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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2014 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Morphologic Variations in Mandibular Premolars: A Report of Three Cases

Anuj Bhardwaj, Jojo Kottoor, Denzil Valerian Albequerque, Natanasabapathy Velmurugan

Citation Information : Bhardwaj A, Kottoor J, Albequerque DV, Velmurugan N. Morphologic Variations in Mandibular Premolars: A Report of Three Cases. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (5):646-650.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1593

Published Online: 01-10-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To report cases with morphologic variations in mandibular premolars.

Background

Mandibular premolars have earned the reputation for having aberrant anatomy. The occurrence of three canals with three separate (type V, Vertucci) foramina in mandibular premolars is very rare. In this report, three cases are presented involving the root canal treatment of mandibular premolars with three different root and canal configurations. The present report also emphasizes the use of the dental operating microscope to enhance visualization.

Case description

Correlation between radiographic findings, use of dental operating microscope and knowledge of aberrant anatomy helps to identify, locate and treat the aberrant anatomy of the tooth.

Clinical significance

The treatment was successful as all canals were identified and filled and also as evidenced by relief of symptoms.

Conclusion

Success is largely dependent on the use of magnification, which aided in identifying the location of the three individual root canal orifices; thus emphasizing the need to familiarize ourselves with dental microscopy, to obtain maximal anatomic information in endodontic practice.

How to cite this article

Bhardwaj A, Kottoor J, Albequerque DV, Velmurugan N. Morphologic Variations in Mandibular Premolars: A Report of Three Cases. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(5): 646-650.


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