Histopathological evaluation of pericoronal tissues associated with embedded teeth

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Natthamet Wongsirichat
Tsheltrim Namgyel
Teeranut Chaiyasamut
Kiatanant Boonsiriseth
Manus Rojvanakarn


Tooth impaction or embedment occurs frequently, and diagnosing the presence of associated pathology with the pericoronal tissues of it can it more complicated for the clinician. The associated lesions of the pericoronal tissues of embedded teeth may vary considerably and impaction or embedment of tooth and associated pathology can result in various the harmful destructions of the surrounding tissues. The accurate diagnosis of pathology associated with the pericoronal tissues of embedded teeth was doubtful with radiographic analysis, therefore histopathology evaluation of these tissues by analyzing and interpreting the sizes, shapes and patterns of cells within the dental follicle can be gold standard examining tool.  This article is to compare the differentiations of the pericoronal tissue lesions by radiography and Histopathologic examination. Histopathological examination of pericoronal tissues of embedded tooth can help the practitioners to make accurate diagnoses and can plan a better treatment. After such examinations, clinicians can conclude that whether there is development of pathologic change in the pericoronal tissues of embedded teeth. This study highlights the importance of early detection of the pericoronal pathosis and the mutual work of the oral radiologists, surgeons, and the pathologists.


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Wongsirichat N, Namgyel T, Chaiyasamut T, Boonsiriseth K, Rojvanakarn M. Histopathological evaluation of pericoronal tissues associated with embedded teeth. M Dent J [Internet]. 2018 Jul. 20 [cited 2023 Nov. 29];38(2):169-76. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mdentjournal/article/view/179324
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