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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-106

Root and root canal morphology of Saudi Arabian permanent dentition


Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Ibrahim Ali Ahmad
Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, P.O Box 84891, Riyadh 11681
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-5984.155446

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The aims of this paper were to review the studies that investigated the root and root canal morphology of permanent dentition in the Saudi Arabian population and to compare their results with the findings of international morphological studies conducted on other populations. An electronic search using the PubMed and Scopus databases was conducted using combination of the following keywords: "root canal morphology", "root morphology", "dental anomalies", and "Saudi Arabian population". In addition, all issues of the Saudi Dental Journal (since 1989) and Saudi Endodontic Journal (since 2011) were manually searched for relevant articles. Then, the reference lists of the articles were screened to identify further eligible publications. A total of 23 studies met the inclusion criteria and were subjected to data extraction and analysis. Variations from the normal root and canal morphology may occur in all populations including the Saudi Arabian population. Therefore, the clinicians must always take these variations in consideration during root canal treatment to ensure a successful treatment outcome.


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