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Dentigerous cyst associated with a mesiodens: a case report.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Dental Research Dental Clinics Dental Prospects
2008-2118
Publisher
International Society for Phytocosmetic Sciences
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
2
Pages
76–78
Identifiers
PMID: 23019514
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Dentigerous cysts are the second most common odontogenic cysts after radicular cysts and are most commonly seen in association with third molars and maxillary canines. Only 5% of dentigerous cysts involve supernumerary teeth, of which mesiodens is the most frequent type. This paper presents a case of dentigerous cyst associated with a mesiodens that caused a painless swelling in the upper lip of an 18-year-old female. The patient was treated surgically by enucleation of total cyst and surgical extraction of mesiodens under local anesthesia.

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