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Middle distal canal of the mandibular first molar: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20491988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To present a clinical case report in a mandibular first molar with a middle distal canal, along with a review of the literature. SUMMARY: With the use of magnification, either by microscopes or by loupes, there is an increasing possibility of detecting additional canals. The present case describes root canal treatment in a mandibular first molar with two roots and a Sert and Bayirli Type XVIII canal configuration in the distal root. The presence of a three canals in the distal root of mandibular first molars has been reported to have an incidence of 0.2-3%. KEY LEARNING POINTS: * Clinicians should be aware of the variable root canal anatomy in the distal root of mandibular first molars. * Use of magnification helps to identify and locate additional root canals. * Three root canals in the distal root of mandibular first molar teeth might occur.
J Kottoor; R Sudha; N Velmurugan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-05-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  International endodontic journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1365-2591     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Endod J     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004996     Medline TA:  Int Endod J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  714-22     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Pulp Cavity / anatomy & histology*,  radiography
Molar / anatomy & histology,  radiography
Periapical Periodontitis / therapy
Pulpitis / therapy
Tooth Root / anatomy & histology*,  radiography

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