Delayed Eruption due to Concurrent Occurrence of Compound Odontoma and Supernumerary Tooth in the Maxillary Anterior Region: A Rare Case Report

Suman Panda, Megha Gupta
2018 Journal of Contemporary Dentistry  
Frequently seen benign odontogenic tumors are the odontomas which consists of dental tissue. They are regularly asymptomatic but can cause troubles in the teeth eruption manifesting clinically as late eruption or deflection. They are identified due to retained primary teeth or on routine radiographic examination. Supernumerary teeth are in addition to the normal complement. These teeth usually have the normal shape. Odontomas and supernumerary teeth are categorized as separate entities.
more » ... possibly they have the expression of the similar pathologic process, which might be due to a malformation or a hamartoma. This paper describes an uncommon case of retained primary teeth because of the presence of compound odontoma as well as supernumerary teeth in the anterior maxillary region of a 10-year-old boy. Surgical intervention was achieved to remove the compound odontoma and the supernumerary tooth. The permanent incisors erupted favorably after one and a half years. This case also highlights the need of early finding of odontogenic anomalies that enables a less complex treatment; and better prognosis for the patient.
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1239 fatcat:wjynofr3wrhvtahs45dnjtgpca