Measurement of the lower canine pulp chamber through periapical radiography for age estimation

  • Otty Ratna Wahyuni Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60132
  • Deny Saputra Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60132
  • Nastiti Faradilla Ramadhani Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60132
  • Dennaya Listya Dias Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60132

Abstract

Objectives: The principle of measurement using the TCI (Tooth Coronal Index) method is to compare the pulp chamber height with a person's chronological age based on the formation of secondary dentin. The purpose of this study is to estimate age based on pulp chamber height in lower canines using periapical radiographs with TCI measurement.
Materials and Methods: This study is an observational analytic study using 42 samples of periapical radiographs with the parallel technique of the lower canines. Samples were measured for CH and CPCH heights to determine TCI values and then linear regression was made to determine their biological age. Finally, the difference between biological and chronological age is calculated to determine the approximate age.
Results: The mean difference between chronological age and biological age was ± 5.05 years and an average biological age of 29.38 years.
Conclusion: TCI method based on pulp chamber height in lower canines using periapical radiographs can be used to estimate age with the difference between chronological age and biological age of ±5.05 years.

Author Biographies

Otty Ratna Wahyuni, Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60132
Staff
Deny Saputra, Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60132
Staff
Nastiti Faradilla Ramadhani, Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60132
Staff
Dennaya Listya Dias, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60132
Undergraduate Student

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Published
2021-08-31
How to Cite
WAHYUNI, Otty Ratna et al. Measurement of the lower canine pulp chamber through periapical radiography for age estimation. Jurnal Radiologi Dentomaksilofasial Indonesia (JRDI), [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 48-51, aug. 2021. ISSN 2686-1321. Available at: <http://jurnal.pdgi.or.id/index.php/jrdi/article/view/710>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32793/jrdi.v5i2.710.

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