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periapical cemental dysplasia


Definition: a benign, painless, nonneoplastic condition of the jaws that occurs almost exclusively in middle-aged black women; lesions are usually multiple, most frequently involve vital mandibular anterior teeth, surround the root apices, and are initially radiolucent (becoming more opaque as they mature).

Synonym(s): periapical osteofibrosis

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