ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Jesudass. G, Kanumuru Anusha
Odontoma is a hamartoma of odontogenic origin which contains both epithelial and mesenchymal cells exhibiting complete differentiation with enamel and dentine laid down in abnormal position. It may result from the extraneous buds of odontogenic epithelial cells from the laminadura, enamel, dentin or cementum. The etiology of odontoma is unknown it may due to trauma, infection or genetic transmission. Treatment includes simple excision with no recurrence noted. The aim of this paper is to present a thorough review on the etiology, clinical presentation, histopathological features and treatment aspects of odontomas.