Sonika Verma1, A Sri Kennath J Arul1, A Sri Sennath J. Arul2, S Chitra3
1Department of Oral Pathology, Best Dental Science College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Medical Practitioner, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Dental Surgeon, Tamil Nadu, India.
Complex odontomas, hamartomas of aborted tooth development, mainly occur in posterior part of the mandible and rarely erupt into the oral cavity. The spontaneous eruption may be associated with pain, inflammation of adjacent soft tissues or recurrent infection. The present case of complex odontoma is of particular interest due to its apparent eruption in the maxillary posterior segment, its association with agenesis of the second molar and impacted third molar; with the lesion being completely asymptomatic.
Keywords: Complex, eruption, hamartoma, maxilla, odontoma.