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Odd Dental Cases: Odontoma

Our teeth are our responsibility and it’s up to us to take care of them. However sometimes new diseases can develop, and some of these can affect our oral cavity.

Sani Dental Group would like to ask you a few questions:

  • Do you feel as if something is growing in your teeth or your oral cavity?
  • When you look at yourself do you feel bumps or as if you have too many teeth?

Well, believe it or not, there is an oral problem in which dental tissue grows at an abnormal rate. The name of this dental disease: is Odontoma.

Odontoma Dental Disease: What is it?

Odontoma is an oral problem that can affect people of all ages it is composed of both hard and soft dental tissues, for example, enamel, dentin, and pulp tissue. When someone has this condition, odontoma, a benign tumor begins to originate within the oral cavity.

When suffering from Odontoma a dental hamartoma will develop, which means that normal dental tissue will grow irregularly. In most cases, the tooth that develops will be impacted within your jaw; but in other cases where the odontomas have erupted into the oral cavity.

FACT: Odontoma on average has been found in patients as young as 14.

Symptom of Odontoma

There are several symptoms associated with Odontoma, below are the most common symptoms

  • Absent tooth
  • Delayed primary tooth loss
  • Delayed tooth eruption
  • Dysphagia
  • Increased bone size under tooth
  • Lump on gums

Types of Odontoma

Compound Odontoma

Compound Odontoma is a collection of small toot-like structures, also called: “denticles”. Over 62% of compound odontoma occurs in the anterior region of the maxilla and tends to affect areas between the crown and canine. The denticles are formed by an exuberant growth of dental lamina, or by the formation of small enamel organs.

Complex Odontoma 

Complex Odontoma is composed of haphazardly arranged dental tissue. This haphazardly arranged dental tissue does not resemble a normal tooth, instead, it often looks like a bulk of dental tissue. Over 70% of complex odontomas occur in the posterior region of the mandible.

Diagnosing Odontoma

If you think or are experiencing dental problems, we invite you to visit our dental clinic.

When at our dental clinic, our dentist will invite you to a comfortable chair and perform a diagnosis to see the root cause of your dental problem.

To correctly diagnose Odontoma, your dentist will need to take either use X-Rays or CT Scans to determine the extent and location of the denticles.

During the diagnosis make sure you discuss and review your medical history with your dentist, tell him of all the medicines you are currently taking. If the dentist determines that an operation is needed, follow all the steps he/she offers you to prevent any secondary effects.

For our dentists at Sani Dental Group, the details are important and help us; these details help our dentists offer you the best dental experience to all our visitors or patients.

How to Treat Odontoma

When treating Odontoma make sure you seek professionals, seek a dental clinic that has years of experience and a team of professionals capable of treating any dental problem you or a loved one might be experiencing. Typical treatment plans for Odontoma include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery

Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy will be used if after diagnosis and a biopsy is determined that Odotoma is caused by a malignant tumor.

For more information, we invite you to read our post: Oral Cancer

Sani Dental Group Treating the Oddest Dental Cases 


Sani Dental Group is the largest dental clinic in the city of Los Algodones and has 3 clinics throughout the city, each with its own team of professionals, its own dental laboratory, and much more.

Our dental clinic has a true interest in our patients; we have more than 3 decades of assisting and preventing oral diseases, come to our facilities to take care of their dental needs.

Our more than 30 professionals, are capable of helping you with all sorts of oral problems, everything from a basic routine teeth check-up to an advanced “complex” dental surgery.

In addition, our dental group is one of the most recognized in the country. 

If you feel bumps or if you have too many teeth in your jaw, come to Sani Dental Group and allow our team of dentists to analyze your jaw and determine the cause of these bumps and oral pain. Prevent dental diseases and have a beautiful smile. 

Numerous media networks and the NPR recognize Sani Dental Group and even made a special report. Visit the city of Los Algodones and see what the city has to offer you!