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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-36

Taurodontism with oligodontia in a young female patient: A case report with a brief literature review


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dentistry, Al Jouf University, Sakaka, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Al Jouf University, Sakaka, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Santosh R Patil
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dentistry, Al Jouf University, Sakaka, Al-Jouf
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-2915.154647

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Human dentition is affected by a wide variety of abnormalities, which include variation in the number, morphology and eruption sequence. Absence of tooth development manifests as anodontia, hypodontia, and oligodontia. Taurodontism is a developmental anomaly affecting the teeth leading to minimal or no constriction cement enamel junction level manifesting as long pulp spaces and also the trunk of the roots is displaced toward apex giving a rectangular shape to the involved tooth. Its commonly seen in permanent teeth is common and rarely in the deciduous dentition. Oligodontia is an uncommon genetic condition representing the congenital missing of six teeth or more in primary or permanent dentitions. This case report describes concomitant occurrence of tooth agenesis and taurodontism in a young Saudi girl and a brief review regarding the etiology, clinical features, and therapeutic aspects of have been mentioned.


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