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Taurodontism


Other Names for this Disease

  • Bull teeth
  • Large pulp chambers in the molars
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Overview

Taurodontism is a disorder of tooth development and occurs most commonly in permanent molar teeth.[1][2] It refers to an elongation of the pulp chamber of the tooth, which can cause the tooth to lie deep in the jaw (aveolar process).[3] At this time the cause of taurodontism is unknown.
Last updated: 7/18/2013

References

  1. Hirschmann PN. Dental radiology. In: Grainger RG, Allison D, Adam A, Kixon AK, Carty H, Sprigg A, Zerhouni E, Pettersson H. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone, Inc; 2001;
  2. Rao A. Taurodontism of deciduous and permanent molars: report of two cases. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2006;
  3. Taurodontism. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. 1994; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=272700 . Accessed 2/29/2008.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Bull teeth
  • Large pulp chambers in the molars
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.