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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 168-170

Dentigerous cyst in primary dentition: A case report


1 Department of Pedodontics, Dr. HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh., India
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Dr. HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.44035

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Dentigerous cyst is a developmental odontogenic cyst, which apparently develops by accumulation of fluid between the reduced enamel epithelium and the tooth crown of an unerupted tooth. There is usually no pain or discomfort associated with the cyst unless there is acute inflammatory exacerbation. Management of dentigerous cyst in primary dentition needs special consideration regarding the preservation of the developing permanent tooth buds. Here, we report a case of dentigerous cyst in primary dentition in a 10-year-old male patient and its management.






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