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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-7

Taurodontism and pyramidal molars.

K.L.E.S. Dental College and Hospital, Belgaum, India

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P B Sood
K.L.E.S. Dental College and Hospital, Belgaum
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The present study was conducted to investigate the occurrence of taurodontism and pyramidal molars in Goa children, hitherto considered rare in Indians. Radiographs of 300 children of 9 to 13 years were evaluated. The criteria of Keene (1966) was used to designate taurodonts. Ten children showed taurodontism: involving mandibular second molars in eight cases, maxillary first molars in three cases; and pyramidal molars in three cases, four cases showed associated findings. Hypodontia of one to fourteen teeth was observed in all four cases. In addition one case showed thinning of maxillary central incisors, rotation of lateral incisors, impacted supernumerary and a canine and polydactyly of hands and feet. The condition does not appear rare in this population group.

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