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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-140

Endodontic management of mandibular first molars with mid mesial canal: A case series

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, S.M.B.T. Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India

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Ankit Vasant Patel
S.M.B.T Dental College and Hospital, Ghulewadi, Amrutnagar, Sangamner - 422 608, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.212246

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The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the importance of knowledge of the internal anatomy of root canals for the success of endodontic treatment. Lack of knowledge of anatomic variations and their characteristics in different teeth has been pointed out as one of the main cause of endodontic therapy failure. Dental operating microscope plays a key role in the identification of canal and success of endodontic treatment. This case series describes the endodontic treatment of mandibular first molars with extra root canals, evaluate the occurrence of this extra canal, and discuss the importance of their identification and treatment.

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