Radix entomolaris: A case report

Pai, V and Singh, V and *, Vaitheeswaran MB and *, Thapa A and *, Kundabala M (2010) Radix entomolaris: A case report. Journal of Nepal Dental Association, 11 (2). pp. 162-165.


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Root canals may be left untreated, if the dentist fails to identify their presence, leading to endodontic failure, particularly in teeth with anatomical variation in the form of extra roots or canals. Permanent mandibular fi rst molars usually have 2 roots placed mesially and distally and 3 root canals. However, radix entomolaris (RE), an anatomical variant of permanent mandibular fi rst molar, is characterized by the presence of additional or extra distolingual root. The prevalence of radix entomolaris in permanent mandibular fi rst molars differs signifi cantly with race but found to be very low among the Indian population. This case report is about the radiographic identifi cation and endodontic management of radix entomolaris in a mandibular right fi rst molar.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radix entomolaris, Anatomic variation, Permanent three-rooted mandibular fi rst molars, Distolingual root
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 11:20
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3429

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