Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97--100

Age estimation using maxillary central incisors: A radiographic study


Nitin Agarwal, Parul Ahuja, Abhishek Sinha, Anil Singh 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Nitin Agarwal
Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Chaudhary Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Background: In the field of forensic dentistry, secondary changes in teeth with advancing age have been used as reliable predictors of age in various studies. Aim: The purpose of the present study was to present a method for assessing the chronological age based on the relationship between age and morphological parameters of maxillary central incisors. Materials and Methods: Fifty subjects between 20-70 years of age were included in the study. Intraoral periapical radiographs were taken in relation to maxillary central incisors using paralleling technique. The following measurements were recorded: lengths of tooth, pulp, root and width of root and pulp at three different points. Regression formulas were used to calculate the dental age. Results: The mean estimated age showed no statistically significant difference from the actual mean age (P > 0.05). Also, maximum difference was seen for root length variable (-1.035 ± 1.86 years).


How to cite this article:
Agarwal N, Ahuja P, Sinha A, Singh A. Age estimation using maxillary central incisors: A radiographic study.J Forensic Dent Sci 2012;4:97-100


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Agarwal N, Ahuja P, Sinha A, Singh A. Age estimation using maxillary central incisors: A radiographic study. J Forensic Dent Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Aug 25 ];4:97-100
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