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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2013, 1(2), 36-39
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-1-2-3
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Dental Anatomic Variations in Primary Dentition: A Case Series

Sharmila Surendran1, , Phani Babu1, Vimala geetha1 and A. Eapen Thomas1

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

Pub. Date: November 07, 2013

Cite this paper:
Sharmila Surendran, Phani Babu, Vimala geetha and A. Eapen Thomas. Dental Anatomic Variations in Primary Dentition: A Case Series. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2013; 1(2):36-39. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-1-2-3


Many morphological variables have been identified both in primary and permanent dentitions. This report describes incidental finding of some uncommon dental traits like central accessory cusp or dens evaginatus, seventh accessory cusp in primary second molars and protostylid, triangular morphology of primary first molars. These characters have been amply documented in the permanent dentition. Presence of these extra cusps may have dental problems such as caries, sensitivity, occlusal interference and hence there is a need for continuous dental surveillance.

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