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Deciduous Mandibular First Molar with Single Root and Single Canal: An Astounding Occurrence

Sfurty Prakash, Vrinda Sharma, Wajiha Khan, Bhavna G Saraf, Neha Sheoran, Manish Shaw

Keywords : Case report, First molar, Hertwig, Single canal, Single tooth root

Citation Information : Prakash S, Sharma V, Khan W, Saraf BG, Sheoran N, Shaw M. Deciduous Mandibular First Molar with Single Root and Single Canal: An Astounding Occurrence. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (2):198-201.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2743

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Having just one root canal in a primary mandibular first molar is an extremely unusual congenital defect. One possible cause of this odd root shape is the invagination of Hertwig's epithelial root sheath (HERS) failing. A pediatric dentist may successfully provide root canal therapy by drawing on extensive knowledge of root canal evaluation, morphological and anatomical differences of primary teeth, and other relevant topics. Herein, we detail the treatment of a singular root, single canal primary mandibular first molar that presented with a unique morphology. The patient underwent pulpectomy, obturation, and restoration.

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