Buccal and palatal talon cusps with pulp extensions on a supernumerary primary tooth


SIRACI E. , Gungor H. C. , TANER B., Cehreli Z. C.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.35, ss.469-472, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1259/dmfr/64715224
  • Dergi Adı: DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.469-472

Özet

This paper reports an unusual occurrence of talon cusp on a supernumerary primary incisor, presenting on both labial and palatal sides. The tooth was scheduled for extraction due to its interference with the occlusion. Morphometric analysis of the taloned cusps was performed on digitized replicas of the tooth crown using open-source image analysis toolkit (ImageJ). Further nondestructive investigation of the taloned crown under cone-beam X-ray computed tomography revealed pulpal extensions in both talon cusps.