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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 244-247

Infected dentigerous cyst in the maxilla: Report of two cases

Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Samar Salim Shemna
Flat no. 1204, Mustafa Manzil, 2nd Peerkhan Street, Nagpada, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_62_20

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Dentigerous cyst (tooth-bearing), is the second-most common odontogenic cyst in the Indian population. They remain asymptomatic, causing pain and swelling only when infected. Many a times they are diagnosed only on routine radiography. This article presents two cases of infected dentigerous cyst in the maxilla, one of them being a rare occurrence of the cyst involving the maxillary sinus around the maxillary third molar.

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