odontoma

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odontoma

[‚ō‚dän′tō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor representing a developmental excess, composed of mesodermal or octodermal tooth-forming tissue, alone or in association with the calcified derivatives of these structures.
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Sporadic cases of dilacerated permanent teeth have been reported in association with odontogenic tumors such as adenomatoid odontogenic tumor.[8] The coincidence of compound odontoma and root dilaceration is extremely rare, but it has been reported in the literature.[9] In this case, the presence of odontoma caused the mechanical interference with the eruption of the second molar and influenced the direction of root development, leading to dilaceration.
The compound odontoma recapitulates the association of a normal tooth but have less calcified pulp, primary dentine and enamel than the normal primary dental cement structure and as bone trabeculate between the denticles.
H and E stained section of the soft tissue shows the presence of dense fibrous connective tissue interspersed with inflammatory cells in some areas; these features are suggestive of compound odontoma [Figure 5].
In complex odontoma, there is a single mass of haphazardly arranged soft and hard dental structures, whereas in compound odontomas, the hard and soft tissues are laid down in their appropriate anatomic relationships; forming small tooth-like structures (27).
On the basis of clinical and radiological findings, surgical treatment was indicated with an initial diagnosis of compound odontoma. Surgical removal under intravenous sedation was planned.
Surgery and radiology for management of compound odontoma in heifer.
(4) Compound odontomas are characterized by a central core of pulp that is encased in a shell of dentin and partially covered by enamel.
A presumptive diagnosis of compound odontoma is usually determined by radiographic appearance alone and is seldom confused with any other lesion.
A deformity in which all dental tissues are arranged in a more orderly pattern is compound odontoma. [4]
The shapes include supplemental tuberculate conical compound odontoma complex odontoma.
It may present diagnostic problems if it is unerupted and resembles a compound odontoma or a supernumerary tooth and so leads to unnecessary surgical procedure.