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Extra Oral Swelling Mimicking a Carcinoma in an Elderly Patient Due to Unusually Impacted Canine- A Case Report

Journal: Austin Journal of Dentistry (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Inverted; Canine; Carcinoma;

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Inverted teeth have been reported in both maxilla and mandible and most of them are inverted impacted third molars and premolars. In the oral cavity maxillary canines are called as “corner stones” and are most important teeth in terms of aesthetics and function. Impacted teeth are those teeth with a delayed eruption time or that are not expected to erupt completely based on clinical and radiographic assessment. The permanent maxillary canine impaction has been reported in about 1% to 5% of the population. They are known to be second most frequently impacted teeth after the third molars. We hereby report a case of a canine space infection causing the involvement of the skin mimicking carcinoma of skin on the right side of the face due to an impacted canine in an elderly female patient.

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