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CT Scan Investigation for an Unusual Presentation of Talon Cusp in Fused Mandibular Permanent Tooth

1Department of Periodontics, Tagore Dental College, Chennai

2Department of Periodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai


International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 4A, 4-6
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-4A-2
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

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Bhuvaneswari Birla Bose, Chitraa R. Chandran, Priya Prabhakar, Anitha Logaranjani. CT Scan Investigation for an Unusual Presentation of Talon Cusp in Fused Mandibular Permanent Tooth. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(4A):4-6. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-4A-2.

Correspondence to: Bhuvaneswari  Birla Bose, Department of Periodontics, Tagore Dental College, Chennai. Email: bhuvanabirla@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: Talon cusp is a rare anomaly projecting from the dento-enamel junction to a variable distance towards the incisal edge of an anterior tooth. Hyperactivity of the enamel organ during morphodifferentiation has been accredited to its formation. When it occurs, the effects are mainly aesthetic and functional and so early detection and treatment is essential in its management to avoid complications. Case presentation: An unusual case of talon cusp on the lingual aspect of a mandibular central incisor with fusion is reported. Conclusion: The management and treatment outcome of talon cusp depends on the size, presenting complications and patient cooperation.