Gandhi, Amit; Madan, Natasha
November 2010
Romanian Journal of Stomatology;2010, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p301
Academic Journal
This is a case report of maxillary first molar that has a rare second palatal canal with a separate root apex and, thus a separate apical foramen. The importance of this case is that it demonstrates that the seemingly ordinary case can present with an anomalous root and root canal configuration. The clinician must be aware that this second palatal canal though rare, can exist and may result in treatment failure if not found and properly treated. The clinician must know not only the normal root canal anatomy but also variation from the normal. It is also paramount for the clinician to seek out every possible aberration of root canal anatomy for all teeth undergoing treatment.


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