Treatment of a maxillary second molar with one buccal and two palatal roots confirmed with cone-beam computed tomography.

Masoud Parirokh, Mahsa Razifar, Paul Abbott, Nima Hatami, Nargessaddat Kashi, Aida Farhadi

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Abstract

Root canal configuration is an important subject in endodontic practice and dentists should be familiar with all possible types of root canal configuration. A forty-three year old male was referred for root canal treatment of his maxillary left second molar tooth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. Pre-operative radiographs showed a three rooted molar. However, after access cavity preparation two palatal and one buccal orifices were detected. The patient was informed of the unusual root canal anatomy and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) was ordered for precise evaluation of the anatomy. CBCT image confirmed the presence of one buccal and two palatal root canals; an exceptionally rare condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages371-375
Number of pages5
Volume12
No.3
Specialist publicationIranian Endodontic Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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