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DENTIGEROUS CYST ARISING FROM A DENTICLE IN A PRIMARY TOOTH -A RARE CASE REPORT WITH BRIEF REVIEW OF LITERATURE
  • Jimsha V K,
  • Jonathan Daniel M
Jimsha V K
Jonathan Daniel M

Abstract

Odontogenic cysts are derived from odontogenic epithelium.Which may develop before or after the formation of tooth. Most of these are developmental in origin. While dentigerous cysts are common odontogenic cysts that are related to the crown of the impacted tooth and known to arise from reduced enamel epithelium.Dentigerous cyst is a type of developmental odontogenic cyst and has a rate between 20 %-24% in allthe jaw cyst.Dentigerous cyst arising from primary dentition is very rare.A 5 year-old boy with swelling and pain in the jaw that were evaluated clinically,radiographically and histopathologically it was diagnosed as dentigerous cyst arising from a denticle.