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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a odontoma and a supernumerary bud?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Distinct entities

Odontoma is a benign mixed odontogenic tumor. Supernumerary teeth are teeth present in addition to the normal tooth set.

In brief: Distinct entities

Odontoma is a benign mixed odontogenic tumor. Supernumerary teeth are teeth present in addition to the normal tooth set.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Different things

An odontoma is a tumor originating from a tooth and containing dental tissue (as enamel, dentin, or cementum).
On an x-ray it looks like a malformed tooth. A supernumerary tooth is an "extra" tooth.

In brief: Different things

An odontoma is a tumor originating from a tooth and containing dental tissue (as enamel, dentin, or cementum).
On an x-ray it looks like a malformed tooth. A supernumerary tooth is an "extra" tooth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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