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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-59

Dentigerous cyst associated with multiple mesiodens: A case report

Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Goa, India

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A A Dawasaz
Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology Department, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa - 403 202
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.31994

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Dentigerous cyst is a developmental odontogenic cyst, which apparently develops by accumulation of fluid between reduced enamel epithelium and the tooth crown of an unerupted tooth. When observed with erupted and complete dentition the diagnosis is a surprise; as about 95% of dentigerous cysts involve the permanent dentition and only 5% are associated with supernumerary teeth. The usual age of clinical presentation of dentigerous cyst due to supernumerary tooth is during the first four decades. Mesiodens is a supernumerary tooth situated between the maxillary central incisors. More frequently the mesiodens occurs unilaterally, but it may also be bilateral, while three or more supernumerary teeth in the median region of the palate are more rarely found. We report a rare case of dentigerous cyst in association with multiple mesiodens in a 14-year-old female patient.


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