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Management of Anterior Maxillary Odontomes Secondary to Impacted Maxillary Central Incisor

A Agarwal, P Gupta, M Goel, N Jindal, J Batra

Citation Information : Agarwal A, Gupta P, Goel M, Jindal N, Batra J. Management of Anterior Maxillary Odontomes Secondary to Impacted Maxillary Central Incisor. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (3):181-183.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-3-181

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Published Online: 01-09-2015

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Odontomes arise as a result of an aberration in the tissues responsible for the formation of teeth. Though regarded as tumors or hamartomas in the past they are now usually regarded as variations in development of malformations. A 15 yr old female patient with complaint of swelling and mobility of upper anterior teeth diagnosed as complex Odontomes of anterior maxilla managed with enucleation. Odontomes are diagnosed in the second decade of life and are commonly associated with delayed eruption and displacement of related permanent teeth which is sometimes accompanied by retention of deciduous teeth and swelling. The treatment of the Odontomes is surgical removal and there is no expectancy of recurrence. Since both the ameloblastic odontoma and the ameloblastic fibro-odontoma bear great resemblance to the common Odontomes, particularly on the radiographs it is suggested that all Odontomes be sent for histopathological examination.

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