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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2018 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Radix Entomolaris: Case Report with Clinical Implication

Anshul Arora, Ashtha Arya, Latika Chauhan, Gaurav Thapak

Keywords : Anatomical variation, Endodontic treatment, Mandibular molar, Radix entomolaris

Citation Information : Arora A, Arya A, Chauhan L, Thapak G. Radix Entomolaris: Case Report with Clinical Implication. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2018; 11 (6):536-538.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1572

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Usually first mandibular molars have one mesial and distal root but in some cases there are anatomical variations wherein the number of roots and root canals vary. Presence of an additional lingual root distally in mandibular molars is called radix entomolaris (RE). Appropriate diagnosis is must before starting with root canal procedure in these teeth to ensure successful treatment outcome. The report describes the endodontic management of mandibular molar with RE.


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