Dens evaginatus on a wisdom tooth: a diagnostic dilemma. case report

Ngeow, Wei Cheong and Chai, W.L. (1998) Dens evaginatus on a wisdom tooth: a diagnostic dilemma. case report. Australian Dental Journal, 43 (5). pp. 328-330. ISSN 0045-0421, DOI


Download (32kB)
Official URL:


Pericoronitis is the most common odontogenic problem associated with the wisdom tooth in young men and women. Patients may present with problems associated with infection, swelling and pain. However, other associated pathology such as caries, periodontal disease and referred pain from the temporomandibular joint must be investigated when treating pain from the wisdom tooth. The authors wish to present a case in which the pain from a wisdom tooth was due to a fractured dens evaginatus. The importance of this dental anomaly should not be overlooked.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 5 Ngeow, WC Chai, WL
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wisdom Tooth; Dens Evaginatus; Rheumatic Heart Disease; Mitral Valve Replacement; Warfarin Therapy; Case Report
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 03:13
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 08:39

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item