Management of a mandibular second molar with a C shaped canal using canal mapping and continuous wave of condensation techniques -a case report

Karthik Shetty, Bettina Ashwini Vergis, Kartik S. Nath

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Abstract

Cone Beam Computed Tomography has proven to be an indispensable tool in Endodontics in recent times. The three dimensional visualization has aided in predictable management of teeth with complex canal anatomy. In this case report, a non-vital mandibular second molar with a C-shaped canal configuration was subjected to CBCT analysis. The images were then used to create 2-D and 3-D canal mapping for a meticulous reproduction of the canal intricacies. After canal instrumentation, thermoplasticized obturation was done using Continuous wave of condensation technique. This case report stresses on the importance of contemporary technology for precision in dentistry. This case report demonstrates the value of CBCT, 2-D and 3-D canal mapping as well as Continuous Wave of Condensation technique of obturation in the management of teeth with C-shaped canal configuration. The purpose was to describe a standardized and precise method of mapping the complicated C-shaped canal anatomy using CBCT. This also highlights the importance of Continuous wave technique of obturation as a predictable technique to three-dimensionally seal the C-shaped canal system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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