PDF: Complex Odontoma: report of two unusual cases

The term odontoma was first coined by Broca in 1866, who defined it as a tumor formed by overgrowth of complete dental tissue. 

They are composed of ename, dentin, cementum and occasionally pulp tissue. The exact etiology of odontomas is uncertain, different factors such as local trauma, infection, growth pressure, hereditary and developmental influences may be implicated. 

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