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Causes Of Odontoma
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer