teeth.

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