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COMPOUND ODONTOME ASSOCIATEDWITH IMPACTED MANDIBULAR CANINE | Abstract
Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

Abstract

COMPOUND ODONTOME ASSOCIATEDWITH IMPACTED MANDIBULAR CANINE

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Odontomas are considered to be hamartomas rather than a true neoplasm. They consist chiefly of enamel and dentin, with variable amount of pulp and cementum when fully developed. They are generally asymptomatic and are included under the benign calcified odontogenic tumors. Here is a case presentation of compound odontome with impacted permanent teeth in anterior mandible in a 21year old boy, which not a usual site for compound odontomes. Radiograph revealed a calcified mass and the case was finally diagnosed to be compound odontome. The mass was surgically excised and follow up for one year showed no recurrence

Published Date: 2013-03-31;