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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-118

Cone-beam computed tomographic evaluation of root canal morphology of mandibular canines in a Saudi subpopulation

1 Endodontic Department, Qassim Regional Dental Center, Ministry of Health, Qassim Region, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Division of Endodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Restorative, Endodontic Division, College of Dentistry, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
4 General Dental Practitioner, Primary Health Care Center, Ministry of Health, Qassim, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Yousef Al-Dahman
Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 30254, Buraydah 514 77
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sej.sej_85_18

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Introduction: The aim of the study was to investigate the root canal morphology of mandibular canines in a Saudi subpopulation using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Materials and Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study assessed CBCT images of 707 patients. A total of 454 mandibular canine teeth were evaluated. The number of roots and canal configuration was identified based on Vertucci's classification. The Fisher's exact test was used alongside the Chi-square test to analyze the association between gender and number of roots, as well as gender and root canal configuration. Results: Most patients had one root, 99.8%, while double-rooted mandibular canines were observed in 0.2%. Moreover, Type I, II, III, and IV canal configurations were observed in mandibular canines with Type I being the most prevalent canal configuration (95.4%). Fisher's exact and Chi-square tests showed no significant association between gender and number of roots (P = 0.463), while the presence of two canals was more frequent in men than in women with a statistically significant difference (P = 0.006). Conclusion: Single rooted with Type I canal configuration was the most prevalent in mandibular canines in the Saudi subpopulation. However, incidence of more than one root canal with different canal configurations was also detected.

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