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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 106-110
Nonsyphilitic occurrence of mulberry molars: A rare case report

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India

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Anila Koneru
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur - 584 103, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_74_18

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Developmental defects of enamel may range from slight abnormalities of the tooth's color, shape and size to a complete absence of the enamel. Permanent first molar may show large variations in their morphological features and forms. Such changes may be in the form of anomalous cusps or variations in the occlusal surface showing globular shaped additional cusps and also increased in number of roots. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first nonsyphilitic case with the occurrence of multiple globular cusps. In the present case, occlusal anatomy is abnormal, with numerous disorganized globular projections involving all four permanent first molars. The projections of 2 mm × 2 mm in size and globular in shape were seen in the maxillary and mandibular cast. The features resemble the surface of mulberry and hence diagnosed as mulberry molars.

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