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ISSN: Print -2349-0977, Online - 2349-4387
CASE IN POINT - ENDODONTICS
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 217-220

Unilateral taurodontism in permanent maxillary tooth with hypodontia in lower premolar


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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I E Neena
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Pavilion Road, Davangere - 577 004, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-0977.191043

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Dental anomalies are formative defects caused by genetic disturbances during tooth morphogenesis.Taurodontism is one such anomaly. Taurodontism can be defined as as “a tendency for the body of the tooth to enlarge at the expense of the roots.” Whereas Witkop defined it as “teeth with large pulp chambers in which the bifurcation or trifurcation is displaced apically and hence that the chamber has greater apico-occlusal height than in cynodont teeth and lacks the constriction at the level of cemento-enamel junction (CEJ). The distance from the trifurcation or bifurcation of the root to the CEJ is greater than the occluso-cervical distance.


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