Dentigerous Cyst Associated with Impacted Inverted Mesiodens

Rajeev, Akshaya and Pai, Keerthilatha M and Vineetha, R (2013) Dentigerous Cyst Associated with Impacted Inverted Mesiodens. Manipal Odontoscope, 5. pp. 9-13.

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Dentigerous cyst is a developmental odontogenic cyst arising from an abnormality in the reduced enamel epithelium. It commonly affects individuals in the 2nd – 3rd decades of life and usually presents in the mandibular or maxillary 3rd molar region. Although always associated with an impacted tooth, a dentigerous cyst arising from an impacted supernumerary tooth is less common.Dentigerous cysts are usually asymptomatic, but expansion of the cyst can cause pain, and destruction and displacement of adjacent structures. Hence radiographic examination, including computed tomography scan, play an important role, both in diagnosis and adequate treatment planning. Here we present a case of a dentigerous cyst in a 58 year old male, enveloping an impacted inverted mesiodens, presenting as a swelling in the left nasolabial region and causing resorption of the overlying maxillary bone.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dentigerous cyst; Impacted supernumerary tooth; Nasolabial swelling
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 09:10
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 09:10

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