plunger cusp


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plunger cusp

A cusp of a tooth that tends to forcibly wedge food into interproximal areas, causing an impaction. Cusp points should be rounded, shortened, or reduced with a dental drill.
See also: cusp

plun·ger cusp

(plŭnjĕr kŭsp)
Cusp with a postion such as to force food into interproximal areas.