Tooth with Claw: An atypical existence in primary mandibular lateral incisor

Tooth with Claw: An atypical existence in primary mandibular lateral incisor

Bhaggyashri A Pawar1; Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti2; Alexander Maniangat Luke3; Simy Mathew4; Ajinkya M Pawar5

1 Clinical Practice Limited Pediatric Dentistry, Mumbai, Maharashtra India; 2 Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, State University of Paraíba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil. 3 Department of Surgical Sciences, College of Dentistry, Ajman, UAE. 4 Department of Growth and Development, College of Dentistry, Ajman, UAE 5 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra India.

American Journal of Geographical Research and Reviews

The term talon cusp defines a wide variety of accessory cusp-like structures, ranging from an enlarged cingulum to a well-delineated anomalous cusp, reported mainly on the permanent dentition, and very rare in the primary dentition. In primary dentition, maxillary central incisors are most commonly affected by this anomaly. This is a rare case report of a 4-year-old female patient with a talon cusp affecting the mandibular primary lateral incisor.

Keywords: Indian population, primary lateral incisor, rare occurrence, talon cusp

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Bhaggyashri A Pawar; Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti; Alexander Maniangat Luke; Simy Mathew; Ajinkya M Pawar. Tooth with Claw: An atypical existence in primary mandibular lateral incisor . International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2019, 2:23. DOI:10.28933/ijdrr-2019-07-2105


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