Navigating complexity: Endodontic management of a mandibular canine with tri canal confluence in a single root

Sanjana Agarwal, Soumyadeep Ghosh, Tarini Mullick, Namith Rai, Arun Mayya, Shashi Rashmi Acharya

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Abstract

Mandibular canines typically have a single root and a single canal, but variations can occur. This case report presents a 43-year-old man who complained of dull, intermittent, and spontaneous pain in the lower front tooth region for the past 2 weeks. Clinical findings indicated a mandibular canine with a rare anatomical configuration: three canals within a single root that merge to form one, corresponding to the Sert and Bayirli Type XVIII canal configuration. A diagnosis of previously initiated root canal therapy with symptomatic apical periodontitis was made. The patient's diagnosis was confirmed through careful clinical and radiographic examination, including the use of cone-beam computed tomography for detailed morphology. Given the intricate root canal anatomy, a specialized endodontic approach was employed, leading to a successful resolution of the patient's symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalSaudi Endodontic Journal
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Dentistry

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