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Surgical Management of Compound Odontome Associated with Impacted Canine: A Case Report

Manjakandy Smitha, Vivek Bagga

Keywords : Compound odontome, Denticles, Hamartomat, Impacted tooth, Radio-opacitics

Citation Information : Smitha M, Bagga V. Surgical Management of Compound Odontome Associated with Impacted Canine: A Case Report. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2019; 2 (2):64-68.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3026

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Odontomas are asymptomatic bony lesions that often lead to delayed eruption/impaction of the associated tooth and are detected as an accidental finding on radiographic examination when there is delayed eruption of the permanent tooth, usually in the second decade of life. Most frequently impacted teeth by odontomas are canine, maxillary central incisors, and wisdom tooth. This is a case report of a female patient aged 12 years, with a chief complaint of painless swelling in the left maxillary anterior region, associated with the retained primary canine. On radiographic examination, multiple denticles were found hindering the path of eruption of the permanent canine. The treatment protocol involved surgical removal of the odontome to facilitate the unhindered eruption of the permanent canine into its normal position in the oral cavity. Early identification of odontomas enables simple management, cost-effective treatment, and better prognosis.

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