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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 272-276

Spiral computed tomographic evaluation and endodontic management of a maxillary canine with two canals

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, Nava India, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Ultra's Best Dental Science College and Hospital, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India

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N Subha
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, SNR College Road, Nava India, Coimbatore - 641 006, Tamilnadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.111333

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Aberrations in the root canal system can pose a considerable challenge to the endodontist during root canal treatment. These anatomical variations are more commonly seen in maxillary molars and mandibular teeth, but only a few cases have been reported with alteration in the internal canal anatomy of maxillary canine. The present report describes the diagnosis of bilateral occurrence of two root canals in maxillary canines with single root and the endodontic management of the right maxillary canine with the aid of spiral computed tomography (CT). The CT images revealed the presence of Vertucci's type-III canal configuration in the right maxillary canine. The same canal pattern was found in the contra-lateral canine, which was absolutely healthy; and also all the mandibular anterior teeth and first premolars showed bifid canal pattern.

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