[Taurodontism and the pyramidal tooth at the level of the molar. Prevalence in the Senegalese population 15 to 19 years of age].Odontostomatol Trop. 2000 Mar; 23(89):31-4.OT
This study was done to establish the prevalence of taurodontism and pyramidal molars in Senegalese people using the criteria of SCHIFFFMAN and CHANANNEL for taurodontism and the criteria of BRABANT for pyramidal molar, the first and second molars on the panoramic radiograph of 150 consecutive 15-19 year-old Senegalese people were assessed. Results have shown that taurodontism and pyramidal molars were present in 48.6% of patients (20% of teeth). Taurodontism was present in 48% (18.8% of teeth) of patients whereas prevalence of pyramidal molar was 4.6% (1.6% of teeth). Taurodontism was alone in 91.6% of case while pyramidal molar was alone in 8.6% of case.