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Pulp stone or denticles are nodular, calcified masses appearing in either or both in coronal and root portion of the pulp organ in teeth.
They are classified:
- A) On the basis of Structure
- 1) True Denticles and
True denticles are formed by odontoblasts.
- 2) False denticles
False denticles are formed by an accumulation of mineral around debris, often in a concentric manner.
- B) On the basis of Location
- 1) Free:they are entirely surrounded by pulp tissue.
- 2) Attached:they are partly fused with dentin.
- 3) Embedded:they are entirely surrounded by dentin.
- Goga, R.; N. P. Chandler & A. O. Oginni (2008). "Pulp stones: a review". International Endodontic Journal 41: 457–468. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2591.2008.01374.x. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
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