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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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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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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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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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Unchanged, over many years, possible odontoma. Referred to oral surg by new dentist. If malignant, would it have changed by now? First found in 2009

Unchanged, over many years, possible odontoma.  Referred to oral surg by new dentist. If malignant, would it have changed by now? First found in 2009

You're right...: ... To think that a malignant lesion would show change over 4 years. While odontomas don't generally change, like an impacted tooth that is not removed, you must have it checked periodically for the formation of a secondary cyst or other benign lesion that would require removal. ...Read more

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