An Unusual Case Report of Compound Odontoma Associated with Unerupted Primary Lateral Incisor
Madhuri Vegesna*, Chandrasekhar R and Vinay C
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, AP, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Madhuri V
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District
Andhra Pradesh-534202, India
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Received Date: September 05, 2016; Accepted Date: September 20, 2016; Published Date: September 28, 2016
Citation: Madhuri V, Chandrasekhar R, Vinay C (2016) An Unusual Case Report of Compound Odontoma Associated with Unerupted Primary Lateral Incisor. Pediatr Dent Care 1: 119.
Copyright: © 2016 Madhuri V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Odontomas are benign tumors of odontogenic origin characterized by their slow growth and non-aggressive nature. Odontomas may consist of enamel, dentine, cementum and pulpal tissue but have a discrepancy in the structural arrangement of these epithelial and ectomesenchymal tissues. They are usually asymptomatic and diagnosed by routine radiographic examination. They are rarely associated with primary teeth. These malformations may cause interference with eruption of permanent teeth, cystic transformations and bone resorptions. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice with preservation of adjacent structures. This case report presents a compound odontoma associated with unerupted primary lateral incisor in a seven year old female child.