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 : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 187--190

Dentigerous cysts of anterior maxilla in a young child: A case report


RR Kalaskar, A Tiku, SG Damle 
 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India

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R R Kalaskar
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
India

Dentigerous cysts are the most common bony lesions of the jaws in children. It is one of the most prevalent types of odontogenic cysts associated with an erupted or developing tooth, particularly the mandibular third molars; the other teeth that are commonly affected are, in order of frequency, the maxillary canines, the maxillary third molars and, rarely, the central incisor. Radiographically, the cyst appears as ovoid well-demarcated unilocular radiolucency with a sclerotic border. The present case report describes the surgical enucleation of a dentigerous cyst involving the permanent maxillary right central incisor; the surgery was followed by oral rehabilitation. Careful evaluation of the history and the clinical and radiographical findings help clinicians to correctly diagnose the condition, identify the etiological factors, and administer the appropriate treatment.


How to cite this article:
Kalaskar R R, Tiku A, Damle S G. Dentigerous cysts of anterior maxilla in a young child: A case report.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2007;25:187-190


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Kalaskar R R, Tiku A, Damle S G. Dentigerous cysts of anterior maxilla in a young child: A case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Oct 30 ];25:187-190
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