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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 234-238

Odontodysplasia Affecting Maxillary Right Segment with Localized Gingival Involvement

Dept. of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine & Radiology, G.D.C. & H., Ahmedabad, India

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Jigna S Shah
Dept. of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine & Radiology, G.D.C. & H., Ahmedabad
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Regional Odontodysplasia is a rare developmental anomaly with unknown cause affecting ectodermal and mesodermal dental layers, affecting segment of jaw more commonly maxilla. A case of regional Odo-todysplasia was reported in a 13 year old patient in whom maxillary right segment was affected. Teeth affected were central incisor, canine, first & second premolar with different grades of severity & lateral incisor appeared to be nonnal. Affected teeth were having irregular, rough & discolored surfaces, localized gingival enlargement, periapical pathosis, radiographically "ghost. tooth" appearance &. short roots. Additional features noted were impacted permanent canine & overretained deciduous canine in the affected segment.

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