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Management of Two Rooted Mandibular Second Premolars: A Case Series


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1 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SRM Dental College, Chennai – 600089, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai – 600003, Tamil Nadu, India
     

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Mandibular premolars have been reported to have the most unusual canal aberrancies in the literature. Even though abnormal canal morphologies in mandibular premolars in the Asian population is less frequent, it continues to exist. When such rarities are encountered, supplemental diagnostic aids play a crucial role in determining the prognosis of the root canal procedure. The aim of this paper is to report a series of cases with unusual canal morphologies in which cone beam computed tomography was used as a diagnostic aid to visualize canal morphologies.


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C-Shaped Canal, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Mandibular Second Premolar, Two Roots.
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Authors

Shobana Shekar
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SRM Dental College, Chennai – 600089, Tamil Nadu, India
Velayudham Sekar
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai – 600003, Tamil Nadu, India
Kavitha Mahendran
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai – 600003, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Mandibular premolars have been reported to have the most unusual canal aberrancies in the literature. Even though abnormal canal morphologies in mandibular premolars in the Asian population is less frequent, it continues to exist. When such rarities are encountered, supplemental diagnostic aids play a crucial role in determining the prognosis of the root canal procedure. The aim of this paper is to report a series of cases with unusual canal morphologies in which cone beam computed tomography was used as a diagnostic aid to visualize canal morphologies.


Keywords


C-Shaped Canal, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Mandibular Second Premolar, Two Roots.

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