Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (radiopacity)
- Florid osseous dysplasia is a benign condition that usually involves multiple quadrants of the jaws.
- The lesions are often bilaterally and symmetrically positioned.They are associated with the apices of the teeth if present.
- It is clinically the most extensive form of cemento-osseous dysplasia.
- Adjacent teeth: not displaced- not resorbed- typically vital.
- Occasionally may cause expansion
- Early stage: Radiolucent, not corticated
- Intermediate stage: Radiopacity within the apical radiolucencies
- Late stage: Densely radiopaque.The radiographic picture resembles cloud like masses which vary in size and shape. but surrounded by a thin radiolucent line.