What is an odontogenic tumor?

What is an odontogenic tumor?

Odontogenic tumors are any kind of abnormal growth in and around the jaw and teeth, many of these tumors are considered to be benign. In unusual cases, odontogenic tumors are malignant, meaning they are likely to spread.

Can prostate cancer spread to gums?

Few cases of patients with prostate cancer have been reported to have oral cavity metastases. One case of gingival metastasis from prostatic adenocarcinoma had been reported in the literature. However, the most common site of oral soft tissues metastases is gingivae (54, 8%).

Where are odontogenic tumors derived?

Central Odontogenic Fibroma This is a very rare lesion whose cells of origin are derived from the periodontal ligament or the dental follicle/papilla. Extracellular mesenchymal matrix product formation is characteristic of this lesion.

How is odontogenic infection treated?

Penicillin-based antibiotics remain the first line for the treatment of odontogenic infections. Metronidazole is effective against anaerobic bacteria. The antibiotic doses recommended in the SDCEP’s guidance are based on the doses recommended by the British National Formulary (BNF)13 (Table 2).

Can prostate cancer spread to teeth?

Metastatic disease in the jaws may also affect the adjacent soft tissues and present as dental or periodontal infection20. When the metastasis is located in the jaw, the primary neoplasm is more likely to develop bone metastases, especially in the molar region1.

How is odontogenic pain diagnosed?

There are several simple tests that may assist in diagnosis of dental pain.

  1. Pulp sensitivity test.
  2. Percussion test.
  3. Probing.
  4. Mobility test.
  5. Palpation.
  6. Sinus formation.
  7. Radiographic examination.

What are the antibiotics of choice for odontogenic infections?

Eighty-one percent of dentists surveyed considered amoxicillin the first antibiotic choice for the treatment of odontogenic infections, while 73.2% of family doctors preferred the combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Fig. ‚Äč 1).