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ODONTOMA

Although it’s unlikely that you’ll ever be diagnosed with one, an odontoma is one of the more common forms of noncancerous oral tumors. Some professionals consider this tumor a type of dental hamartoma ( A hamartoma is a noncancerous tumor made of an abnormal mixture of normal tissues and cells from the area in which it grows.) which is an abnormal tissue growth that replicates the surrounding tissue. Odontomas are made of the tissues that comprise teeth, such as enamel, dentin, cementum and pulp tissue, and they often form in the jaw during tooth development
These tumors can develop in patients of any age but are most common in teens and young adults in their twenties. They appear slightly more frequently in women.
Because odontomas are commonly asymptomatic, they are most often found through routine X-rays taken by your dentist.
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