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Radix Entomolaris

Nishant Gandhi, Roshan Shetty, Anuradha Patil

Citation Information : Gandhi N, Shetty R, Patil A. Radix Entomolaris. J Contemp Dent 2012; 2 (1):33-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-2-1-33

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Variation of root canal anatomy is always a challenge for accurate diagnosis and successful endodontic therapy. A thorough knowledge of most common anatomic characteristics and their possible variations is essential for the clinician. The hard tissue repository of the human dental pulp takes on numerous confi gurations and shapes. These aberrations occur so often that they can be considered as normal anatomy. Radix entomolaris (RE) is one such aberration where an extra root is present on the distolingual aspect of mandibular first molar (molar with 3 roots). This article presents one case report of mandibular first molars with extra roots which was successfully treated.

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