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Taurodontism: A dental rarity.

Jayashankara C, Shivanna AK, Sridhara K, Kumar PS - J Oral Maxillofac Pathol (2013)

Bottom Line: Taurodontism is a developmental disturbance of a tooth in which body is enlarged at the expense of the roots.An enlarged pulp chamber, apical displacement of the pulpal floor and lack of constriction at the cementoenamel junction are the characteristic features.It appears most frequently as an isolated anomaly.

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Affiliation: Departments of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Taurodontism is a developmental disturbance of a tooth in which body is enlarged at the expense of the roots. An enlarged pulp chamber, apical displacement of the pulpal floor and lack of constriction at the cementoenamel junction are the characteristic features. It appears most frequently as an isolated anomaly. But its association with several syndromes and abnormalities has also been reported. Endodontic treatment of taurodont teeth is stated to be complex and difficult due to the complexity in the tooth morphology. This case report presents a case of taurodontism in permanent maxillary molars and their successful endodontic treatment.

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Mentions: Working length determination was performed using electronic apex locator Propex II (Dentsply Maillefer, Switzerland, USA) and was confirmed with a radiograph [Figure 5]. After working length determination the instrumentation of the canals was done to size 40 for the palatal canal and up to size 30 for the mesial canals using RC prep (Premier, Ultradent, USA) as a lubricanting agent.


Taurodontism: A dental rarity.

Jayashankara C, Shivanna AK, Sridhara K, Kumar PS - J Oral Maxillofac Pathol (2013)

Working length radiograph
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Figure 5: Working length radiograph
Mentions: Working length determination was performed using electronic apex locator Propex II (Dentsply Maillefer, Switzerland, USA) and was confirmed with a radiograph [Figure 5]. After working length determination the instrumentation of the canals was done to size 40 for the palatal canal and up to size 30 for the mesial canals using RC prep (Premier, Ultradent, USA) as a lubricanting agent.

Bottom Line: Taurodontism is a developmental disturbance of a tooth in which body is enlarged at the expense of the roots.An enlarged pulp chamber, apical displacement of the pulpal floor and lack of constriction at the cementoenamel junction are the characteristic features.It appears most frequently as an isolated anomaly.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departments of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Taurodontism is a developmental disturbance of a tooth in which body is enlarged at the expense of the roots. An enlarged pulp chamber, apical displacement of the pulpal floor and lack of constriction at the cementoenamel junction are the characteristic features. It appears most frequently as an isolated anomaly. But its association with several syndromes and abnormalities has also been reported. Endodontic treatment of taurodont teeth is stated to be complex and difficult due to the complexity in the tooth morphology. This case report presents a case of taurodontism in permanent maxillary molars and their successful endodontic treatment.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus