Journal of Conservative Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 477--479

Endodontic treatment of hypertaurodontism with multiple bilateral taurodontism


Neslihan Simsek, Ali Keles, Mevlut Sinan Ocak 
 Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

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Neslihan Simsek
Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Inonu University, Malatya 44280
Turkey

The term taurodontism is derived from the Latin word tauros, for DQbull,DQ and the Greek term odus, for DQtooth,DQ or DQbull tooth.DQ Taurodontism is a morpho-anatomical developmental anomaly, which is seen infrequently in teeth only. It is characterized by a deficiency in the constriction at the cement-enamel junction, with lengthened pulp chambers and apical displacement of the pulpal floor. This gives the tooth a quadrilateral or cylindrical look. This report presents a case of multiple bilateral taurodontism and the successful endodontic treatment of the tooth that had hypertaurodontism. A male patient was referred to the endodontic clinic with decayed left maxillary first molar. Hypertaurodontism was confirmed after clinical and radiographic examination. Panaromic X-rays revealed that all of the patientSQs molar teeth were taurodontic. Taurodontism offers challenges to the practitioner during shaping and disinfection and at the time of filling the root canals.


How to cite this article:
Simsek N, Keles A, Ocak MS. Endodontic treatment of hypertaurodontism with multiple bilateral taurodontism.J Conserv Dent 2013;16:477-479


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Simsek N, Keles A, Ocak MS. Endodontic treatment of hypertaurodontism with multiple bilateral taurodontism. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 21 ];16:477-479
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