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Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences
Year : 2010, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 17) Last page : ( 19)
Print ISSN : 0976-5360.

Taurodontism-Case Reports

Dr. Somani Rani, Professor & Head, Dr. Jawa Deepti, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Jaidka Shipra, Associate Professor

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, DJ. College of Dental Sciences & Research, Modinagar.

Abstract

Taurodontism is an aberration of teeth that lacks the constriction at the level of the cemento-enamel junction characterized by elongated pulp chambers and apical displacement of bifurcation or trifurcation of the roots, giving it a rectangular shape. Its occurrence in permanent teeth is common (5.6%) and is quite rare (0.5%) in deciduous dentition. In this article four case reports of taurodontism are presented involving deciduous and permanent molars. This unusual radicular form in taurodonts makes endodontic management difficult as it poses difficulties in location of orifices, instrumentation and obturation of root canals.

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Keywords

Taurodontism, Dental Anomaly, Familial Tendency.

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