The Radix Entomolaris and Paramolaris: A Review and Case Reports with Clinical Implications
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr Amit Parashar
Department of Periodontics, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences
Belgaum, Karnataka, PIN-590010, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 14, 2014; Accepted Date: December 16, 2014; Published Date: December 20, 2014
Citation: Amit Parashar, Shikha Gupta, Abhishek Zingade and Shashi Parashar (2015) The Radix Entomolaris and Paramolaris: A Review and Case Reports with Clinical Implications. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 3:161. doi: 10.4172/2376-032X.1000161
Copyright: © 2015 Parashar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Normally the permanent mandibular first molar has two roots, mesial and distal. But mandibular molars may have an additional root located either buccally (radix paramolaris) or lingually (radix entomolaris). Understanding of the presence of an additional root and its root canal anatomy is essential for successful treatment outcome.The aim of this paper is to review the prevalence and morphology of radix entomolaris and to present two cases of permanent mandibular first molars with an additional third root (radix entomolaris) in Indian population. In this study we did clinical investigation of two case; One case of successful endodontic management of permanent mandibular first molar characterized as radix entomolaris. Whereas second one is a presentation of a case of severe bone loss around permanent first molar with an additional third root. Presence of an additional third root in permanent mandibular first molars may affect the prognosis of tooth if it is misdiagnosed. Thus, an accurate diagnosis and thorough understanding of variation in root canal anatomy is essential for treatment success.