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Compound Odontoma: A Case Report

Irin Susan Varghese, Kukkalli Kamalaksharappa Shashibhushan, Prashant Babaji, Muttugadur Chandrappa Pradeep, Zeenath Ambareen, Shobha Rajappa

Keywords : Complex odontoma, Compound odontoma, Odontoma, Supernumerary tooth

Citation Information : Varghese IS, Shashibhushan KK, Babaji P, Pradeep MC, Ambareen Z, Rajappa S. Compound Odontoma: A Case Report. CODS J Dent 2022; 14 (1):24-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10063-0131

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim: Surgical excision of an odontome to facilitate the spontaneous eruption of the impacted incisor. Background: Odontomas are the most common odontogenic hamartomas worldwide. They are included under benign calcified odontogenic tumors. Basically, they are divided into two types, complex and compound odontomas. Case description: A 11-year-old female child reported for a routine dental checkup when a missing left permanent maxillary lateral incisor was noticed. Further investigations revealed compound odontoma. Conclusion: Early detection of these tumors is essential to avoid lengthy corrective treatments at a later stage. Clinical significance: Odontomas are generally asymptomatic. Because they are asymptomatic and do not cause any changes in the bone, they are often diagnosed during a routine dental examination. Complex odontomas are commonly found in the posterior jaw, while compound odontomas are found in the anterior jaw.

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