Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Dentigerous cyst of the jaws: A case series

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Kavita Wadde*,Nazmul Alam,Ashwini Chapane

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 14

Article End Page : 17


It is the second most common odontogenic cyst & constitutes around 20-24% of all the odontogenic cyst involving the jaw. Usually these cysts remains asymptomatic, rarely showing facial asymmetry & displacement of associated impacted mandibular and maxillary third molar. It’s also associated with the supernumerary teeth. The highest incidence of dentigerous cyst occur during the second and third decade & sometimes it may diagnose in later age also.
The purpose of this paper is to present 4 cases of dentigerous cyst in adult associated with impacted third molar or supernumerary teeth, correlation of trauma to the teeth & its pathogenesis. The cyst was enucleated with removal of embedded teeth. It was confirmed by histopathological findings. The patient remains asymptomatic & no complications were noted.

Keywords: Cyst, Dentigerous cyst, Mandible, Maxilla, Enucleation, Impacted tooth.

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