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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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How long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get a surgery for compound odontoma?

How long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get a surgery for compound odontoma?

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 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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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

No need to worry.: Rest assured; cancerous growths would be likely to grow or change significantly over 5 years. Observation of the area over time with regular follow up with your oral surgeon is appropriate management. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Dental Odontoma?: Good day; Routine dentistry will not interfere with the tooth bud. Should the odontomas prevent tooth eruption; these mineralized structures need to be extracted. ...Read more

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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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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

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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently. ...Read more

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Best treatment for alopesia?

Best treatment for alopesia?

Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause. ...Read more