Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46--49

Assessment of age based on the pulp cavity width of the maxillary central incisors


Uday Ginjupally1, Ramaswamy Pachigolla2, Sudhakar Sankaran2, Smitha Balla2, Sreenivasulu Pattipati2, Sai Kiran Chennoju2 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India
2 St. Joseph Dental College and Hospital, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to estimate the age of the patients belonging to the age group of 15 - 55 years, attending the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, St. Joseph Dental College and Hospital, Eluru, based on the radiographic evaluation of the pulp cavity width of the maxillary central incisors. Materials and Methods: The study group comprised of 120 subjects. Intraoral periapical radiographs of the maxillary central incisors were taken for all subjects, using the conventional paralleling angle technique and the pulp cavity width was measured at the cervical and middle third using a digital vernier caliper. The data obtained was subjected to correlation and regression analysis. Results: A negative linear relationship was obtained between the age and pulp cavity width (cervical third, r = -0.459 and middle third, r = -0.704). Cubic regression analysis was done and the regression formulae were obtained. A mean difference of 0.1 years was obtained between the estimated age and real age, indicating the reliability of the derived formula. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the width of the pulp cavity of maxillary central incisors are reliable for estimation of age.


How to cite this article:
Ginjupally U, Pachigolla R, Sankaran S, Balla S, Pattipati S, Chennoju SK. Assessment of age based on the pulp cavity width of the maxillary central incisors .J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2014;26:46-49


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Ginjupally U, Pachigolla R, Sankaran S, Balla S, Pattipati S, Chennoju SK. Assessment of age based on the pulp cavity width of the maxillary central incisors . J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 23 ];26:46-49
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