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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 620-623

Cementum malformations-diagnostic dilemma: Study in Western Maharashtra Population


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Karad, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, India
3 Shree Dental and Oral Surgery Clinic, Karjat, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Department of Dental Health Care, Inaya Medical College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prashant Punde
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Karad, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_625_20

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Aim: The present study was study to observe incidence of cemental malformations related to mandibular molar roots. Materials and Methods: All cases requiring radiographs of mandibular molars reporting to author during 2011–2019 were included in this study. Mandibular molars had been observed for any radiographic malformations. Any such alterations were noted. Results: Author has screened about 522 intraoral periapical radiographs in this study. A total of 63 cases of root malformations reported with two cases of cementoma were observed in this study. Both these cases were diagnosed as benign cementoblastoma (BC) on excisional biopsy. Conclusion: In this study, we have observed that incidence of cemental malformations is 1.2% and of BC is 0.38% as compared to overall incidence of 1%–6% in Western Maharashtra.


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