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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-82

"Management of taurodont right mandibular second molar tooth": A case report


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Mahe, Kerala, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Attavar Balakrishna Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nagesh Satyappa Chowdappa
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Mahe, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-3019.148278

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Taurodontism is a rare dental anomaly in which the involved tooth has an enlarged and elongated body and pulp chamber with apical displacement of the pulpal floor. Endodontic treatment of a taurodont tooth is challenge to a clinician and requires special handling because of the proximity and apical displacement of the roots. In this case report, a 60-year-old male patient was referred for root canal treatment of his right mandibular second molar and on clinical examination, there was deep caries in the right mandibular second molar. Intraoral peri-apical radiographic examination of this tooth revealed a long crown containing large pulp chamber and two short roots with an apically located furcation, indicating hypertaurodontism. Endodontic treatment was completed with a combination of thermoplasticized gutta-percha technique and lateral condensation technique to achieve a successful obturation.


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