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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
Depends: I assume you are asking about a tooth that hasn't erupted because it was being obstructed by a compound odontoma that was removed. It depends on several factors including the age of the patient, the stage of development of the unerupted tooth and the position of the unerupted tooth. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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,went to dentist for first time in 10yrs. Probable odontoma found-checked each year with no change.OS not worried. If cancer, wld have changed?
Have dental odontoma or toothbud.I've been seen by oral surg. Ok to have filling on tooth in same area?Will shot or filling bother it? No symptoms.
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
In 2009,"probable odontoma" found on xray.Ref to OS,he also thinks odontoma.Upper jaw, small, stays same.Could it be ameloblastoma?I read about it....
Not an ameloblastoma: Hi JessiChanc76, The only way to positively confirm diagnosis is to have the lesion removed and biopsied with a pathologist. It is most likely NOT an ameloblastoma due to the small and unchanging presentation. Ameloblastomas are very aggressive benign tumors. ...Read more
Annually,I have extra dental xray for odontoma.They take 1 xtra bitewing-aim a bit high to get it bc it's high up.Can that high up cause brain tumor?
Unchanged dental odontoma- had many years.Have seen oral surgeon- he only said to monitor.Need fillings on teeth nearby.Safe to have fillings near it?
Yes: Restorations should not affect the odontomaGet a more detailed answer ›