Ectopic Tooth in the Maxillary Sinus Diagnosed with an Ophthalmic Complication

Demirtas N., Kazancioglu H. O., Ezirganli S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.25, no.4, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Ectopic teeth erupt into regions other than the natural position or should be impacted in unusual location. Etiology of these teeth includes trauma, infection, and developmental diseases; however, in many cases, it is idiopathic. In addition, dentigerous cysts that are related with ectopic teeth may also affect adjacent anatomic regions. The occurrence of ophthalmic complications related with ectopic teeth is a rare situation. In this article, we aimed to present a patient who had a blurred vision thought that resulted from the dentigerous cyst associated with the ectopic third molar in the maxillary sinus roof.