MAXILLARY FIRST PREMOLARS WITH THREE ROOT CANALS: TWO CASE REPORTS

Zeliha Uğur, Kerem Engin Akpınar, Demet Altunbaş
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Abstract


It is very important that the dentists have sufficient information about possible variations in the expected root canal configurations in order to achieve success in endodontic treatment. In addition to having adequate knowledge on the variations of the root canal anatomy, periapical radiographs from different angles, careful examination of the pulp chamber floor, and use of dental operation microscope during the procedure are also important factors that contribute to the diagnosis of the additional roots and canals. The aims of this article are to present the diagnostic approach and root canal treatments of two maxillary first premolar teeth with three canals in two patients.


Keywords


Root canals; variation; premolar tooth; endodontic treatment; anatomy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17096/jiufd.03732

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