The term is now used to denote leasions that contain all the dental tissues and includes two types, the complex and the compound odontoma.[1] According to the. A case of compound odontomas of the anterior maxilla is discussed. Multiple tooth like structures were discovered upon surgical excision. An odontoma (also termed odontome) is a benign tumour of odontogenic origin Specifically, it A compound odontoma still has the three separate dental tissues (enamel, dentin and cementum), but may present a lobulated appearance.

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Radiographs revealed a lesion of the anterior mandible. View at Google Scholar W. The unerupted permanent comppund central incisor could be seen at the apical portion of the cystic cavity.

Please review our privacy policy. Large erupting complex odontoma: The common signs and symptoms include impacted permanent teeth and swelling. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop ; According to the World Health Organization classification, two distinct types of odontomas are acknowledged: Rarely, an odontoma may erupt into the oral cavity [ 3 ].


Surgical Management of Compound Odontoma Associated with Unerupted Tooth

Benign tumours of the jaws. Board review question 1. Complex odontoma is compoubd common odontogenic tumor, and it is usually a hard painless mass, which rarely exceeds diameter of the tooth. Histopathological diagnosis was compatible with compound odontoma.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; Odontomes must be surgically removed, in order to prevent cyst formation and possible conversion to odonto-ameloblastoma. Though the exact etiology is still unknown, the postulated causes include: Compound odontoma Complex odontoma Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma Peripheral odontoma.

Despite this, odontomas are clinically considered as tumor-like formations hamartomas of dental tissues or developmental anomalies, rather than true odontogenic neoplasms [ 2 ]. Here, we report a case of rare, unusually large, compound-complex odontoma, located in the left anterior maxilla of a year-old male patient.

The patient was under observation for 6-month period. Two main types of odontoma are described: Intraoral compuond of lesion on right side of mandible.

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It is composed of dentin, cementum, pulpal tissue and enamel. Generally, as in the index case, the treatment of choice is not always surgical removal of the lesion, unless the patient had a history of pain or swelling in the area 1 — 4.


Many asymptomatic; discovered upon exploring potential causes of Asymmetric tooth eruption Malposition of erupted teeth Occasional devitalization of adjacent teeth Can become symptomatic due to local infection sinusitis, infected adjacent tooth, exposure of odontoma to oral environment, etc and can present with swelling and pain Size: They appeared yellowish-white in color and were hard in consistency.

Cohen DM, Bhattacharyya I. Intraoperative photograph showing the exposed odontoma Click here to view. Odontomas are accepted as developmental anomalies rather than true neoplasms.

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Indexed in Web of Science. Clinical examination revealed retained deciduous maxillary right incisors. Radiographically, odontomas present as a well-circumscribed radiolucency resembling a dental follicle or dentigerous cyst.

These tooth-like structures were surgically removed and subjected to histopathological examination. Case Reports in Dentistry. In this case, the presence of odontoma prevented the physiological eruption of permanent maxillary canine.