Multiple bilateral taurodontism. A case report.J Endod. 2010 Nov; 36(11):1905-7.JE
Taurodontism is a morphologic change characterized by wide pulp chambers, displaced toward the apical floor of the tooth and short roots.
To describe the characteristics of multiple bilateral taurodontism in a female patient.
A 13-year-old female patient evaluated for ectopic eruption of the lower right canine. Physical examination revealed no alteration or apparent mental retardation. Intraoral exam detected multiple carious lesions. Periapical and panoramic X-rays revealed short roots and wide and elongated pulp chambers in the second upper and lower molars. Taurodontism was determined in 2, 15, 18, and 31.
Findings emphasize the importance of radiographic assessment for diagnosing taurodontism, which might present unusual characteristics, such as multiple and bilateral appearance. The absence of a syndrome should not be used to rule out the possible manifestation of this morphologic variation.