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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
 
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 196-199

Dentigerous cyst of maxilla in a young child


1 Department of Pedodontics, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.94481

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Dentigerous cysts are the most common odontogenic and developmental cysts arising in the jaws. In this article, we report a rare case of dentigerous cyst arising from an unerupted canine which had invaded a part of the maxilla in a 6-year-old child. The clinical features, radiographic presentation, and the treatment modality are described.


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