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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 90-93

Hypercementosis: Diagnostic imaging by radiograph, cone-beam computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging

1 Department of Morphology, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
2 Department of Dentistry, State of Piaui University, Parnaíba, PI, Brazil
3 Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Ceará, Campus Sobral, Sobral, CE, Brazil
4 Department of Radiology Dentistry and Orthodontics, University of São Paulo City, UNICID, São Paulo, Brazil
5 Department of Diagnosis and Surgery, São José dos Campos Dental School, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil

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Dr. Antonione Santos Bezerra Pinto
Rua Maria Teresa Dutra, 90, CEP 64202-338, Parnaíba, PI
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomr.jomr_27_17

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Cementum is an adaptable component of the periodontium which can respond to functional changes throughout its development, with its formation being characterized by apposition during the final stage of the tooth's life. In some cases, this formation occurs in excess, giving rise to hypercementosis, or other lesions (e.g., cementoblastoma) often presenting similar clinical and imaging features, but they are actually distinct entities requiring different approaches. The objective of the present study is to demonstrate the clinical and imaging characteristics of a case based on a differential diagnosis of these entities. Accurate diagnosis through detailed examination and adequate interpretation of imaging characteristics is essential for appropriate and successful therapy.

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