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Treatments For Odontoma
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
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
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
Tiny, very mobile gland on jawline-had at least 3 yrs with no change-Dr. unconcerned.Also have unchanging odontoma/upper gum for 5yrs.Seperate issue?
In 2009, first dentist thought i had odontoma. Have been observed for years, no changes. New dr ref me to or surgeon to be sure.What else could it be?
May be ok, may not..: I would want to know several things before being comfortable just monitoring this: 1) where is the odontoma - upper or lower jaw? 2) is it evident or is it only visible on an xray? 3) how was it diagnosed as an odotoma? Only after knowing the answers to these questions would i say if it's prudent to keep watching or get a referral to os for more accurate "risk" assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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