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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 297-300

Endodontic management of a maxillary first molar with seven root canal systems evaluated using cone-beam computed tomography scanning

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Smiline Dental Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Malla Reddy Dental College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Darshan Dental College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
5 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Vijay Reddy Venumuddala
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Smiline Dental Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_297_17

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Permanent maxillary first molar morphology has been studied widely. Usually, it has three roots with three canals and the frequent deviation being incidence of a second mesiobuccal canal, thus showing a multifaceted root canal anatomy. Other variations comprise four and five roots and abnormal root canal morphology within individual roots. Many case reports with five and six root canals or a C-shaped canal configuration have been reported in the past. This varying number of root canals poses a challenge for endodontist in detecting and treating by root canal treatment. This problem can be avoided using techniques such as using the dental operating microscope and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). We report a change in canal morphology case of maxillary first molar having seven root canals, its evaluation, and management using latest equipment such as CBCT.

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