International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Register      Login

VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2010 ) > List of Articles


Dentigerous Cyst of Inflammatory Origin

Raghavendra M Shetty, Uma Dixit

Citation Information : M Shetty R, Dixit U. Dentigerous Cyst of Inflammatory Origin. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2010; 3 (3):195-198.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1076i

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


A dentigerous cyst encloses a crown of an unerupted tooth by its follicle and is attached to the neck of the tooth. They may be of developmental or inflammatory origin. Dentigerous cyst of inflammatory origin occurs in immature tooth as a result of inflammation from preceding non-vital deciduous tooth or from other source spreading to involve the tooth follicle. These are diagnosed in the first and early part of second decade either on routine radiographic examination or when patient complains of swelling and pain. They generally involve mandibular premolars. This article presents a case report of an 11-year-old male patient with a dentigerous cyst of inflammatory origin in the left mandibular premolar region with radiographic feature of a large unilocular radiolucency involving unerupted second premolar. The treatment rendered in this patient comprised of surgical enucleation of cyst under local anesthesia along with extraction of mandibular first and second primary molars

PDF Share
  1. Shear M. Cysts of the oral regions. 3rd ed. UK: Blackwell Munksgaard Publishers, Oxford Wright; 1992. p. 75-89
  2. Dentigerous cysts of inflammatory origin. A clinicopathologic study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 1996 Feb;81(2):203-209
  3. Developmental arrest of permanent tooth germs following pulpal infection of deciduous teeth. Br Dent J 1975 Jul;139(1):9-11
  4. A roentgenographic study of dentigerous cyst. I. Incidence in a population sample. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1964 Jul;18:47-53
  5. Pericoronal radiolucencies with and without radiopacities. Dent Clin North Am 1994 Jan;38(1):51-61
  6. Dentigerous cysts associated with second mandibular bicuspids in children: report of five cases. ASDC J Dent Child 1973 Jan-Feb;40(1):29-31
  7. Experimental dentigerous cysts and enamel hypoplasia: their possible significance in explaining the pathogenesis of human dentigerous cysts. J Oral Pathol 1980 Mar;9(2):82-91
  8. Multiple dentigerous cysts of the maxilla and mandible: report of a case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1987 Aug;45(8):694-697
  9. Bilateral dentigerous cysts-report of an unusual case and review of the literature. J Can Dent Assoc 1999 Jan;65(1):49-51
  10. Occurence of multiple dentigerous cysts in a patient with the Morateax-Lamy syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis, type VI). Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1984 Aug;58(2): 169-175
  11. Cleidocranial dysplasia: comprehensive treatment of the dentofacial abnormalities. J Am Dent Assoc 1982 Oct;105(4):661-666
  12. A Text Book of Oral Pathology. 4th ed. US: WB Saunders. 1993. p. 260-265. Chapter 6, Cyst and tumors of odontogenic origin
  13. Case challenge. Chronic maxillary inflammation. J Contemp Dent Pract 2000 Feb 15;1(2):100-105
  14. Inflammatory dentigerous cysts of children treated by tooth extraction and decompression. Report of four cases. Br Dent J 1999 Dec;187(11):587-590
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.