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CASE REPORT

Regional Odontodysplasia Crossing Midline: A Rare Case Report

Vinod Upadhyay, TP Chaturvedi, RK Pandey, Akhilanand Chaurasia

Keywords : Regional odontodysplasia, Ghost teeth, Periapical inflammation

Citation Information : Upadhyay V, Chaturvedi T, Pandey R, Chaurasia A. Regional Odontodysplasia Crossing Midline: A Rare Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (2):159-161.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1102

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Regional odontodysplasia is a nonhereditary, uncommon developmental abnormality of teeth. Females have more predilections for regional odontodysplasia. The enamel, dentin and pulp of teeth are affected and radiographically, teeth are described as “ghost teeth”. Many of these teeth do not erupt and have an increased risk for caries and periapical inflammation. Since the literature on regional odontodysplasia is limited, there is need to discuss this anomaly to have a better approach for the diagnosis and treatment.


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