Management of maxillary dentigerous cyst in a 14-year-old female: A case report

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Introduction: Dentigerous cyst is the most common odontogenic cyst in the jaw after radicular cyst and more frequently occurs in males at the 20s - 30s years. This cyst is commonly associated with impacted or embedded teeth, such as the third mandibular molar. Dentigerous cyst is frequently discovered accidentally when radiographs are used to investigate a failed tooth eruption or missing tooth, and it can could grow to be an ameblastoma. This case report described the diagnosis and management of a right maxillary dentigerous cyst. Case Report: A 14-year-old female visited the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic of Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital because she has had a swelling in her right maxilla from 3 months ago. Enucleation of the cyst along with odontectomy of the unerupted tooth were performed under general anesthesia. The diagnosis was a maxillary dentigerous cyst due to an impacted maxillary canine. Conclusion: An adequate and appropriate treatment to prevent further maxillary damage and recurrence is necessary in the rare case of maxillary dentigerous cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Reports in Dentistry
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781536173291
ISBN (Print)9781536173284
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020


  • Dentigerous cyst
  • Enucleation
  • Impacted canine


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