The retreatment of a mandibular second premolar with unusual canal anatomy

Pai, AEV and *, Gautam S and *, Kundabala M (2009) The retreatment of a mandibular second premolar with unusual canal anatomy. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 7 (3). pp. 298-300.

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Abstract

Mandibular premolars usually have a single root and canal. Complex root canal system with atypical variations is a common fi nding among them. Failure to identify such a one can affect the prognosis of endodontic treatment. Apart from knowledge and sophisticated instruments, a good clinical expertise is required in identifying, tracing and treating such a root canal system. This case report is on the retreatment of a left mandibular second premolar (44) having a Vertucci’s Type III canal confi guration. Inability to identify this canal confi guration led to a missed canal, faulty obturation and post treatment apical periodontitis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mandibular second premolar, canal anatomy, retreatment, vertucci’s type III canal configuration
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 11:21
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3419

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