enamel organ

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enamel organ

[i′nam·əl ‚ȯr·gən]
(embryology)
The epithelial ingrowth from the dental lamina which covers the dental papilla, furnishes a mold for the shape of a developing tooth, and forms the dental enamel.
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Ameloblastoma is a locally invasive odontogenic tumour arising from the remnants of dental organ and dental lamina and is a highly destructive benign tumour of odontogenic origin.
The granulomatous tissue formed in the periapical area shows chronic inflammatory cells, granulation tissue, and epithelial tissue remains covered by a peripheral capsule, (1) causing a type of bone resorption which radiographically appears as a radiolucent area with an irregular contour surrounding the apex of the dental organ (DO).
Teeth can appear in any area of the dental arch and can affect any dental organ.