ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-120

Pulp Tooth Ratio-Based Age Estimation of Adults Using CBCT Images


1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Forensic Odontology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India
4 Akash Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Devanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priyanka Nitin
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore 570015, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jofs.jofs_232_21

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Introduction: The estimation of the age is of great significance in the various branches including the forensics dentistry. Various teeth have been considered for establishing the age using the pulp tooth ratio (PTR), using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. Hence, to standardize the protocol and the teeth to be considered for age prediction, we have selected and compared the maxillary and mandibular central incisors and canines, as these are the teeth having the least morphologic disturbances. Materials and methods: One hundred CBCT scans of patients visiting a private imaging center were collected, and the pulp volumes were assessed by the CBCT with sections axially and sagitally using “OnDemand3D Dental software.” The linear regression analysis was performed to know the relation of the variables. The correlation of the variables was estimated using the Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: Maxillary central incisors exhibited more reliability than the maxillary canines for age estimation and among the parameters used, the axial section was found to deliver better prediction percentage than the sagittal ones. Conclusion: Maxillary central incisor PTR can be reliably used to estimate the age of an individual when compared with the canines.


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