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Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia


Other Names for this Disease
  • FCOD
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Treatment


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How might florid cemento-osseous dysplasia be treated?

In many cases florid cemento-osseous dysplasia does not require treatment, however careful follow-up may be warranted.[1] When the condition causes discomfort, pain, or disfigurement, the treatment plan is tailored to the patient. The following article describes the treatment of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia in one patient. We recommend that you speak with your dentist to learn more about your treatment options and for referrals to local specialists.

Minhas G, Hodge T, Gill DS. Orthodontic treatment and cemento-osseous dysplasia: a case report. J Orthod. 2008 Jun;35(2):90-5.

You can also use the following tools to help you find specialists in your area.

The Academy of General Dentistry has a tool for finding member dentists in your area. 
http://www.knowyourteeth.com/findadentist/

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons offers the following tool for finding member oral and maxillofacial surgeons in your area.
http://www.aaoms.org/findoms.php

Sometimes with more rare diseases, it can be helpful to have an evaluation with a specialist at a major university hospital or academic medical center. Such facilities often have access to up-to-date testing and technology, a large group of health care providers and specialists to consult with, and research opportunities.
Last updated: 3/17/2010

References
  1. Minhas G, Hodge T, Gill DS. J Orthod. 2008 Jun; http://jorthod.maneyjournals.org/cgi/content/full/35/2/90. Accessed 3/17/2010.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.