A conservative approach in the management of inflammatory dentigerous cyst in transitional dentition: a case report

J Mass Dent Soc. 2012 Spring;61(1):18-21.


Dentigerous cysts are benign odontogenic cysts that develop from the reduced enamel epithelium related to the crown of an unerupted and/or impacted tooth. Inflammatory dentigerous cyst is a variety of dentigerous cyst that is mostly found in the mixed dentition, and the treatment modalities range from enucleation to marsupialization. By extracting the infected primary teeth, opening the cyst, and ensuring continuous drainage, spontaneous eruption of the involved permanent teeth occurs into the dental arch even if they are severely dislocated. The purpose of this report is to describe the successful treatment of a large dentigerous cyst by conservative surgical management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bicuspid / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Dentigerous Cyst / surgery*
  • Dentition, Mixed
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandibular Diseases / surgery*
  • Tooth Eruption