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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128-131

Maxillary second molar with two separated palatal roots: Case series

Department of Conservative Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

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Wafa Hassan Alaajam
Department of Conservative Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-5984.205131

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Variation in the number or morphology of roots is challenging and may lead to failure of the root canal treatment if not recognized. It is common for the maxillary second molar to have three roots with three or four canals, but it is rare to have four separated roots. The present paper reported three cases of the maxillary second molar with two distinct palatal roots. The patients were Saudi citizen, and the cases were diagnosed after clinical and radiographic examination. Nonsurgical root canal treatments were performed successfully using warm gutta-percha and Adseal sealer. Cone-beam computed radiograph was taken to confirm the root morphology. Dentists should be aware of any deviation in the internal anatomy and morphology of the treated tooth. Different angled periradicular radiographs should be done and analyzed well besides following the principles of access cavity preparation.

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