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Endodontic treatment of lower anterior teeth with multiple canals

Author(s): Vujašković Mirjana | Stojanović Nikola | Vujašković Goran

Journal: Stomatološki Glasnik Srbije
ISSN 0039-1743

Volume: 58;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 168;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: endodontic treatment | mandibular canine and incisors | canal branching

Introduction. Knowledge of root canal morphology is one of the main prerequisites for successful endodontic treatment. We present the case of a patient with multiple canals in lower anterior teeth which were treated endodontically. Case Report. To a 45-year-old patient endodontic treatment was applied on lower left lateral incisor, lower right central and lateral incisor and lower right canine. These teeth were previously prepared for prosthetic crowns. All involved teeth had two canals which were not visible on the primary radiographs. Gracility of remaining tooth structure and canals and the presence of two canals in each tooth required additional radiographs for verification of multiple canals. Careful biomechanical instrumentation and irrigation with use of lubrication due to narrow canals was performed. The canals were obturated with gutta-percha using lateral compaction technique and Acroseal (Septodont) paste. On the control checkup after eight months, the patient was asymptomatic, while clinical finding was normal. Conclusion. Complexity of presented case was even more significant because these teeth were prepared to support prosthetic superstructure and crowns, and every “forgotten” canal is an iatrogenic error.
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