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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6), 179-183
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6-15
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Endodontic Management and Cone Beam Computed Tomography Assessment in a Four Rooted Maxillary First Molar

Vinoth kumar Deepa1, and Kasinathan Subbaiah Satheesh Kumar1

1Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental college and Hospital, Annamalai university, Tamil Nadu, India

Pub. Date: December 07, 2014

Cite this paper:
Vinoth kumar Deepa and Kasinathan Subbaiah Satheesh Kumar. Endodontic Management and Cone Beam Computed Tomography Assessment in a Four Rooted Maxillary First Molar. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6):179-183. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6-15

Abstract

The success of endodontic treatment not only lies in meticulous cleaning, perfect shaping and precise filling of canels, it also embodies vital importance on familiarity of unusual root canal patterns. This article presents a case report of a maxillary first molar that had two separate palatal roots with distinct canals and also an invitro assessment of an extracted tooth which had a a similar root canal morphology using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Both of them highlight the importance of knowing the anatomical variations to achieve a functional and biological favourable outcome in endodontic treatment.

Keywords:
maxillary first molar endodontic treatment cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) root canal morphology

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