Odontoma are developmental malformations of the dental tissues. They are usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally by dentists when taking dental radiographs. It is important to differentiate them from other ossified bone lesions such as: ossifying fibroma, ameloblastic fibroma, odontoameloblastoma, osteoma, osseous dysplasia or fibrous dysplasia, as treatment is different for each condition. Definitive diagnosis is only concluded when the lesion is surgically removed.

Surgery time: 20-45minutes depending type of surgery and extent of lesion.
Type of anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia (depending on type of surgery & location of lesion)
Recovery time: 3-7days (depending on surgery)