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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 14 (2012), No. 1     15. Mar. 2012
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 14 (2012), No. 1  (15.03.2012)

Poster 570, Language: English


Clinical management of a mandibular first molar with multiple mesial canals
Ajwani, Puneet / Hans, Manoj Kumar / Ajwani, Nalini Saini
Deviations from the norm in root canal morphology are not uncommon. Dental clinicians should keep this possibility in mind whenever they perform root canal treatment. The root canal treatment of a mandibular molar with aberrant canal configuration can be diagnostically and technically challenging. The astute clinician must be aware of recent literature that states that the mandibular first molar has a 1-15% chance of a fifth canal. This poster reveals clinical management of a mandibular first molar with multiple mesial canals and also demonstrates a clinical case that contained a fifth canal i.e. the middle mesial canal. A good knowledge of possible variations in root canal morphology and a little extra effort to search for additional canals can go a long way in improving the long-term prognosis of the tooth in question.

Keywords: mandibular first molar, multiple mesial canals, middle mesial canal, root canal morphology

Conference/Exhibition:
22nd to 24th December, 2006
21st FODI & 14th IES National Conference
Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India