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Inflammatory Dentigerous Cyst in Mixed Dentition- An Enigmatic Diagnosis

Sanguida A, Savita Sangwan, Preeti Sethi

Keywords : inflammatory follicular cyst, marsupialisation, radicular cyst, mixed dentition

Citation Information : A S, Sangwan S, Sethi P. Inflammatory Dentigerous Cyst in Mixed Dentition- An Enigmatic Diagnosis. 2012; 2 (2):41-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-2-2-41

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Odontogenic cysts commonly seen are the radicular cysts and dentigerous cysts. Radicular cysts arising from deciduous teeth are very rare. A Dentigerous cyst may be of two types; the developmental dentigerous cyst which usually occurs in mature, impacted orunempted teeth and the inflammatory dentigerous cyst which is only found in the mixed dentition. The choice of treatment of the inflammatory dentigerous cysts in mixed dentition would be to extract the infected primary teeth and leave the cystic cavity open for drainage, so as to facilitate the spontaneous emption of the badly dislocated permanent teeth. The ossification of the bony defect is also found to occur simultaneously. This paper describes an inflammatory dentigerous cyst that was treated by extraction of the non-vital primary tooth and marsupialisation of the cyst. A seven month follow-up of the treatment is presented.

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