Regional odontodysplasia: report of an unusual case

  • Palwasha Babar
  • Basharat Ullah Baig
  • Anser Maxood
  • Ulfat Bashir
Keywords: Odontodysplasia, Ghost teeth, Developmental defects

Abstract

Regional odontodysplasia (ROD) is a rare, non-hereditary disorder affecting both primary and permanent dentitions.It is more common in maxilla and usually involves one quadrant, rarely crossing the midline. Clinically, the affected teeth have an abnormal morphology and appear discolored. Radiographically, the demarcation between enamel and dentin is not evident and the pulp chamber appears wide. Enamel and dentin are thin and hypoplastic, therefore giving the impression of “ghost teeth”.

The report describes a case of regional odontodysplasia in a 6 year old boy who presented with the complaint of delayed eruption. This case study aims to report the clinical and radiological findings of the current case.

Author Biographies

Palwasha Babar
BDS, Resident, Paediatric Dentistry, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University,Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.
Basharat Ullah Baig

BDS, Resident, Operative Dentistry, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University,Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad

Anser Maxood
BDS, M.Sc. FRACDS, Dean of Dentistry & Allied Discipline, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad
Ulfat Bashir
BDS, MCPS, FCPS, Head of Orthodontics Department, Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah University, Islamabad
How to Cite
Babar, P., Baig, B., Maxood, A., & Bashir, U. (1). Regional odontodysplasia: report of an unusual case. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 7(1), 41-44. Retrieved from https://www.poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/114
Section
Short Communication

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