Compound odontoma as an incidental finding in finding in bitewing radiographic examination: a case report

Célia Regina Winck MAHL, Vanessa Prates LEMOS, Vania FONTANELLA, Sérgio Augusto Quevedo MIGUENS JR.

Abstract


Odontomas are the most common odontogenic tumors and usually appear as an incidental finding in radiographic examination because they are often asymptomatic. They are hamartomas arising during normal tooth development, composed of enamel, dentin, cementum and pulp tissues. Their etiology is unknown and they are frequently associated with overly retained primary and unerupted permanent teeth. In the dental literature, two types of odontomas have been distinguished: complex and compound. Complex odontomas tend to be more commonly located in the posterior mandible and compound odontomas usually are located in the anterior maxilla. The authors introduce a case report about compound odontoma discussing main features of this pathology and the proposed treatment.

Keywords


Compound odontoma; Radiography, dental



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.7645

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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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