Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case Series
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZR01 - ZR02

Occurrence of Cusp of Carabelli in Primary Second Molar Series of three Cases ZR01-ZR02

Mythri Sarpangala, Ashwin Devasya

Dr. Ashwin Devasya,
Bhat's Multispeciality Clinic, Oberle Complex, Above Kottodal Hardwares Badiyadka Road, Kumbla, Kasargod-671321, Kerala, India.

Morphological variations are seen in both primary and permanent dentitions. Cusp of Carabelli is also one of them. It is suggested that it is due to over activity of dental lamina but definitive aetiology is unknown. It is a type of accessory cusp, occurs more often in permanent maxillary first molars, whereas, its occurrence in primary tooth is rare. The present case series discusses the presence of cusp of Carabelli in primary maxillary second molars in three different cases. This case series will help clinicians to identify, diagnose and take proper preventive care and also adds to the incidence in literature.