Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95--98

True talon cusp associated with cleft lip and palate: A rare case report


Bhavana Inderchand, Bhavna Dave, Prateek Kariya, Lipsa Shah 
 Department of Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, K M Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lipsa Shah
Department of Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, K M Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Vadodara - 391 760, Gujarat
India

Talon cusp is a rare dental anomaly in which a cusp-like structure projects from the cingulum area or cementoenamel junction of the maxillary or mandibular anterior teeth. This unusual cusp resembles the talon of an eagle. It can be found in both the primary and permanent dentitions. A comprehensive literature study reveals that only 37 examples of talon cusps in the primary dentition have been described, with only 3 cases reporting this anomaly on the primary maxillary lateral incisor. We present a male patient with cleft lip and palate having primary lateral incisor talon cusp. The clinical implications of this anomaly, as well as the dispute over its etiology, are reviewed.


How to cite this article:
Inderchand B, Dave B, Kariya P, Shah L. True talon cusp associated with cleft lip and palate: A rare case report.Arch Med Health Sci 2022;10:95-98


How to cite this URL:
Inderchand B, Dave B, Kariya P, Shah L. True talon cusp associated with cleft lip and palate: A rare case report. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 12 ];10:95-98
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