Case of the Week: Microdont

This week I have a case of a microdont.  Microdonts are fun to see on radiograph as it’s just a mini-tooth.  Microdonts are commonly associated with third molars and maxillary lateral incisors.  When a maxillary lateral incisor is a microdont it is frequently referred to as a peg lateral due to the altered shape of the crown.  This case is a third molar that is a microdont.  Treatment ranges from extraction (third molars) to restorative build-up (peg laterals).

For more information and other radiographs of microdonts check out my page on microdonts.


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