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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Generalized hypercementosis – A report of an incidental finding

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Author Details: Purva B. Butala, Purv S. Patel

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 36

Article End Page : 38


Hypercementosis is an idiopathic, non-neoplastic condition causing excessive deposition of normal cementum on the surface of roots of one or more teeth. It occurs due to a variety of local and systemic factors; but often goes undiagnosed because of a lack of clinical signs and symptoms and can only be diagnosed radiographically. Generalized hypercementosis is a rare occurrence with a very few cases reported in literature. It holds clinical significance with respect to extractions, endodontic treatment as well as orthodontic movement of the teeth which is much more complex for teeth with hypercementosis teeth in comparison with teeth without hypercementosis. This article is a report of such a rare case of generalized hypercementosis which was incidentally diagnosed based on radiographic examination.

Keywords: Hypercementosis, Cementum hyperplasia, Cementum.

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