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CASE REPORT
Taurodontism in deciduous molars
  1. Yash Bafna1,
  2. H V Kambalimath2,
  3. Vishal Khandelwal3,
  4. Prathibha Nayak4
  1. 1Department of Pedodontics, SAIMS Dental College & Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Pedodontics, xRishiraj Dental College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  3. 3Department of Pedodontics, Modern Dental College and Research Center, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
  4. 4Department of Perioodontics, Department of Periodontics, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Prathibha Anand Nayak, drprathibha_an{at}yahoo.co.in

Summary

Taurodont teeth are characterised by large pulp chambers at the expense of roots. An enlarged pulp chamber, apical displacement of the pulpal floor and no constriction at the level of the cement-enamel junction are the characteristic features of taurodont tooth. It appears more frequently as an isolated anomaly but its association with syndromes and other abnormalities have also been reported. Permanent dentition is more commonly affected than deciduous dentition. This paper presents a case report of taurodontism in relation to mandibular deciduous second molars.

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