Author(s): Calberson FL, De Moor RJ, Deroose CA
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Abstract Mandibular molars can have an additional root located lingually (the radix entomolaris) or buccally (the radix paramolaris). If present, an awareness and understanding of this unusual root and its root canal morphology can contribute to the successful outcome of root canal treatment. This report discusses endodontic treatment of three mandibular molars with a radix entomolaris or paramolaris, both of which are rare macrostructures in the Caucasian population. The prevalence, the external morphological variations and internal anatomy of the radix entomolaris and paramolaris are described. Avoiding procedural errors during endodontic therapy demand an adapted clinical approach to diagnosis and root canal treatment.
This article was published in J Endod
and referenced in Dentistry