A Case of Unerupted Lower Primary Second Molar Associated with Compound Odontoma
Unetsubo Teruhisa1, Jun Murakami1, Miki Hisatomi1, Yoshinobu Yanagi2, Jun-ichi Asaumi1, 2, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 173
Last Page: 176
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-3-173
Article History:Received Date: 4/5/2009
Revision Received Date: 28/5/2009
Acceptance Date: 08/6/2009
Electronic publication date: 13/8/2009
Collection year: 2009
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Odontoma is the most common type of benign odontogenic tumor, and often causes disturbances in the eruption of its associated tooth. Odontomas usually occur in the permanent dentition, and rarely occur solely in the primary dentition. This case report documents a six-year-old-child with a compound odontoma located in the mandible, which caused the impaction of the primary second molar.