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Other Names for this Disease
- Bull teeth
- Large pulp chambers in the molars
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What is taurodontism?
Taurodontism is a disorder of tooth development and occurs most commonly in permanent molar teeth. 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). At this time the cause of taurodontism is unknown.
Last updated: 7/18/2013
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