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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 2 ( March, 2010 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Endodontic Treatment of a Mandibular Second Premolar with Three Root Canals

Carlos Aguiar, Daniela Mendes, Andréa Câmara, Jose Figueiredo

Citation Information : Aguiar C, Mendes D, Câmara A, Figueiredo J. Endodontic Treatment of a Mandibular Second Premolar with Three Root Canals. J Contemp Dent Pract 2010; 11 (2):78-84.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-11-2-78

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The purpose of this case report is to describe a nonsurgical endodontic treatment of a mandibular left second premolar with two separate roots and three distinct root canals.

Background

In endodontics, the possible existence of extra canals must be considered before endodontic treatment is instituted. A wide morphological variation of the root canal system is known to exist.

Case Description

A 36-year-old male patient was referred for endodontic treatment on the left mandibular second premolar. Radiographic examination of the involved tooth revealed an unusual, complex root canal anato my. There was an irregular root morphology consisting of two distinct roots and three canals.

Summary

This case report describes the successful nonsurgical endodontic treatment of a mandibular left second premolar with two separate roots and three distinct root canals filled using size 35 Thermafil guttapercha carriers and AH Plus sealer. On the one-year follow-up radiograph, the tooth was asymptomatic, confirming adequate healing with no complications.

Clinical Significance

Even in a tooth with an extremely complex root canal morphology, conventional endodontic treatment without surgical intervention can result in adequate healing without any complications.

Citation

Aguiar C, Mendes D, Câmara A, Figueiredo J. Endodontic Treatment of a Mandibular Second Premolar with Three Root Canals. J Contemp Dent Pract [Internet]. 2010 March; 11(2):078-084. Available from: http://www.thejcdp. com/journal/view/volume11-issue2-aguiar.


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