A Root Canal Therapy on the Maxillary First Molar Tooth with Five Canals: A Case Report


Maxillary first molar usually exhibits a radicular anatomy of three roots and three or four canals. However, different anatomic variations like extra number of roots and canals are possible. For a successful treatment, clinicians must have well equipment and a thorough knowledge of the external and internal anatomy of teeth and its variation. Using of CBCT may help to locate extra canals by giving a chance to clinicians to see the root canal anatomy in 3-D view. The aim of this study was to present a case report about a diagnosis and treatment in maxillary first molar with three roots and five canals. It is concluded that the diagnosing and the treatment of unusual cases are key factors for successful endodontic treatment of these teeth.

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Erhan, E. and Mustafa, G. (2015) A Root Canal Therapy on the Maxillary First Molar Tooth with Five Canals: A Case Report. Open Journal of Stomatology, 5, 102-107. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2015.54015.

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