Endodontic Management of a Maxillary First Molar with Eight Root Canal Systems Evaluated Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography Scanning: A Case Report
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai Tamil Nadu, India
Introduction - Root canal treatment of maxillary molars presenting with complex root canal configurations can be diagnostically and technically challenging.
Methods - Nonsurgical endodontic therapy of a left maxillary first molar with three roots and eight root canals was successfully performed. This unusual morphology was diagnosed using a dental operating microscope (DOM) and confirmed with the help of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images.
Results - CBCT axial images showed that both the mesiobuccal and distobuccal root contained a Sert and Bayirli type XV canal, whereas the palatal root showed a Vertucci type II canal configuration.