Anodontia is a genetic disorder characterized by congenital absence of all primary or of all permanent teeth. We refer to hypodontia when there are a few absent teeth, or too oligodontia when there are several congenitally missing teeth. Anodontia is a disorder that is very rarely seen, but hypodontia and oligodontia are more common.


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Category dental problems