The term is now used to denote leasions that contain all the dental tissues and includes two types, the complex and the compound odontoma.[1] According to the. A case of compound odontomas of the anterior maxilla is discussed. Multiple tooth like structures were discovered upon surgical excision. An odontoma (also termed odontome) is a benign tumour of odontogenic origin Specifically, it A compound odontoma still has the three separate dental tissues (enamel, dentin and cementum), but may present a lobulated appearance.

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A Textbook of Oral Pathology. Since the root formations of both these teeth were not completed, the teeth were let to erupt on their own [Figure – 2]. Odontomas may be found at any age; however, most are detected in the first two decades of life.

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Complex odontoma in both the jaws: A panoramic radiograph shows a collection of tooth-like structures with a narrow radiolucent rim apical to the canine, lateral commpound central incisors in the right mandibula, as well as an impacted right maxillar premolar tooth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Review of 61 cases of odontoma.

Compound odontomas appear as a collection compounc small teeth leaving few entities in the radiographic differential diagnosis except perhaps, a supernumerary tooth. Compound odontomas are more commonly found in the anterior maxilla, while complex odontomas tend to favor the posterior mandible. Support Center Support Center. The origin of complex odontoma is unknown; some suggest trauma or infection to be the cause. Scant enamel matrix was identified Fig. Mature enamel is completely lost to processing.


Two main types of odontoma are described: OPG revealed a radioopaque odonhoma surrounded by a thin radiolucent line.

Compound Odontoma

Advanced Search Users Online: Odontomas are relatively common, asymptomatic odontogenic lesions, rarely diagnosed before the second decade of life.

Odontomas represent the most common type of odontogenic benign jaws tumors among patients younger than 20 years of age. Odontoma is a benign odontogenic tumor. These tumors are composed of enamel, odintoma, cementum, and pulp tissue. In complex odontomas, all dental tissues are formed, but appeared without an organized structure.

These lesions are often associated with impacted permanent teeth [ 1011 ]. Intraoperative photograph showing the exposed odontoma Click here to view. Fibrous connective tissue with a cystic lining representing a dentigerous cyst may also be seen 15 — I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Dr.

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Archived from the original on Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. The Journal of Craniofacial Odonotma. Rarely, an odontoma may erupt into the oral cavity.

Surgical Management of Compound Odontoma Associated with Unerupted Tooth

The majority of the lesions are asymptomatic; however, may be accompanied with pain and swelling as secondary complaints in some cases. Some investigators have suggested that the ameloblastic fibroma and ameloblastic fibro-odontoma both developmentally and histo-morphologically represent the early stages of formation of odontomes.

Introduction According to the World Health Organization classification, odontoma is an odontogenic benign tumor of the young age [ 1 ].


Mixed epithelial and mesenchymal tumor-like malformation hamartoma composed of dental hard and soft tissues. These lesions oxontoma benign and are conservatively treated with simple curettage. Radiographs revealed a lesion of the anterior maxilla.

Complex odontoma is a common odontogenic tumor, and it is usually a hard painless mass, which rarely exceeds diameter of the tooth. Page views in Neither the patient compond her parents could recall any history of pain or swelling in the area.

Compound Odontoma

J Clin Pediatr Dent. The swelling had increased considerably in size. Images hosted on other servers: Odontomas are an abnormal mass of calcified dental tissue, usually representing a developmental abnormality. Compoudn invaginatus is a developmental anomaly resulting from invagination of a portion of crown forming within the enamel organ during odontogenesis. A dentigerous cyst containing an ectopic canine tooth below the floor of the maxillary compounv Review of the literature and presentation of cases.

Introduction Odontomas are an abnormal mass of calcified dental tissue, usually representing a developmental abnormality.

A Dictionary of Dentistry. Based on the degree of morphodifferentiation or on the basis of their resemblance to normal teeth, they are divided into compound and complex odontomas. Introduction Odontoma is a benign odontogenic tumor. The compound odontoma recapitulates the organization of a normal tooth, while the complex odontoma appears as a disorganized mass of hard odontogenic tissues [ 1 ].

Presentation of an erupted complex odontoma” PDF.