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ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Bun San Chong and Edgar Schäfer

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET) and the French Society of Endodontics (SFE)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817


Spring 2012
Volume 6 , Issue 1

Pages: 65 - 68
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Taurodontism of multiple teeth: a case report

Vaghela, Dakshita Joy / Sinha, Ashish Amit

Taurodontism is a morpho-anatomical change in the shape of the tooth, in which the body of the tooth is enlarged and the roots are reduced in size. It is a rare dental anomaly affecting primarily the molars and is usually found in association with other anomalies or as a part of different syndromes. This anomaly, which was considered as a feature of primitive man, is also reported in modern man with a lower prevalence rate. This article presents a rare case of a female patient of 23 years who presented with taurodontism involving developed molars of all four quadrants, which was not associated with any other anomalies or syndromes.

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