Ectopic Tooth Involving The Orbital Floor And Its Management

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AÇBID 15. International Congress, 11 May 2022

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Eruption of tooth other than tooth-bearing region is defined as ectopic eruption. Although ectopic eruption of tooth is rare, ectopic teeth have been reported in maxillary sinus, nasal floor, chin, palate, mandibular condyle. Due to ıts rarity, a consensus has not been reached on management of ectopic teeth Case: 24-year-old female patient referred to our department for the evaluation of tooth in the orbital floor. She had occasionally complaint of nasal congestion. After clinical and radiological examination, lesion surrounding the ectopic tooth was detected. Under the general anesthesia, caldwell-luc operation was planned and performed. Tooth was extracted and associated lesion was enucleated. Lesion was sent to histopathological examination and reported as dentigerous cyst. Resolution of the symptoms was noticed in the 4-week follow-up of the patient. Conclusion: Ectopic teeth are usually asymptomatic and are detected during routine radiographic examinations. When ectopic teeth are asymptomatic, they should be followed up regularly to rule out cystic changes. Surgical removal is often preferred when ectopic teeth show signs and symptoms. Cadwell-luc is the most preferred approach while removing the teeth located in orbital floor.