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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: A modified obturation technique was used because of complexity of inner root canal anatomy. This consisted of combined lateral condensation of the gutta percha in the apical part with vertical compaction of the remaining pulp chamber. AH-plus (Dentsply, Switzerland, USA) was used as a root canal sealer. The final radiograph confirmed well-obturated root canal system [Figure 6].


Taurodontism: A dental rarity.

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

Obturation radiograph
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Figure 6: Obturation radiograph
Mentions: A modified obturation technique was used because of complexity of inner root canal anatomy. This consisted of combined lateral condensation of the gutta percha in the apical part with vertical compaction of the remaining pulp chamber. AH-plus (Dentsply, Switzerland, USA) was used as a root canal sealer. The final radiograph confirmed well-obturated root canal system [Figure 6].

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.

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Related in: MedlinePlus