periapical cemental dysplasia

[ sĭ-mĕntl ]

n.

A benign, painless condition of the jaws that occurs almost exclusively in middle-aged black females and is characterized by multiple lesions that usually involve vital mandibular anterior teeth, surround the root apices, and become opaque as they mature.

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