developing tooth

Case of the week: Developing Distodens (supernumerary teeth) 4

This week is a neat case showing two distodens developing in the mandible.  Distodens are supernumerary teeth found in the molar region. Note distal to the mandibular left (developing) third molar is another follicle with the enamel evident.  On the patients right side, only the follicle is evident.  No calcified […]

Case of the Week: Blunderbuss apex

This week I wanted to show normal anatomy of a developing tooth; the blunderbuss apex.  A blunderbuss apex is an open apex of a developing tooth. It is named blunderbuss due to the similar appearance to a blunderbuss rifle.  An open or blunderbuss apex appears as pyramidal radiolucent area.  This […]