Management of impacted compound composite odontome and a palatally placed supernumerary tooth: A case report

International Journal of Development Research

Volume: 
07
Article ID: 
7386
4 pages
Research Article

Management of impacted compound composite odontome and a palatally placed supernumerary tooth: A case report

Pranav Gupta, Naveen Manuja, R.K., Thakurand Mamta Singh

Abstract: 

Odontomas are the most common odontogenic tumors. They are usually asymptomatic and are often discovered during routine radiography. Eruption of an odontome into the oral cavity is rare. Odontomas are the most common odontogenic tumors. They are usually asymptomatic and are often discovered during routine radiography. Eruption of an odontome into the oral cavity is rare. Odontoma seems to result from budding of extra-odontogenic epithelial cells from the dental lamina. This cluster of cells forms a large mass of tissues that may be deposited in an abnormal arrangement, but consists of normal enamel, dentin, cementum and pulp. World Health Organization (WHO) classification defines a lesion as a malformation in which all the dental tissues are represented in a more orderly pattern than in the complex odontoma so that the lesion consists of many tooth-like structures. Supernumerary tooth is one of the developmental problems in children. Mesiodens is a supernumerary tooth present in the midline between the two central incisors. It usually results in oral problems such as malocclusion, food impaction, poor aesthetics, and cyst formation. The prevalence of mesiodens varies between 0.09% and 2.05% in different studies. We report an unusual case of labially placed compound composite odontome and simultaneous occurrence of a mesiodens placed palatally.

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