With good oral hygiene maintenance, pericoronal
tissues would be easily maintained; however, the contact area between the second and third molars would remain relatively inaccessible with consequent long-term plaque accumulation.
In past, a pericoronal
radiolucency was considered as non pathologic if it was smaller than 2.5 mm in width.
radiolucencies with and without radiopacities," Dental Clinics of North America, vol.
Odontogenic epithelium: Immunolabeling of Ki-67, EGFR and survivin in pericoronal
follicles, dentigerous cysts and keratocystic odontogenic tumors.
Tooth 3,3 presents a pericoronal
space of normal thickness, uni-radicular and an irregularly shaped radiopaque area placed in middle and upper thirds of mandibular body, between roots of 3,4 and 3,5 teeth, close to foramen mentale and apex of tooth 4,3, compatible with idiopathic osteosclerosis (yellow arrow) (Fig.
radiolucencies and the significance of early detection.
This classification added categories for gingival diseases, abscesses of the periodontium (gingival, periodontal, and pericoronal
abscesses), periodontitis associated with endodontic lesions, and developmental and acquired deformities and conditions (local factors related to teeth, mucogingival deformities, and occlusal trauma).
The association between the CEOT and the impacted tooth producing pericoronal
radiolucency can mimic dentigerous cysts.
They appear in children as pericoronal
sclerotic lesions with a thin radiolucent rim and are commonly associated with an impacted tooth.
DISCUSSION: Impacted mandibular third molar is one of the most common conditions which often necessitate its surgical removal for various reasons like pericoronitis, pericoronal
abscess, cyst, orthodontic treatment, involvement in fracture line and various tumors.