Management Of Complex Odontoma In Posterior Maxilla

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Karabiyik Z., Yolal M. S., Basiry M. N.

AÇBİD, Antalya, Turkey, 11 - 15 May 2022, pp.165-166

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-166
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Odontomas are hamartomas which consist of different types of dental tissue (enamel, cementum, dentin). They are slow-growing benign tumors with unknown etiology. Most of the odontomas show no signs and symptoms until exposing the oral cavity. Thus, they are detected in routine radiographs and have non-aggressive behaviour. Case: A 13-year-old girl was referred to our department for the evaluation of well-defined radiopaque mass associated with impacted upper right second molar adjacent to maxillary sinus. After clinical and radiological examination, surgery was performed. The mass was removed with associated tooth. Removed mass was sent to histopathological examination and reported as complex odontoma. Recurrence was not detected in 6 months follow up. Conclusion: Odontomas are usually asymptomatic and are detected during routine radiographic examinations. The treatment of choice is surgical removal, usually performed by ostectomies to expose the tumor. However, close follow up and frequent control is important for the successful treatment.