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Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 332-337

Maxillary First and Second Molars with Two Palatal Root Canals: Two Case Reports

Dr Shweta Mittal1, Dr Rajat Goel2, Dr Vinay Kumar1, Dr Archna Goel2

1Associate Proff., Deptt. Of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, PGIDS University of Health Sciences ROHTAK
2MDS Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, PGIDS University of Health Sciences ROHTAK

Corresponding Author: Dr Shweta Mittal


Aim: To report anatomic variation in maxillary first and second molars.
Introduction: The aim of this article was to show the importance of the knowledge of the anatomy of root canals. Unusual root and root canal morphologies associated with molars have been recorded in several studies in the literature. However, scientific information focusing on variations of the palatal root is rare.
Case Description: In this article two cases are presented involving root canal treatment of maxillary first and second molar with unusual morphologic configurations of the palatal root canals. During root canal treatment operating microscope was used. Type II and type IV configuration as described by Vertucci was identified in maxillary first and second molar palatal root respectively.
Conclusion Anatomic variations can occur in any tooth, and palatal roots of maxillary first and second molars are no exception.
Clinical Significance: This report points to the importance of looking for additional roots and canals because knowledge of their existence would enable clinician to treat a case successfully that otherwise might end in failure.

Key words: palatal root canal, operating microscope, maxillary molar

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