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Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jul-Dec;9(2):232-234. doi: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_22_18.

A case of dental hamartoma associated with unerupted primary canine in maxillary region.

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1
Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Maharana Pratap Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Odontomas are usually one of the most common odontogenic tumors of the jaw and are perhaps more accurately defined as a hamartoma than a true neoplasm. It is asymptomatic, nonaggressive, slow growing, and benign nature. They are considered to be the malformations of the dental tissue and can sometimes interfere with the eruption of the associated tooth leading to its impaction or delayed eruption. Complex odontomas in primary teeth are rare and unusually diagnosed before the second decade of life. This article aims to present the case of a child with complex odontoma and its effective treatment planning. The results indicate that early diagnosis and proper treatment planning can ensure a better prognosis and can prevent later craniofacial complications and other developmental problems.

KEYWORDS:

Hamartoma; impacted tooth; odontoma

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