Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 275--278

Compound odontoma associated with impacted maxillary incisors


S Sreedharan, IS Krishnan 
 Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
S Sreedharan
Room No. 401, Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College, Trivandrum, Kerala
India

Odontomas are considered to be the most common odontogenic tumors of the oral cavity. Some authors consider it as malformations rather than true neoplasms. The exact etiology of odontomes is still not known. Most odontomes are asymptomatic and are discovered during routine radiographic investigations. Odontomes generally cause disturbances in the eruption of the teeth, most commonly delayed eruption or deflection. The present report describes the surgical management of a case of compound odontoma in a 10-year-old boy who presented with a complaint of swelling in the maxillary right anterior region and retained deciduous incisors. The related literature is also being reviewed in this article.


How to cite this article:
Sreedharan S, Krishnan I S. Compound odontoma associated with impacted maxillary incisors.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2012;30:275-278


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Sreedharan S, Krishnan I S. Compound odontoma associated with impacted maxillary incisors. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jan 29 ];30:275-278
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