dens evaginatus


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dens evaginatus

a rare anomaly wherein an extra cusp or tubercle protrudes from the occlusal surface of a tooth. It has a core of dentin and a pulpal extension.

dens e·vag·i·na·tus

(denz ē-vaji-nātŭs)
Anomaly wherein an extra cusp or tubercle protrudes from the occlusal surface of a tooth.
Synonym(s): accessory tubercle (2) .
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Dens evaginatus (DE) is an odontogenic developmental anomaly defined as a supernumerary tubercular structure or supplemental solid elevation on the crown surface, extending away from the occlusal surface of the affected tooth (Fig.
Prophylactic treatment of dens evaginatus using mineral trioxide aggregate.
Dens evaginatus (DE) is a rare dental anomaly that is common in 1-4% people of Asian descent and mainly observed in the premolars.
A healthy 11-year-old girl was presented to the National University of Malaysia (UKM) Paediatric Dental Clinic with a referral for further management of pulp necrosis of an immature lower right second premolar (tooth 45), secondary to the fractured tubercle of dens evaginatus. Two weeks earlier, she had treatment at a general dental clinic for pain related to tooth 45.
Dens evaginatus is one of the developmental anomalies affecting the shape of teeth having a tubercle like extra cusp either on lingual or occlusal surface of teeth.
[2007] described the use of an orthopantomogram, a lateral cephalogram, intra-oral radiographs and a magnetic resonance tomogram to confirm the exact path of the root canals of a fused maxillary central incisor with dens evaginatus.
(3) In the literature, this malformation has also been referred as interstitial cusp, tuberculated premolar, odontome of the axial core type, evaginated odontome, occlusal enamel pearl, occlusal anomalous tubercule, supernumerary cusp and dens evaginatus of anterior teeth.4 Review of the reported cases indicated that this condition usually affects the maxillary incisor teeth and those talon cusps of the mandibular incisors are extremely rare.