Pulp stones

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This article is about pulp stones in teeth. For the geological term, see pulp stone.

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.

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