ghost tooth

ghost tooth

a tooth with reduced radiodensity seen in regional odontodysplasia.

o·don·to·dys·pla·si·a

(ō-don'tō-dis-plā'zē-ă)
Developmental disturbance of one or several adjacent teeth, of unknown etiology, characterized by deficient formation of enamel and dentin, which results in an abnormally large pulp chamber and imparts a ghostlike radiographic image to affected teeth; such teeth erupt into oral cavity late.
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