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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2014 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Study of Pulp Chamber Morphology of Primary Mandibular Molars using Spiral Computed Tomography

Haridoss Selvakumar, Swaminathan Kavitha, Rajendran Vijayakumar, Thomas Eapen, Rajendran Bharathan

Citation Information : Selvakumar H, Kavitha S, Vijayakumar R, Eapen T, Bharathan R. Study of Pulp Chamber Morphology of Primary Mandibular Molars using Spiral Computed Tomography. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (6):726-729.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1606

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pulp chamber morphology in primary mandibular molars using spiral computed tomography (SCT).

Materials and methods

Sixty extracted primary mandibular molars were scanned using SCT for the (i) distance between the central fissure to furcation, (ii) distance between the central fissure to the floor of the pulp chamber, (iii) height of the pulp chamber (roof-floor), (iv) distance between the floor of the pulp chamber to the furcation. The mean and standard deviation was analyzed using statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) program.

Results

The results of this study show that the average mean distance from the central fissure to the floor of the pulp chamber is 5.07 mm in first mandibular primary molar and 5.54 mm in second mandibular primary molar.

Conclusion

It can be concluded that the greatest depth to which a bur can go during access opening without perforating the furcation in first primary mandibular molar is 5.07 mm and 5.54 mm in second primary mandibular molar.

How to cite this article

Selvakumar H, Kavitha S, Vijayakumar R, Eapen T, Bharathan R. Study of Pulp Chamber Morphology of Primary Mandibular Molars using Spiral Computed Tomography. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(6):726-729.


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