Compound composite odontoma associated with an impacted cuspid.


This case report involved the removal of a compound composite odontoma from a fourteen year-old male patient at an urban dental school. The pathology report did indeed reveal the tissue mass was that of a compound composite odontoma. These lesions usually occur in the second decade of life, in the anterior maxilla or mandible, with no gender or race predilection. Three types of odontomas are identified, including are: compound composite odontoma, complex composite odontoma, and ameloblastic fibro-odontoma. The etiology of these lesions is unknown, although environmental (trauma, infection) and hereditary influences play a role. Treatment consists of complete enucleation and curettage followed by histological verification by an oral pathologist.

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@article{Owens1995CompoundCO, title={Compound composite odontoma associated with an impacted cuspid.}, author={Barry M Owens and Nina Schuman and T A Pliske and William Culley}, journal={The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry}, year={1995}, volume={19 4}, pages={293-5} }