jaw tumour

Odontogenic cyst

An odontogenic cyst is a growth arising from tooth-forming tissues in the bones of the jaw (the mandible and maxilla). While most are benign (non-cancerous), some have the potential to become very large which can damage surrounding structures. What are the most common types of odontogenic cysts? Radicular cyst (periapical cyst): The most common type, …
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What is ameloblastoma? Ameloblastoma is a non-cancerous type of bone tumour. Ameloblastoma is called an odontogenic tumour because it starts from cells normally involved in the development of the teeth (“odonto” means “teeth” and “genic” means “producing”). These tumours tend to grow slowly over time. Large tumours can cause pain, swelling, loose teeth, and facial …
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