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Conservative Treatment of Dentigerous Cyst Favoring the Normal Eruption of the Involved Teeth

Heena Sarangal, Monika Rohilla, Saumil Mogre

Keywords : Dentigerous cyst, Developmental cyst, Odontogenic cyst

Citation Information : Sarangal H, Rohilla M, Mogre S. Conservative Treatment of Dentigerous Cyst Favoring the Normal Eruption of the Involved Teeth. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2019; 2 (1):22-24.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3016

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2018

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


Dentigerous cyst is the most common developmental odontogenic cyst of the jaw, which apparently develops by the accumulation of fluid either between the reduced enamel epithelium and enamel or between the layers of the enamel organ. However, the mechanism of development of dentigerous cyst has unlit now remains unclear. Such cyst remains asymptomatic initially unless when infected. Management of dentigerous cyst in children needs special considerations because of the presence of developing permanent tooth buds. The purpose of this case report is to describe the diagnosis of dentigerous cyst in a 10-year-old boy that was developed around an unerupted mandibular first permanent premolar and to describe its management with marsupialization to allow the growing tooth associated with the cyst to continue eruption into the oral cavity.

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