Generalized Odontodysplasia; A Case Report

Vosoughii, Ehsan and Salehian, MohammadAli (2016) Generalized Odontodysplasia; A Case Report. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 40 (4). pp. 397-402.

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Introduction: Odontodysplasia is a localized, non-hereditary, developmental abnormality, affecting tooth enamel, dentin, and dental pulp. Different factors are involved in the development of this abnormality, including vascular lesions. Odontodysplasia is most frequently observed in the anterior maxilla among females and usually involves less than two maxillary quadrants. Case report: Herein, we present the case of a 15-year-old female patient, seeking treatment due to lack of tooth eruption in the jaws at the Department of Oral Medicine, Zahedan School of Dentistry in 2015. Dental examination of the upper jaw showed partial eruption in the right and left central incisors, whereas the second deciduous molars were still unerupted; also, other teeth in the upper jaw showed no eruption. The panoramic radiography showed ghost teeth with a large pulp chamber and an open apex. Moreover, pulp stones were observed in some mandibular teeth; many impacted teeth were reported in the radiography, as well. Conclusion: Similar to other previous studies, the current report presented a case of generalized odontodysplasia in a female patient; however, in contrast to previous reports, both jaws were involved in our patient. Unfortunately, there is no consensus regarding the best treatment option for these patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 12:26
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 12:26

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