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Odontoma is a tumour-like malformation composed of more than one type of tissue. It may be present at any age, either in the maxilla or mandible, in the tooth-bearing area. It is treated by local excision.

Figure 1: Odontoma, complex type, with a dense radiopacity and a retained molar.
Figure 2: Radiograph of a compound odontoma in the left canine region of the mandible in a 12–year-old boy. The canine is impacted. Tooth-like structures can be identified.
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