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Compound odontoma associated with impacted maxillary incisors.

Authors
  • Sreedharan, S
  • Krishnan, I S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
30
Issue
3
Pages
275–278
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.105025
PMID: 23263436
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Odontomas are considered to be the most common odontogenic tumors of the oral cavity. Some authors consider it as malformations rather than true neoplasms. The exact etiology of odontomes is still not known. Most odontomes are asymptomatic and are discovered during routine radiographic investigations. Odontomes generally cause disturbances in the eruption of the teeth, most commonly delayed eruption or deflection. The present report describes the surgical management of a case of compound odontoma in a 10-year-old boy who presented with a complaint of swelling in the maxillary right anterior region and retained deciduous incisors. The related literature is also being reviewed in this article.

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