Gemination is defined as the formation of two crowns from a single tooth. Fusion is defined as the two joined tooth resulting in the formation of a single tooth. Gemination and fusion appear similar but the number of the teeth in the dentition is different. If tooth count is normal, it is called gemination, in fusion two teeth are fused and because of this reason, tooth number is less than normal dentitıon. A 22 year old female patient attended to Istanbul University for periodontal problems. An unerupted third molar was detected on panoramic radiography by coincidence. Because of the radiographic image, right mandibular third molar tooth was diagnosed as a geminated tooth. The unerupted third molar was extracted and the diagnosis of gemination was verified in histopatologic examination. The purpose of this case report is to present gemination on unerupted third molar which is an uncommon case.
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