Table 1

Observed pulp compartments in maxillary cheek teeth of Triadan position 06 to 11
    Number of teeth
No segmentation (CPC) Partial segmentation (PS) Maximal segmentation (MS)
Tooth age (years) Total no. of teeth in group Common pulp chamber Two pulp compartments Three pulp compartments Four pulp compartments (all solitary)
1.5 – 2 2 2 0 0 0
2.5 – 4 5 2 1 2 0
4.5 – 5 2 1 0 1 0
8 1 0 0 0 1
9 – 9.5 3 1 0 1 1
11 – 12 4 0 1 2 1
12.5 – 14 5 0 1 2 2
14.5 – 16 4 0 3 0 1
>20 4 0 0 0 4

Intercommunication between all pulp horns was observed up to 9 years post eruption. Partially segmented pulp systems (PS) were seen in teeth ≥ 2.5 years post eruption. Configurations of PS varied – solitary, medium sized or large separate pulp compartments were combined. Four pulp compartments (MS) were found in teeth ≥8 years post eruption. In all teeth >20 years rudimentary dental cavities were observed.

Kopke et al.

Kopke et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:173   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-173

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