Wait or Intervene: Dentigerous Cyst Associated with Permanent Mandibular Canine
Dentigerous cysts are developmental odontogenic jaw cysts. Dentigerous cysts require early detection and prompt treatment ranging from marsupialization to complete enucleation. Few of these cysts have been reported in children younger than 12 years of age. The purpose of this case report was to describe the case of an 11-year-old boy with a dentigerous cyst associated with unerupted right mandibular canine. The clinical, radiographic and histopathologic features are discussed. This case report also describes the diagnosis of a mandibular dentigerous cyst using cone beam computed tomography, successful use of conservative enucleation and explains the need for such a radical treatment approach.
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