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Does triclosan cause odontogenic tumors, or would it not be in toothpaste if it did? I have an odontoma. Used face wash for yrs with triclosan.Likely?

Does triclosan cause odontogenic tumors, or would it not be in toothpaste if it did? I have an odontoma. Used face wash for yrs with triclosan.Likely?

Possible: triclosan has been shown experimentally, and in lab animals to have an association with certain cancers, particularly breast cancer. this is because it is a xeroestrogen, a chemical that mimics the effects of estrogen. the most recent summary of evidence in humans, however, is inconclusive. because odontoma are not generally estrogen-sensitive, it is unlikely that your tumor is related. ...Read more

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What is an odontoma and a supernumerary bud?

What is an odontoma and a supernumerary bud?

Composite odontoma: Odontoma is any tumor of odontogenic origin. Compound composite odontoma bears some anatomical similarity to a normal tooth or supernumerary tooth bud. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a odontoma and a supernumerary bud?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a odontoma and a supernumerary bud?

Distinct entities: Odontoma is a benign mixed odontogenic tumor. Supernumerary teeth are teeth present in addition to the normal tooth set. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does dental odontoma feel like?

Please tell me what does dental odontoma feel like?

Painless: Odontoma, a benign tumor containing tooth-like material, usually diagnosed on x-ray and us painless and hidden under the gum. As it can do damage to adjacent structures because of position or expansion it should be removed. ...Read more

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What does dental odontoma feel like? Is it painful?

What does dental odontoma feel like? Is it painful?

Odontoma: Usually an Odontoma feels like nothing unless it gets huge then you could possibly have issues. The key to an Odontoma is to remove is early because although it won't kill you, it can be locally destructive to bone around it and it requires removal or else it will continue to enlarge over time. An Odontoma is characteristically associated with impacted teeth requiring removal or tooth and odontoma ...Read more

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How should you address an odontoma (benign tumor)?

How should you address an odontoma (benign tumor)?

Remove it: In general, these should be removed. They can continue to grow and can damage or cause other teeth to shift. This is a benign tumor but it should be removed. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get the surgery for compound odontoma?

For how long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get the surgery for compound odontoma?

Need evaluation: Often when odontoma present the associated tooth is congenitally missing. If tooth is present, in good position, well angulated, and the end of the root has not apex infield (matured), there is a small chance that tooth will erupt spontaneously. See an orthodontist about what needs to be done to bring impacted tooth into place. ...Read more

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In 2009 dentist said I have odontoma in gum. Xrays over the years have not changed, have been observed. New dentist ref me to or oral surg. Serious?

In 2009 dentist said I have odontoma in gum. Xrays over the years have not changed, have been observed. New dentist ref me to or oral surg. Serious?

Odontoma treatment: An odontoma is an abnormal growth of teeth or tooth like material, rarely malignant. It is an abnormal growth so you really need to see the oral surgeon as the odontoma may damage adjacent teeth or become cystic and enlarge over time causing loss of bone structure or teeth. ...Read more

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