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CASE REPORT

A Crescent-shaped Radiopacity impeding Molar Tooth Eruption

Maryam Ghasempour, Maryam Seyedmajidi, Ramin Forooghi, Samane Gharekhani

Citation Information : Ghasempour M, Seyedmajidi M, Forooghi R, Gharekhani S. A Crescent-shaped Radiopacity impeding Molar Tooth Eruption. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2017; 6 (1):48-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1154

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

This article aimed to report the case of a complex odontoma interfering with tooth eruption.

Background

A common local factor causing tooth impaction or interfering with eruption of teeth is odontoma.

Case report

This case report represented a case of complex odontoma in a girl child overlying the crown of first permanent molar, which involved dental follicle and seemed to be interfering with tooth eruption. Surgical removal was done and follow-up was scheduled to control tooth eruption.

Conclusion

Odontoma as a local factor potentially interfering with tooth eruption can be resolved if it is detected early.

Clinical significance

A routine radiographic survey with panoramic images in mixed dentition period and clinical oral examination would be useful to early detection of tooth eruption problems.

How to cite this article

Ghasempour M, Seyedmajidi M, Forooghi R, Gharekhani S. A Crescent-shaped Radiopacity impeding Molar Tooth Eruption. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2017;6(1):48-50.


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