Endodontic management of a three-rooted maxillary premolar: A case report

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Maxillary premolars exhibit anatomical variations in the numbers of roots and canals, which pose a challenge during root canal therapy. In the present case report, we describe the endodontic management of a three-rooted maxillary premolar. A 47-year-old Yamani man was referred to the College of Dentistry, Taibah University for endodontic treatment of his right maxillary first premolar (#14). Periapical diagnostic radiography did not provide adequate information about the morphology of the root canal system and number of roots. Subsequently, a 3D cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) image was obtained, which revealed three roots in the aforementioned premolar. Root canal treatment was performed under magnification using a dental operating microscope, R25 RECIPROC blue NiTi single file system, and the Calamus dual 3-D obturation system. Clinicians should be able to predict the anatomical variations in maxillary premolars and have adequate knowledge and skills for managing such situations.




AlRahabi, M. K., & Ghabbani, H. M. (2019). Endodontic management of a three-rooted maxillary premolar: A case report. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 14(3), 312–316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2019.04.003

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