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CASE REPORT - TUMORS AND TUMOR LIKE CONDITIONS
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 429-433

Sequential removal of a large odontoma in the angle of the mandible


1 Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Periodontology, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Oral Pathology, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavitha Muthu
Department of Oral Pathology, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore - 641 402, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_102_19

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Odontomas are the commonly occurring benign tumors of the jaw, which are odontogenic in origin. Lesion originates as the dental components are laid down in a disorganized manner, due to failure of normal morphodifferentiation. They are considered as hamartomatous developmental malformations rather than a true neoplasm. Mostly, these asymptomatic lesions are discovered as an incidental finding. Large odontomas may give rise to local disturbances, such as eruption delay of permanent teeth, asymmetric tooth eruption, malpositioning, displacement, resorption, or occasional devitalization of adjacent teeth. Odontomas may erupt into the mouth and tend to be associated with impacted teeth and other cystic lesions. The odontomas have a tendency to become symptomatic due to local infection such as sinusitis, infected adjacent tooth, and the exposure of tumor to oral environment. The aim of this paper is to elucidate the primary features and treatment of these lesions, depending on published data and individual witness.


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