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The Unique Case of Rapid Developing Compound Odontomes Following Fibrous Tissue Removal Around Impacted Tooth
1Centre of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Sungai Buloh, Malaysia
2Centre of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostics and Medicine Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Sungai Buloh, Malaysia
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry - DOI: 10.14744/JPD.2021.10_72
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Abstract

Odontoma is classified as an odontogenic tumor that develops slowly, asymptomatic, and usually found incidentally during the radiographic examination associated with the impeded eruption of teeth and displacement of adjacent teeth. This case report describes a unique encounter of rapid formation odontomas which formed and expand rapidly upon initial removal of fibrous tissue surrounding the impacted tooth and radiographically detected following the spontaneous eruption of the impacted tooth. Thus, odontomas which are known to be a slow-growing lesion may have a more rapid progression than previously thought.