Management of Complex Odontoma in Posterior Maxilla

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

Eurasian Journal of Oral and Maxillafacial Surgery, vol.1, no.4, pp.16-18, 2022 (Non Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Odontomas are hamartomas which consist of different types of dental tissue (enamel, cementum, dentin). They are slow-growing
benign tumors with unknown etiology. Thus, they are detected in routine radiographs and have non-aggressive behaviour.
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. 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