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Bone diseases in the jaw

There can occur a number of diseases in the jaw, both benign and malignant. Many of them are derived from leftover remnants of teeth.

Below we present several cases of maxillary bone diseases treated by Dr. Armando Torres Castillo.

Fibro-osseous dysplasia

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Fibromyxoma (soft tissue tumor) associated with a wisdom tooth

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Fibromyxoma - aggressive benign tumor development.

Keratocyst (cutaneous cyst) associated with a wisdom tooth

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Keratocyst associated with impacted teeth

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As noted in previous cases the keratocyst is benign, yet very aggressive.

Odontogenic myxoma

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Compound Odontoma (benign tumor associated with tooth development)

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Ameloblastoma (benign tumor of the jaw) associated with a wisdom tooth

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Torus: abnormal bone growth

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Traumatic Bone Cyst

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Osteoma: bone hyperdensity

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In this case the wisdom tooth (‘third molar’) is in a bad position, preventing the placement of crowns on adjacent teeth.

Dentigerous Cyst (or follicular cyst)

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Periapical Cyst (at the root of the tooth)

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The periapical cyst is the most common cyst to present in the jaw. It is associated with dental cavities, a poorly performed endodontic procedure or a poorly or badly performed root canal.
This creates a cyst in the tooth root that grows slowly and leads to bone destruction, as shown in the example. The relevant bone reconstruction can be seen below in the fourth image.

Dentigerous Cyst with a tooth bud in the upper jaw

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EIn the last picture we can see the proper bone reconstruction performed by Dr. Armando Torres Castillo, to treat the patient with the dentigerous cyst.