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 : 2  |  Page : 176--178

Regional odontodysplasia: A case of progressive tooth development


R Ganguly, A Ramesh 
 Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

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R Ganguly
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1 Kneeland street, Boston, MA, 02111
USA

Regional odontodysplasia (RO) is considered a relatively rare dental anomaly despite increasing numbers of case reports in recent years. It usually presents as a localized anomaly in tooth development affecting a few adjacent teeth in a single maxillary or mandibular quadrant. The purpose of this paper is to describe an uncommon case of regional odotodysplasia involving noncontiguous mandibular teeth, crossing the midline in a male patient, and showing progressive normalization of tooth anatomy over a period of 6 years. Typically, teeth affected with RO become pulpally involved early on and are either extracted or endodontically treated. Such reports of automatic normalization over time in RO is supportive of a more conservative treatment approach.


How to cite this article:
Ganguly R, Ramesh A. Regional odontodysplasia: A case of progressive tooth development.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2012;30:176-178


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Ganguly R, Ramesh A. Regional odontodysplasia: A case of progressive tooth development. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 26 ];30:176-178
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