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Endodontic management of hypo-, meso- and hypertaurodontism: Case reports

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  • Abhishek Parolia MDS,

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    1. Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
      Dr Abhishek Parolia, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India. Email: paroliaabhi@yahoo.com
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  • Manak Khosla BDS,

    1. Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
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  • Mala Kundabala MDS

    1. Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
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  • Clinical significance: Endodontic treatment of taurodonts is very challenging due to its complex root canal anatomy.

Dr Abhishek Parolia, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore, Karnataka 575001, India. Email: paroliaabhi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Taurodontism is a morpho-anatomical developmental anomaly rarely seen in teeth. It is characterised by lack of constriction at the level of cementoenamel junction with elongated pulp chambers and apical displacement of bifurcation or trifurcation of roots. This gives the tooth a rectangular or cylindrical appearance. This paper reports successful endodontic therapy of cases with hypo-, meso- and hypertaurodontism in healthy individuals with no associated syndrome or anomaly.

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