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Erupted compound odontoma: Report of a rare case in the primary dentition
Jaya Naidu1, Jayalakshmi K.2
1Professor, Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
2Professor, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Article ID: 100014Z07JN2016
doi:10.5348/Z07-2016-14-CR-12

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Dr. Jaya Naidu
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
VIDS, No 82 EPIP Area, Nallurahalli, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Karnataka
India, 560066

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Naidu J, Jayalakshmi K. Erupted compound odontoma: Report of a rare case in the primary dentition. J Case Rep Images Dent 2016;2:51–55.


Abstract
Introduction: Odontomas are benign odontogenic tumors which occasionally cause disturbances in the eruption of teeth. They occur commonly in the permanent dentition and are very rarely associated with the primary dentition. Some odontomas erupt into the oral cavity. Erupted odontomas in the primary dentition are exceedingly rare.
Case Report: A four-year-old girl reported with the complaint of pain on mastication in the lower left back tooth-region. A tooth like structure was observed in the gingival tissue overlying the lower left second deciduous molar. The fragment was removed under local anesthesia, fixed in formalin and submitted for histopathological study. The histopathological features were suggestive of compound odontoma.
Conclusion: Odontomas rarely erupt into the oral cavity and this phenomenon is even rarer in the primary dentition. Early identification and timely management ensure that complications such as tooth impaction, malocclusion and infections are prevented.

Keywords: Odontoma, Odontoma/classification, Tooth, Deciduous


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Author Contributions
Jaya Naidu – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Jayalakshmi K. – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Final approval of the version to be published
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