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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2012;39(1): 73-78.
So-Yeon Park1, Soo-Kyoung Kim2, Sung-Chu Choi1, Kwang Chul Kim1, Jae-Hong Park1
1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Institute of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University
2Dasom Junior Dental Clinic
Corresponding Author: Jae-Hong Park ,Tel: 02-958-9379, Email: pedopjh@khu.ac.kr
Received: October 10, 2011;  Accepted: January 10, 2012.
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Complex odontomas consist of a conglomerate mass of enamel, dentin and cementum which bears no anatomic resemblance to a tooth. The majority of these lesions are completely asymptomatic, being discovered on routine radiographic examination or when films are taken to determine the reason for tooth eruption failure. Compound odontomas seldom cause bony expansion, but complex odontomas often cause slight or even marked bony expansion. Complex odontomas are mostly associated with permanent teeth and very rarely associated with deciduous teeth. They are usually located in the first-or second-molar areas of the mandible. This report presents a case of a patient with impaction of a maxillary primary canine by a complex odontoma in which surgical excision of the lesion was performed. And the primary canine was repositioned right under gingival level for spontaneous erution. Follow-up after six months showed spontaneous eruption ofthe repositioned maxillary primarycanine.
Keywords: Remove of odontoma | Impacted tooth | Spontaneous eruption
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