Other Names for this Disease
- Absence of permanent teeth
- Anodontia of permanent dentition
 The primary (baby) or permanent (adult) teeth may be involved. Anodontia is extremely rare when present in a pure form (without associated abnormalities). In most cases, the phenomenon is associated with a group of conditions called the ectodermal dysplasias. In these cases, abnormalities are also noted in the hair, nails, and sweat glands. Anodontia is an autosomal recessive condition. A specific gene has not yet been identified. Treatment involves replacement of the teeth with dentures or implants.Anodontia is a dental condition characterized by complete absence of teeth.
Last updated: 10/7/2015
- Anodontia. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2006; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/anodontia/. Accessed 10/7/2015.
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