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 evaginatus

a developmental anomaly in which an extra enamel cusp (which may include pulp tissue) develops in the central groove or lingual ridge of molars or premolars. This cone-shaped elevation of enamel is subject to occlusal trauma. Removal of the cusp also requires pulp treatment. Not to be confused with dens invaginatus.

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) .

dens evaginatus

(denz ivaj´ənātəs),
n See dens in dente.