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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet)

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DAGISTAN, Saadettin; TOZOGLU, Ümmühan; GOREGEN, Mustafa  and  CAKUR, Binali. Med. oral patol. oral cir.bucal (Internet) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.5, pp.348-350. ISSN 1698-6946.

Cemento-osseous dysplasias are a group of disorders known to originate from periodontal ligament tissues and involve, essentially, the same pathological process. They are usually classified, depending on their extent and radiographic appearances, into three main groups: periapical (surrounds the periapical region of teeth and are bilateral), florid (sclerotic symmetrical masses) and focal (single lesion) cemental dysplasias. Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia clearly appears to be a form of bone and cemental dysplasia that is limited to jaws. Patients do not have laboratory or radiologic evidence of bone disease in other parts of the skeleton. For the asymptomatic patient, the best management consists of regular recall examinations with prophylaxis and reinforcement of good home hygiene care to control periodontal disease and prevent tooth lose. Management of the symptomatic patient is more difficult. At this stage, there is an inflammatory component to the disease and the process is basically a chronic osteomyelitis involving dysplastic bone and cementum. Antibiotics may be indicated but may not be effective. A case of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia occurring in a 47-year-old Caucasian female is reported which was rare in regard to race and sex.

Keywords : Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia; gigantiform cementoma; familial multiple cementomas.

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