23 In case of AI, the pathology affects all dentition, the family history is usually involved and the radiographic examination can reveal taurodont
36 A taurodont
usually presents with elongated pulp chambers having greater apicoocclusal height and lacking constriction at cementoenamel junction level.
In the oral cavity, a taurodont appears as a normal tooth.
13) Clinically, the taurodont crown has normal form, structure, colour and texture, so, it can only be diagnosed by radiographs.
The present case describes successful completion of endodontic treatment of a taurodont maxillary first molar, which seemed impossible to perform with conventional techniques.
Most likely, the prominent pulp horns that project under the cusps of the taurodont
tooth cause the enlargement in spite of the normal size of the dentine.
Endodontic treatment of a taurodont tooth is challenging and requires special handling because of the proximity and apical displacement of the roots It has been reported in permanent and deciduous teeth, in premolars and molars and are associated with certain syndromes, particularly in those involving an ectodermal defect.
18,19 The reported preva- lence of taurodont molars and premolars ranges from 0.
Developmental Talon cusp; taurodont
teeth; molar incisor hypoplasia; amelogenesis imperfecta; cleft lip and palate.
Endodontic management of a taurodont tooth has been described as complex and challenging.
7 The radiographic characteristics of taurodont tooth are (i) extension of the rectangular pulp chamber into the elongated body of the tooth, (ii) shortened roots and root canals, and (iii) location of furcation near the root apices, despite a normal crown size.
observed in the taurodont teeth, and because of this, the endodontic treatment of this case was a challenge.