Endodontic Management of Various Canal Morphologies in Maxillary First Molars: A Series of Four Case Reports

  • Shaik Izaz Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India
  • Nagesh Bolla Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India
  • Bhargavi Dasari Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, New Jersey
  • Arka Prova Bhattacharjee Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India
Keywords: Anatomy, Root Canals, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Permanent Dentition, Maxillary Molar Teeth

Abstract

The success of nonsurgical endodontic management depends on the complete elimination of infection that compromises the tooth function. Thorough knowledge about the root canal anatomy is one of the principal factors in achieving a successful outcome. The morphology of root canals is not always typical. Maxillary molars, known for varied morphology, require advanced imaging modalities such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). This case report describes a series of four maxillary molars with different forms, numbers, and configurations of root canals and with unusual morphology, including a case of a third mesiobuccal (MB3) canal, a case of a second mesiobuccal (MB2) canal with two palatal canals [mesiopalatal (MP) and distopalatal (DP)], a case of three mesiobuccal canals (MB1, MB2, MB3), three distobuccal (DB1, DB2, DB3) canals, and two palatal canals [mesiopalatal (MP) and distopalatal (DP)], and a case of taurodontism, where different access cavity modifications, diagnostic methods, and magnifications were considered.

Author Biographies

Shaik Izaz, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Nagesh Bolla, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India

department of conservative dentistry and endodontics

Bhargavi Dasari, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, New Jersey

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Arka Prova Bhattacharjee, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India

department of conservative dentistry and endodontics

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Published
2019-05-29
How to Cite
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Izaz S, Bolla N, Dasari B, Bhattacharjee AP. Endodontic Management of Various Canal Morphologies in Maxillary First Molars: A Series of Four Case Reports. Front Dent. 16(3):230-237.
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