hypertaurodontism

hypertaurodontism

[hī′pərtô′rōdon′tizəm]
Etymology: Gk, hyper, excess; L, taurus, bull; Gk, odous, tooth
taurodontism in which the tooth roots do not branch. See also mesotaurodontism, taurodontism.
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Hypotaurodontism refers to teeth with slightly enlarged pulp chambers, mesotaurodontism applies to teeth with more enlarged pulp chambers and hypertaurodontism describes teeth with much enlarged pulp chambers.
Both right and left mandibular second molars were carefully examined on OPG and periapical radiograph for the presence of taurodontism, the taurodontism was cate- gorized into hypotaurodontsm (normal pulp chamber), mesotaurodontism (moderately enlarged pulp chamber) and hypertaurodontism (severly enlarged pulp cham- ber).
The prevalence of taurodontism was 12% for overall (Table 1) 20% for hypotaurodontism,65% for mesotaurodontism and 15% for hypertaurodontism.
According to this index, taurodontism is present if the distance from the lowest point at the occlusal end of the pulp chamber to the highest point at the apical end of the chamber, divided by the distance from the occlusal end of the pulp chamber to the apex and multiplied by 100 is 20 or above (hypotaurodontism TI 20-30, mesotaurodontism TI 30-40 and hypertaurodontism TI 40-75).
The present case describes endodontic treatment of a maxillary first molar with rare hypertaurodontism in a healthy individual with no associated syndrome or anomaly.