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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62-66
Regional odontodysplasia: An unusual case report


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere - 577004, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere - 577004, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere - 577004, India

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Prabhakar Attiguppe Ramasetty
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere - 577004, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.57671

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Regional odontodysplasia is an uncommon developmental anomaly affecting a localized area of dentition, with distinctive clinical, radiographic, and histological findings. This article reviews a case of a 14-year-old female who reported with unerupted maxillary anterior teeth. This case was rare in that it involved maxillary dentition with unerupted maxillary anterior teeth on the right side, but the left central incisor was missing. The molars on the right side were showing some amount of abnormality. Radiographically, the affected teeth had a 'ghostly' appearance, showing a marked reduction in radiodensity. Both enamel and dentin appeared to be very thin, the pulp chamber was exceedingly large, and the roots were short with wide open apices. All the characteristics were consistent with the diagnosis of regional odontodysplasia. The care and treatment of this patient required a multidisciplinary approach. The unerupted maxillary anterior teeth were surgically removed, following which temporary prosthetic restoration was provided to improve esthetics and to restore the function.


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