Composite odontoma with 23 denticles in a pediatric patient: A case report

Paôla Caroline da Silva Mira1Orcid, Jéssica Silva Peixoto Bem2Orcid, Andresa Vieira da Silva3Orcid, Marcio Santos de Carvalho4Orcid, Marcelo Rodrigues Azenha5Orcid, Christiano Oliveira-Santos6Orcid, Maria Bernadete Sasso Stuani7Orcid, Carolina Paes Torres8Orcid

Highlights

Odontoma occurs more frequently during the permanent dentition phase in children, adolescents, and young adults.
Even though odontomas are usually not associated with painful symptoms, their presence may trigger major occlusal, phonetic, and aesthetic disorders.
Treatment plan for odontomas should involve a more comprehensive approach considering not only its surgical removal, but also the potential consequences caused by presence of the lesion.

Abstract

Compound odontoma is an odontogenic tumor of ectomesenchymal origin containing tooth-like structures. Occasionally, this lesion may trigger occlusal, phonetic, and aesthetic disorders. The aim is to report a case of a compound odontoma containing 23 denticles in the anterior region of the maxilla of an infant patient. A 12-year-old male patient was referred for orthodontic treatment at Ribeirão Preto School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) complaining of a large diastema between the upper central incisors. Panoramic radiograph revealed the presence of a radiopaque lesion with tooth-like structures surrounded by a radiolucent rim in the anterior region of the maxilla, associated with distal displacement of the left central incisor. Surgical approach under general anesthesia revealed and extracted 23 denticles. Post-operative Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) confirmed removal of all denticles, and further orthodontic treatment could be planned. Multidisciplinary involvement of pediatric dentist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and orthodontist was essential to achieve full functional, aesthetic, and psychosocial success.

Keywords: Odontoma; Pediatric Dentistry; Surgery

Author Affiliations

  1. Master, Department of Pediatric Clinics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil (✉ Correspondence: paola.mira@usp.br)
  2. Master Student, Department of Pediatric Clinics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  3. Specialization Student, Department of Pediatric Clinics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  4. Master Student, Department of Pediatric Clinics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  5. Professor, Department of Stomatology, Public Health, and Forensic Dentistry, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  6. Associate, Professor, Department of Stomatology, Public Health, and Forensic Dentistry, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  7. Associate, Professor, Department of Pediatric Clinics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  8. Professor, Department of Pediatric Clinics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
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Article Info

Contemp Pediatr Dent 2021:2(1):50-56

Received: 02 March 2021

Accepted: 15 April 2021

Online First: 21 April 2021

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					Paôla Caroline da Silva Mira, Jéssica Silva Peixoto Bem, Andresa Vieira da Silva, Marcio Santos de Carvalho, Marcelo Rodrigues Azenha, Christiano Oliveira-Santos, Maria Bernadete Sasso Stuani, Carolina Paes Torres. Composite odontoma with 23 denticles in a pediatric patient: A case report. Contemp Pediatr Dent 2021:2(1):50-56
				
			

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