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18 September 2012 - Category: Dental Anomalies
» Talon cusp causing occlusal trauma and acute apical periodontitis
Talon cusp causing occlusal trauma and acute apical periodontitis:The talon cusp, or dens evaginatus of anterior teeth, is a relatively rare dental developmental anomaly characterized by the presence of an accessory cusp-like structure projecting fromthe cingulumarea or cemento^enamel junction.This occurs in either maxillary or mandibular anterior teeth in both the primary and permanent dentition. One of the main problems caused by accessory cusps are occlusal interferences.....
Author: Orthofree