Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Report Volume 8 Issue 4

Bilateral Maxillary Bone Swelling - Comprehensive Differential Diagnosis and the Role of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Amal Adnan Ashour*

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Amal Adnan Ashour, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.

Received: March 15, 2024; Published: March 26, 2024


Maxillary bone swelling (MBS) is frequently observed intraorally, and its differential diagnosis involves various factors including genetic predisposition, occlusal trauma, tumors, malignancy, inflammation, and hormonal changes. Establishing a comprehensive differential diagnosis when evaluating maxillary bony exostosis is crucial for guiding clinicians in conducting appropriate investigations to reach a definitive diagnosis. Although there are numerous case reports discussing unilateral exostosis, limited guidance is available for dental professionals in establishing a differential diagnosis for bilateral maxillary exostosis. We present a case of an 18-year-old female with prominent bilateral posterior maxillary bony protrusion, which, following appropriate radiographic investigations, was revealed to be secondary to impacted wisdom teeth. Our aim is to illustrate the rationale behind formulating differential diagnoses and the necessary investigations.

Keywords: Benign Bone Lesions; Maxillary Exostosis; Bone Swelling; Torus


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Citation: Amal Adnan Ashour. “Bilateral Maxillary Bone Swelling - Comprehensive Differential Diagnosis and the Role of Impacted Wisdom Teeth".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.4 (2024): 53-56.


Copyright: © 2024 Amal Adnan Ashour. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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