Title: Dentigerous cyst of maxilla associated with impacted supernumerary tooth
Authors: Dr Parag Narayan Kisave, Dr Nandeibam Premita, Dr Manjaree Talukdar, Dr Abhinav Kumar, Preetam Kumar Gupta, Nirdesh Singh, Shivani Singh
Dentigerous cyst is developmental benign odontogenic cyst of jaws. They are associated with crowns of impacted teeth, supernumerary teeth, odontomas, and deciduous teeth (rarely). It encounter in second and third decades of life with male predilection. It is caused by the accumulation of fluid between the epithelium and crown of an unerupted tooth. They expands the follicle and attached to the neck of the tooth. Their epithelial lining has the capacity to undergo neoplastic change. It is usually seen in mandibular third molar followed by maxillary canine. Here, we report a case of dentigerous cyst of maxilla associated with impacted supernumerary tooth and its management.
Keywords: Dentigerous cyst, odontogenic, impacted, unerupted tooth, supernumerary tooth.