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CASE REPORT

Mandibular Second Molar having Four Roots and Unusual Root Canal Morphology

Anuj Bhardwaj, GS Tarun

Citation Information : Bhardwaj A, Tarun G. Mandibular Second Molar having Four Roots and Unusual Root Canal Morphology. J Health Sci Res 2017; 8 (1):49-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1049

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

The objective of this article is to highlight the importance of having a thorough knowledge about the root canal anatomy and the possibility of extra root/root canal.

Materials and methods

This case report presents the endodontic management of a left mandibular second molar with four roots and five canals.

Results

The clinical and radiographic diagnosis shows the existence of four roots and five canals (two in distobuccal root, one in distolingual root, one in mesiobuccal root, and one in mesiolingual root) in mandibular second molar.

Conclusion

Anatomic variation in the number of roots and root canals can occur in any tooth. Close examination of radiographs taken from different angles and careful evaluation of the internal anatomy of teeth is essential or else root canal treatment is likely to fail if extra roots or root canals are not detected.

How to cite this article

Bhardwaj A, Tarun GS. Mandibular Second Molar having Four Roots and Unusual Root Canal Morphology. J Health Sci Res 2017;8(1):49-52.


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