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Non-syndromic generalised hypotaurodontism in a case of Stage III Grade C periodontitis
  1. Priya Sethuraman1,
  2. John Baliah1,
  3. Jagat R C Reddy1 and
  4. Mohamed Umar2
  1. 1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry, India
  2. 2Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be university), Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Baliah; johnbaliahw{at}


Taurodontism is a rare dental morphological anomaly characterised by an unusual increase in the vertical height of the pulpal chamber along with an apical displacement of the pulpal floor. The tooth lack constriction at the cementoenamel junction is mimicking a bull tooth. Taurodontism is usually observed as an isolated tooth aberration. However, it can also be associated with specific syndromes such as Down’s syndrome, amelogenesis imperfecta, Klinefelter syndrome, Tricho-Dento-Osseous syndrome, Mohr syndrome, Prader-Labhart-Willi syndrome, Ellis van Creveld syndrome and Lowe syndrome. Periodontitis is characterised by microbially associated, host‐mediated inflammation that results in loss of periodontal attachment. This case report describes a rare case of non-syndromic generalised taurodontism in a male patient with Stage III Grade C periodontitis. The patient was promptly given periodontal care by root planing and Kirkland flap surgery.

  • Dentistry and oral medicine
  • Radiology

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  • Contributors PS: planing, conception, conduct, reporting, acquisition, follow-up and manuscript preparation. JB: planing, analysis and manuscript preparation. JRCR: conception, reporting, analysis and manuscript revision. MU: treatment, reporting and follow-up.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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