Case of the Week: Gemination


This week is a fun case of bilateral gemination.  Gemination presents as an abnormally large tooth where the overall arch count is still 16 (not to be confused with fusion which reduces the arch count to 15).  This case shows gemination bilaterally associated with the mandibular third molars.

gemination periapical left third molar gemination periapical right third molar gemination pantomograph

Here is another educational video about gemination from Dental Class of 2015 students Aillie Hu and Erin Lauer.

If you have any questions or comments about gemination, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!

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