talon cusp


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Related to talon cusp: Taurodontism, Cusp of Carabelli, Enamel pearl

tal·on cusp

an anomalous cusp that projects lingually from the cingulum of permanent incisors.
[Eng. claw, heel, fr. O.Fr., fr. L. talus, ankle]

tal·on cusp

(talŏn kŭsp)
Anomalous cusp that projects lingually from cingulum of permanent incisors.
[Eng. claw, heel, fr. O.Fr., fr. L. talus, ankle]
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Talon cusp causing occlusal trauma and acute apical periodontitis: report of a case.
Talon cusp cases in primary incisors as reported in the English dental literature.
Talon cusps may be associated with other dental anomalies, especially in the permanent dentition, such as peg-shaped lateral incisors, impacted mesiodens and canines, odontoma, macrodontia, dens invaginatus, supernumerary teeth, shovel-shaped incisors, bifid cingulum, additional tubercle on incisors, exaggerated Carabelli cusps, and microdontia of antimere teeth [Al-Omari et al.
2000] also reported a case of bilateral talon cusps on primary maxillary central incisors, in which the histologic evaluation revealed the existence of pulpal tissue in the anomalous cusps.