Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 192--194

Variation in buccal surface morphology of deciduous first molars


M Simratvir1, G Moghe2, D Singh3, K Dhillon4 
1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, S.K.S.S. Dental College, Sarabha, Ludhiana, India
2 Research associate, Smile Train Project, Hyderabad, India
3 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, India
4 Department of Prosthodontics, S.K.S.S. Dental College, Sarabha, Ludhiana, India

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Background: The buccal bulge of the deciduous first molars has always been a restorative challenge to the pediatric dentist. Morphologically it may vary from a slight prominence to a well-developed cusp-like structure. Aim: This study was conducted to determine the variable buccal surface morphology of deciduous first molar and its clinical relevance. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was conducted whereby 2016 patients visiting the outpatient clinic of dental hospital over 1 year were evaluated. Any variation in buccal surface morphology of the deciduous first molars was recorded photographically or by replicating in dental stone. Results: Varied morphological patterns on buccal surface were observed for which a new classification scheme has been proposed. Conclusion: The surface morphology of deciduous teeth crowns must be studied carefully as it may be indicative of pulpal extensions and accessory roots, requiring consideration during restorative treatment planning.


How to cite this article:
Simratvir M, Moghe G, Singh D, Dhillon K. Variation in buccal surface morphology of deciduous first molars.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2012;30:192-194


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Simratvir M, Moghe G, Singh D, Dhillon K. Variation in buccal surface morphology of deciduous first molars. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];30:192-194
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