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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 910843, 3 pages
Case Report

Irregular Periapical Radiopacity in Mandibular Premolars and Molars

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai 600 116, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, SRM Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospitals, Kattankulathur 603 203, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Received 15 November 2013; Accepted 16 December 2013; Published 20 February 2014

Academic Editors: M. De Bruyne and N. Shah

Copyright © 2014 S. Aravind Warrier and Divya Vinayachandran. 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.


Increased deposition of cementum is observed in a wide number of both benign and malignant conditions. Many cases are often diagnosed during routine examination as an incidental finding. Diagnosing correctly without confusing it with other similarly appearing lesions, thus avoiding subjecting the patient to unnecessary investigations and stress, is of prime importance. We report one such case, where the patient presented with the routine complaint of a painful tooth, during the investigation of which he was also diagnosed with hypercementosis affecting the mandibular second premolars and molars bilaterally. The literature review reveals that not many cases of hypercementosis are frequently reported.