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Three root canals in the mesiobuccal root of maxillary molars: case reports and literature review.
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PMID:  25443283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: The knowledge of root canal anatomy is essential to ensure a successful outcome of surgical and nonsurgical root canal treatment. The aims of this article were to present 2 cases of maxillary molars with 3 mesiobuccal root canals and to review the available literature on this anatomic variation.
METHODS: The first case described a nonsurgical root canal treatment of tooth #16 in a 29-year-old man with the aid of a dental operating microscope. In the second case, an extracted maxillary right first molar was scanned by a micro-computed tomographic system and reconstructed 3-dimensionally using modeling software.
RESULTS: In both cases, the mesiobuccal root had 3 canals (type 3-2 in case I and type 3-3 in case II), whereas the distobuccal and palatal roots had a single canal. The literature review showed that the overall incidence of 3-canaled mesiobuccal roots in maxillary molars ranged from 1.3%-2.4% and that the most common root canal configuration was type 3-2.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should always anticipate the presence of extra canals in maxillary molars and use all the available tools to locate and treat these.
Ibrahim Ali Ahmad; Anas Al-Jadaa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endodontics     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1878-3554     ISO Abbreviation:  J Endod     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511484     Medline TA:  J Endod     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2087-94     Citation Subset:  D    
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Copyright © 2014 American Association of Endodontists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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