Prof. Dr. M. K Rajasekar, Prof Dr. Sridhara Narayanan, Dr. Pravilika


Dentigerous  cysts  are  odontogenic  cysts  associated  with  crown  of   impacted  or  unerupted  tooth. They  commonly  occur  in  middle  aged  individuals  and  are  believed  to  originate  from  the  epithelial  remnants  of  tooth  forming  organs. Dentigerous  cyst  can  occur  in  the  first  decade  of  life  in  some  rare  cases. They  are  usually  diagnosed  on  imaging  when  evaluvated  for  delayed  eruption. We  hereby  present  a  case  of  23 year  old  female  who  came  with  complaints  of  right  sided  facial  pain  and  asymmetry  for  7  years  associated with  history  of  surgery  for  the  same. Patient  was  evaluated  and  underwent complete  excision  of  the  cyst  along  with  removal  of  the  impacted  unerupted tooth. Management  options include  conservative  measures, enucleation  , excision  or  marsupialization. This  report  throws  light  on  how  management  of  the  dentigerous  cyst  by excision  was  the  suitable  treatment  of  choice  for  this  patient.


unerupted tooth, dentigerous cyst, excision

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