Differential Diagnosis for Pericoronal Radiolucencies affecting Jaws – A Case Report on Dentigerous Cyst

Authors

  • Mohana Bhoraskar
  • Ceena Denny E
  • R. Arvind
  • Ravikiran Ongole
  • Almas Binnal
  • Nidhi Manaktala

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14814

Keywords:

Dentigerous Cyst, Differential Diagnosis, Impacted Tooth, Pericoronal Radiolucencies

Abstract

Most of the times it is difficult for the clinicians to confirm the clinical diagnosis without investigations
as the clinical picture of oral lesions may be similar to many other conditions. Hence, appropriate clinical
examination, coupled with radiological and histopathological investigations could aid in appropriate
diagnosis and management of the lesions. This article elaborates on differential diagnosis for pericoronal
radiolucencies affecting the jaws in a patient presented for a routine dental examination. Differential
diagnosis helps us to diagnose a specific lesion by eliminating those lesions which appear clinically similar.
As advanced diagnostic aids are available, decision-making has become much easier for these lesions.

Author Biographies

Mohana Bhoraskar

Post Graduate Student

Ceena Denny E

Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology

R. Arvind

Head of Department,
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Ravikiran Ongole

Professor and HOD

Almas Binnal

Associate Professor, Department of Oral
Medicine and Radiology

Nidhi Manaktala

Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology,
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka,
India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Mohana Bhoraskar, Ceena Denny E, R. Arvind, Ravikiran Ongole, Almas Binnal, & Nidhi Manaktala. (2021). Differential Diagnosis for Pericoronal Radiolucencies affecting Jaws – A Case Report on Dentigerous Cyst. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 2910-2916. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14814

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