- Relatively common lesion
- Two types: complex and compound odontoma.
- Complex odontoma is composed of haphazardly arranged dental hard and soft tissues.
- Compound odontoma is composed of many small ‘denticles’.
- It usually occurs in young patients.
- Usually asymptomatic.
- Failure of eruption of a permanent tooth may be the first presenting symptom.It is commonly found occlusal to the involved tooth.
- Well defined. The internal aspect is very radiopaque in comparison to bone.
- Cementoma (periapical cemento-osseous dysplasia) 3rd stage
- Idiopathic osteosclerosis (dense bone island)
- Osteoma and exostoses
- Socket sclerosis
Compound odontoma in a 16 years old patient (ACTA, Amsterdam)
Different cases of odontoma
Different cases of odontoma (CBCT images)
A case of complex odontoma
Complex odontoma causing displacement and impaction of the lower left canine
Complex odontoma causing displacement and impaction of the lower right incisor.