Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163-166

Incidental finding of two rare developmental anomalies: Fusion and dilaceration: A case report and literature review

Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Nishat Sultan
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi - 110 025
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.166129

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A number of developmental anomalies of morphology are there. However, as compared to the more common oral diseases like caries or periodontal problems, they account for a relatively lower number. When present, they may pose various problems of esthetic, function, malocclusion, or possible disposition to other oral problems. Hence, though rare, their timely diagnosis is very vital in proper treatment planning to avoid unseen complications during extractions, endodontic or orthodontic treatment. The present case is of a patient reporting with two very rare developmental anomalies, that is, fusion and root dilaceration, in contralateral sides of the same patient. To the knowledge of the author, reportedly it is the first such case. The terminologies, etiology, and epidemiology of both these anomalies are also discussed.

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