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A rare case of three mesial and two distal independent canals in mandibular first molar

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Author Details: Ruchi Mittal, Ritu Singh, Prerna Thareja

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 42

Article End Page : 45


The primary objective of endodontic therapy is to achieve a three dimensional obturation of root canal space after removing the tissue debris, microorganism and their byproducts. Anatomical variations have been encountered in endodontic practice and have to be adequately managed by the dentist. The knowledge of variations in root canal morphology is critical for a successful endodontic treatment outcome.
Mandibular molars demonstrate considerable variations with respect to number of roots as well as root canals. The possibility of additional root canals should always be considered even in teeth with a low frequency of abnormal root canal anatomy. This interesting and rare case report discusses the endodontic management of the rare anatomical complexity middle mesial canals in mandibular first molar which is quite uncommon.

Key Words
:  Elusive canal, Mandibular first molar, Middle mesial canal, Root canal anatomy