Management of Type I Talon’S Cusp using cone beamed computed tomography as a diagnostic aid: A case report

Sree Theja Upadhyay, Tina Puthen Purayil, Siddharth Mehta

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Talon’s cusp is an uncommon developmental anomaly that frequently creates an occlusal interference resulting in occlusal trauma, premature contact or reversible apical periodontitis of the opposing tooth. Such occlusal interference is commonly encountered during orthodontic treatment while retraction of maxillary anterior teeth. Advanced diagnostic tools like CBCT is useful for exploring the details of endodontic architecture. The present case revealed bilateral existence of talon’s cusp on the palatal aspect of maxillary lateral incisors interfering with the bite during orthodontic treatment. With the use of CBCT as a diagnostic aid, this case was managed using a minimally invasive approach with greater patient comfort.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10-2019
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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