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Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (radiopacity)

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.

Differentiële diagnoses


A case of florid osseous dysplasia

Male 48 years. All three stages are present. tooth 44 (radiolucency), tooth 45 (mixed), tooth 36 (radiopacity)