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C-shaped canals in mandibular second molars

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Author(s): Ravichandra | Harikumar

Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Advancements
ISSN 2229-5038

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 156;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: C-shaped canals | canal configurations | mandibular second molars

ABSTRACT
Aims: This clinical report presents the endodontic treatment of two mandibular second molars with a C-shaped canal systems. Summary: According to the endodontic literature a C-shaped root canal is most frequently seen in mandibular second molar. Once recognised, the C-shaped canal is a challenge with respect to debridement and obturation. We observed this configuration in two of our cases and successfully treated them in the department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences. Key learning points: C-shaped root canal morphology occurs mostly in mandibular second molars in Asian population. Thorough knowledge of the root canal anatomy is necessary to perform a successful endodontic treatment.
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