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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 290-292

Root canal treatment of a maxillary second premolar with two palatal roots: A case report


Departments of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Gingu Koshy George
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Thiruvalla - 686 548
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.131807

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Anatomical variations in root canal morphology are an enigma and it is this variability, which is often a complicating factor in a successful root canal treatment. To achieve success in endodontic therapy it is imperative that all the canals are located, cleaned and shaped and obturated three dimensionally. Maxillary first premolar having three separate roots has an incidence of 0.5-6%. Even rarer are reported clinical case reports of maxillary second premolar with three separate roots and three canals. This case report describes the endodontic management of maxillary second premolar with two palatal roots and one buccal root having three root canals


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