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Odontoma Definition

The odontoma is a benign tumor usually associated with an unerupted tooth.

Odontoma Diagnosis

Odontoma is not usually diagnosed because it has no special symptoms. Children may be diagnosed with odontomas due to a dislodged or over-retained primary anterior teeth or swelling of the cortical bone.

Odontoma Treatment

The odontoma is surgically removed under general anesthesia. Patients may undergo orthodontic treatment move an impacted permanent tooth to its normal position. Early diagnosis of odontomas results in a less complex and expensive treatment and ensures better prognosis.

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