COMPOUND ODONTOMA WITH UNUSUSAL NUMBER OF DENTICLES- A CASE REPORT

  • Vivek Singh
  • Jasmeet Singh
Keywords: Compound odontoma, Denticles, Retained deciduous teeth

Abstract

The term odontoma refers to hamartomatous lesions (malformations) rather than true neoplasms. They are the most common odontogenic tumour of jaws. They are slow growing in nature. Miss­ing permanent tooth or retained deciduous tooth brings the patient to the clinician usually dur­ing second decade of life. Two types of odontomas has been described: complex and compound. The compound type is more common and frequently found in the anterior maxilla. A 15-year-old male patient reported to department Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with missing permanent right central and lateral incisor with retained deciduous in place. Intraoral radiographs were done and multiple small denticles were seen. A total of 39 denticles of various sizes were enucleated from the lesion making this case very unusual.

Published
2020-06-25
Section
Case Reports