A clinical correlation between stature and posterior tooth length

Smitha Reddy, Bhuvan Shome, Jayaprakash Patil, Pradeep Koppolu

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Abstract

Introduction: Exploration and determination of the relationship between stature and length of tooth is essential in Paleontology, Forensic Odontology and Endodontology. This study aimed to determine any association between stature and posterior tooth length in a group of patients who required root canal treatment. Methods: Age, sex and standing height of adults were considered for posterior tooth length measurement. Molars and Premolars of apparently normal males (n=115 for molars, n= 75 for premolars) and females (n=124 for molars, n=80 for premolars), aged 20-50 years with intact cuspal morphology, which required RCT were selected for this study. Females and males were divided into 2 groups each based on their heights females > 155 cm and ≤ 155 cm, males > 165.10 and ≤ 165.10cm. The tooth length of permanent molars and premolars in both groups were measured using RVG and an Electronic apex locator. Measurements obtained were compared separately for males and females using descriptive statistics and the Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: in females MB, ML, D roots of molar showed significant association (P=0.021), (P=0.027), (P=0.010), and roots of premolars showed significant association (P=0.002), (P=0.006) between both the groups respectively In males MB, ML, D roots of molar showed significant association (P=0.009), (P=0.004), (P=0.015) and roots of premolars showed significant association (P=0.006), (P=0.020) between both the groups respectively. Conclusion: The present clinical study reveals that there is a positive association between stature and posterior tooth length in both males and females. © Smitha Reddy et al.
Original languageEnglish
Article number17
JournalPan African Medical Journal
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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