Denticles is a term referring to the anatomy of teeth. Teeth can be viewed as seperate life forms, they have the same characteristics as hair. They develop in quite the same way. Denticles refers to an anomalie of tooth development in which the teeth develop ball like structures. These balls can vary in size and usually appear bigger in african american patients. They can be easily visible in a periapical x-ray or a pan.
by ctownbrown April 07, 2009