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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Unusual Location of a Second Mesiobuccal Canal in the Maxillary First Molar managed with the Aid of Cone-beam Computed Tomography

N Velmurugan, R Randhya, Sathish Sundar, Dinesh Kowsky, Buvaneshwari Arul

Citation Information : Velmurugan N, Randhya R, Sundar S, Kowsky D, Arul B. Unusual Location of a Second Mesiobuccal Canal in the Maxillary First Molar managed with the Aid of Cone-beam Computed Tomography. J Oper Dent Endod 2016; 1 (1):35-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10047-0009

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

The purpose of this article was to emphasize the importance of understanding root canal anatomy and its variations for successful endodontic treatment.

Methods

This case report presents the detection and endodontic management of eccentrically placed second mesiobuccal (MB) canal in maxillary first molar with the help of dental operating microscope and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning.

Results

Cone-beam computed tomography images showed broad MB root with second MB canal located closer to palatal orifice.

Conclusion

This report describes a variation in canal location and complex anatomy of maxillary first molar with posttreatment apical periodontitis which was managed successfully with the aid of dental operating microscope and CBCT.

How to cite this article

Randhya R, Sundar S, Kowsky D, Velmurugan N, Arul B. Unusual Location of a Second Mesiobuccal Canal in the Maxillary First Molar managed with the Aid of Cone-beam Computed Tomography. J Oper Dent Endod 2016;1(1):35-38.


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