Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 2 - 2021
Evaluation of Pulp Stones in Permanent Molars and their Correlation with Systemic Diseases - A Panoramic Radiographic Study
Harshkant P Gharote1*, Rabea Ghazi Abid Althagafi1, Bashayer Ghazi Abid Althagafi1 and Wurayf Hassan Tulbah2
1Dentistry Program, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2Al-Farabi Private College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Harshkant P Gharote, Dentistry Program, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: November 18, 2020; Published: January 28, 2021


Pulp stones are found during radiographic examination and can occur throughout the lifespan of individual. There are numerous studies with variations in prevalence rates and the association of the pulp stones with certain systemic conditions like cardiovascular and renal diseases. The present study was designed to understand incidence, pattern and distribution of pulp stones on panoramic radiographs (N = 355). Further the evaluation of presence of any systemic diseases in those patients was done retrospectively from their case records. In addition, it attempted to compare the presence of pulp stones identified by the radiologist and the intern. The occurrence of pulp stones was statistically significant among molars (2.84%) while 4.97% maxillary left first molars showed pulp stones. Association of pulp stones with systemic diseases was not promising. Also, comparison of pulp stone identification by the radiologist and the student was not significant (p = 0.127). Number of pulp stones was statistically significant in maxillary molars than mandibular molars. Their finding on radiographs should require assessing the risk of systemic diseases among patients.

Keywords: Pulp Stones; Molars; Panoramic Radiograph; Systemic Diseases; Intern


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Citation: Harshkant P Gharote., et al. “Evaluation of Pulp Stones in Permanent Molars and their Correlation with Systemic Diseases - A Panoramic Radiographic Study”. EC Dental Science 20.2 (2021): 51-56.

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