Pulp Stone

Definition: Calcified entity or entities in the pulp chamber or root canal.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Pulp chamber and/or root canal.

Edge: Well-defined.

Shape: Round, ovoid.

Internal: Radiopaque.

Other: If a pulp stone is large it may alter the shape of the pulp chamber and/or root canal.

Number: May be single or multiple.

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Pulp stone in mandibular left canine (#22), note enlarged shape of root canal due to the pulp stone

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Pulp stones in both premolars

Pulp stones in all three anterior teeth, note enlarged shape of pulp chamber/root canal due to the pulp stones

Pulp stones in both premolars enlarging the root canal

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