Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82--85

Maxillary first molar with seven root canals diagnosed with cone-beam computed tomography scanning


Anil Munavalli, Sharnappa Kambale, Siddhesh Bandekar, Nishant Ajgaonkar 
 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vasantdada Patil Dental College, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

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Anil Munavalli
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vasantdada Patil Dental College, Sangli, Maharashtra
India

Nonsurgical endodontic therapy of a right maxillary first molar with three roots and seven root canals. This unusual morphology was diagnosed using a dental operating microscope (DOM) and confirmed with the help of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. CBCT axial images showed that both the palatal and distobuccal root have a Vertucci type II canal pattern, whereas the mesiobuccal root showed a Sert and Bayirli type XVIII canal configuration. The use of a DOM and CBCT imaging in endodontically challenging cases can facilitate a better understanding of the complex root canal anatomy, which ultimately enables the clinician to explore the root canal system and clean, shape, and obturate it more efficiently.


How to cite this article:
Munavalli A, Kambale S, Bandekar S, Ajgaonkar N. Maxillary first molar with seven root canals diagnosed with cone-beam computed tomography scanning.Indian J Dent Res 2015;26:82-85


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Munavalli A, Kambale S, Bandekar S, Ajgaonkar N. Maxillary first molar with seven root canals diagnosed with cone-beam computed tomography scanning. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];26:82-85
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