Journal of Conservative Dentistry

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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50--53

Mandibular second molar exhibiting a unique “Y-” and “J-” “shaped” root canal anatomy diagnosed using cone-beam computed tomographic scanning: A case report


Saumya-Rajesh Parashar, R Dinesh Kowsky, Velmurugan Natanasabapathy 
 Department of Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Velmurugan Natanasabapathy
Department of Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai -  600  095, Tamil Nadu
India

This article aims to report a unique case with aberrant root canal anatomy exhibiting “Y-” and “J”-shaped canal pattern in a mandibular second molar. Anatomic complexities may pose challenges for endodontic treatment. Before performing endodontic treatment, the clinician should be aware of the internal anatomy of the tooth being treated and should recognize anatomic aberrations if present. Presence of unusual anatomy may call for modifications in treatment planning. This report describes in detail about a mandibular second molar tooth associated with two paramolar tubercles having a peculiar “Y-” and “J-”shaped canal anatomy detected with the aid of cone beam computed tomography, which has never been reported in the dental literature. The proposed treatment protocol for the endodontic management of the same has also been discussed.


How to cite this article:
Parashar SR, Kowsky R D, Natanasabapathy V. Mandibular second molar exhibiting a unique “Y-” and “J-” “shaped” root canal anatomy diagnosed using cone-beam computed tomographic scanning: A case report.J Conserv Dent 2017;20:50-53


How to cite this URL:
Parashar SR, Kowsky R D, Natanasabapathy V. Mandibular second molar exhibiting a unique “Y-” and “J-” “shaped” root canal anatomy diagnosed using cone-beam computed tomographic scanning: A case report. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];20:50-53
Available from: https://www.jcd.org.in/article.asp?issn=0972-0707;year=2017;volume=20;issue=1;spage=50;epage=53;aulast=Parashar;type=0