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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 289463, 5 pages
Research Article

Preservation of Involved Teeth Associated with Large Dentigerous Cysts

1Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Capa, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Tumour Pathology, Institute of Oncology, Istanbul University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 3 August 2014; Accepted 7 October 2014; Published 28 October 2014

Academic Editor: Edwin J. R. van Beek

Copyright © 2014 Yeliz Guven et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dentigerous cysts (DCs) are benign odontogenic cysts that are associated with the crowns of permanent teeth. The purpose of this study is to describe the management of DCs in four children. Four boys aged between 7 and 9 years were referred to our clinics with the complaints of intraoral alveolar swelling or facial asymmetry on the affected area. The panoramic radiographies showed large, well-defined radiolucent lesions associated with the deciduous teeth and displaced tooth buds. The treatment consisted of the extraction of the involved deciduous tooth and marsupialization of the cyst to allow eruption of the permanent tooth. Permanent teeth displaced by the DCs in three cases erupted spontaneously within one-year period. The case with horizontally displaced permanent tooth was managed by replantation. This is the first time that underlying permanent tooth in a DC case was intentionally replanted.