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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 670745, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/670745
Case Report

Mandibular Talon Cusp in Primary Lateral Incisor: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai 600116, India
2Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, SRM Dental College, SRM University, Chennai 600089, India
3Department of Pedodontics, Ultra Best Dental Science College, Madurai, India

Received 23 November 2012; Accepted 12 December 2012

Academic Editors: A. Milosevic, A. Scribante, and E. F. Wright

Copyright © 2012 Swaminathan Kavitha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A talon cusp is a dental anomaly commonly occurring in the permanent dentition compared to the primary dentition. It commonly affects the maxillary anterior teeth. In primary dentition, the most commonly affected tooth is the maxillary central incisors. This is a rare case report of a 5-year-old male patient with a talon cusp affecting the mandibular primary lateral incisor. Recognition and treatment of this anomaly at early stages is important to avoid complications.