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Dentigerous Cyst in a 10-year-old – A case report and review of literature.



Among the spectrum of non-inflammatory odontogenic cysts, the dentigerous cyst emerges as a prevalent entity, often intricately linked with impacted teeth. These cysts, harboring remnants of the tooth-forming organ, tend to remain asymptomatic during childhood, frequently detected incidentally through routine radiographic examinations. However, their silent progression can culminate in substantial growth, leading to bone expansion and facial swelling, necessitating timely intervention.

In this case report, we present a compelling account of the successful management of a dentigerous cyst in a 10-year-old male patient. The diagnostic journey, from initial detection through routine radiography to subsequent treatment planning, is meticulously detailed. The utilization of marsupialization, a conservative surgical technique aimed at creating a channel for cyst decompression, is highlighted as the primary therapeutic modality.

Of particular note is the innovative approach employed in this case, where a removable acrylic obturator was utilized post-marsupialization to maintain a patent channel and facilitate continued drainage. Through meticulous observation and regular follow-up, the patient’s response to treatment is tracked, showcasing the effectiveness of this approach in achieving favorable outcomes.

As we delve into the intricacies of this case report, we aim to provide clinicians and researchers with valuable insights into the management of dentigerous cysts in pediatric patients. By showcasing a successful application of marsupialization coupled with adjunctive measures, we underscore the importance of tailored treatment strategies in optimizing patient outcomes.

For a comprehensive exploration of the diagnostic and therapeutic nuances involved in the management of dentigerous cysts in pediatric patients, we encourage readers to access the full research article from the URL below.


As a dedicated oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I am passionate about providing top-notch care to improve the oral and facial health of my patients.My motto is To be successful as a doctor and to be compassionate towards patients.
Academically motivated and frequently updating the knowledge by indulging in various academic and clinical hands-on activities. I am currently working as assistant professor in a dental college.

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@peepso_user_31(Nishaj VM)
wud be nice if some images were shared in this article itself
@peepso_user_312(JINCY NAZAR)
@peepso_user_31(Nishaj VM) the case is supported with images doc.
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