Hyperdontia is a condition that causes too many teeth to grow in your mouth. Hyperdontia usually isn’t painful. Usually, extra teeth cause no symptoms. A person may have no idea that they are there, and a dentist may only detect them on an X-ray. However, sometimes the extra teeth can put pressure on your jaw and gums, making them swollen and painful. Overcrowding caused by hyperdontia can also make your permanent teeth look crooked. People who have it may also have another condition, such as a cleft palate or Gardner’s Syndrome (which forms tumors that aren't cancer). The treatment is to get the extra teeth removed and use orthodontics to correct the bite.
Treatment depends on whether the supernumerary teeth are likely to cause complications. If supernumerary teeth are causing no symptoms or complications, they may not require treatment. However, in most cases of hyperdontia, the extra teeth need to be removed, even if they are not causing discomfort because it may lead to overcrowding or crooked teeth and may damage unerupted permanent teeth.
Tooth extraction surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure and the procedure usually takes 45 to 60 minutes, and you’ll likely be put under local anesthesia. Recovery may take 7 to 10 days, but you should be able to return to work or school within a few days of having the procedure.