Cone beam-computed tomography as an indispensable tool in the management of radiculous premolar: a case report

Shristhi Sharma, Ananth Raghav Sharma, Vivek Kumar Rai, Ronak Choudhary


Background: Internal anatomy of maxillary first premolars is particularly multifaceted on account of the variation in number of roots and canal configuration. Maxillary first premolars with 3 roots are called as small molar or “radiculous” because of their similar anatomy to the maxillary first molars. The most demanding step in endodontic treatment is identification and proper access to pulp canals of certain teeth with atypical canal configurations. Methods of identification of such premolars can be by various aides.

Case Presentation: The present case describes the application of Cone Beam-Computed Tomography in the diagnosis of extra root with extra canal in a three rooted maxillary right first premolar.

Conclusions: Proper knowledge of the anatomical variations is a must for an endodontist to make a treatment successful. Utilizing the latest technology along with the traditional concepts can surely rule out the inaccuracy in the treatment involved in such cases.

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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