Detection and endodontic management of radix entomolaris: Report of case series

Pai, Dr.A.R.Vivekananda and Jain, Rachit and Colaco, Ashwini S (2014) Detection and endodontic management of radix entomolaris: Report of case series. Saudi Endodontic Journal, 4 (2). pp. 77-82.

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Abstract

Radix entomolaris (RE) is considered to be an Asiatic trait. However, its prevalence in Indian population is found to be lower than in other Asian races. Nevertheless, its awareness and identifi cation is vital to achieve endodontic success. This article presents a review on clinical approach and a case series on the detection and endodontic management of RE in mandibular fi rst molars. Radix entomolaris was detected by identifying the presence of a double or extra root outline in the preoperative radiograph, modifying the access opening and closely inspecting the pulp chamber and was endodontically treated following cleaning, shaping, and obturation of the canals. Achieving the endodontic success in the presence of an RE requires knowledge about its prevalence, diagnosis, morphology, canal confi guration, and clinical approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anatomical variation, disto-lingual root radix entomolaris, root canal system, three-rooted mandibular fi rst molars
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 06:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139586

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