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Taurodontism

49, XXXXY: The Role of the MSX1 Gene

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.034

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15 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016

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Prevalence of Taurodontism in Premolars among Patients at a Tertiary Care Institution in Trinidad

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368–71
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Prevalence of taurodontism in 1090 Trinidadian patients was evaluated radiographically. Of the 5324 premolars examined, 4.79% were taurodonts. Males had a higher prevalence than females. Prevalence in the mandibular premolars was higher than those in the maxillary premolars.

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Objectives: A study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of taurodontism in premolars in a group of adult dental patients in Trinidad and Tobago since there is no such data available for the region.

Methods: Periapical and orthopantomograms of 1090 randomly selected patients were examined for the presence of an apically displaced pulp chamber without the usual constriction at the cementoenamel junction.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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