Imaging Sci Dent.  2016 Sep;46(3):147-157. 10.5624/isd.2016.46.3.147.

Jaw lesions associated with impacted tooth: A radiographic diagnostic guide

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  • 1Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. m-baharvand@sbmu.ac.ir

Abstract

This review article aimed to introduce a category of jaw lesions associated with impacted tooth. General search engines and specialized databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, PubMed Central, MedLine Plus, Science Direct, Scopus, and well-recognized textbooks were used to find relevant studies using keywords such as "jaw lesion", "jaw disease", "impacted tooth", and "unerupted tooth". More than 250 articles were found, of which approximately 80 were broadly relevant to the topic. We ultimately included 47 articles that were closely related to the topic of interest. When the relevant data were compiled, the following 10 lesions were identified as having a relationship with impacted tooth: dentigerous cysts, calcifying odontogenic cysts, unicystic (mural) ameloblastomas, ameloblastomas, ameloblastic fibromas, adenomatoid odontogenic tumors, keratocystic odontogenic tumors, calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumors, ameloblastic fibro-odontomas, and odontomas. When clinicians encounter a lesion associated with an impacted tooth, they should first consider these entities in the differential diagnosis. This will help dental practitioners make more accurate diagnoses and develop better treatment plans based on patients' radiographs.

Keyword

Jaw; Tooth Diseases; Radiography; Diagnosis

MeSH Terms

Ameloblastoma
Ameloblasts
Dentigerous Cyst
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Fibroma
Jaw*
Odontogenic Cyst, Calcifying
Odontogenic Cysts
Odontogenic Tumors
Odontoma
Radiography
Search Engine
Tooth Diseases
Tooth, Impacted*
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