Odontoma Associated With Non- Syndrome Multiple Supplemental Supernumerary Teeth 142-145
Dr. Meet Kamal
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Odontomes are considered as developmental anomalies resulting from the growth of completely differentiated epithelial and mesenchymal cells that give rise to ameloblasts and odontoblasts. These tumours are formed of enamel and dentin, but they can also have a variable amount of cementum and pulp tissue. Odontomes are defined as tumours of odontogenic origin. They are considered to be hamartomatous malformations rather than true neoplasms and are generally asymptomatic. Here, we report a case of a 20 year old female patient who visited a private dental clinic with a chief complaint of pain in the lower left back tooth region since 15 days. Familial, medical, and dental history or extra oral findings did not reveal any abnormality. Intra oral examination revealed pericoronitis in relation to 38. The patient was sent for OPG, which revealed a classic picture of impacted 38, along with numerous small radio-opaque masses surrounded by radiolucent border. A provisional diagnosis of odontome was made. The odontome were surgically removed and sent for histopathological examination, which revealed features which were suggestive of odontoma of the compound composite type.