Mandibular premolars usually have a single root and canal. Complex root canal system with atypical variations is a common finding among them. Failure to identify such a one can affect the prognosis of endodontic treatment. Apart from knowledge and sophisticated instruments, a good clinical expertise is required in identifying, tracing and treating such a root canal system. This case report is on the retreatment of a left mandibular second premolar (44) having a Vertucci's Type III canal configuration. Inability to identify this canal configuration led to a missed canal, faulty obturation and post treatment apical periodontitis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Kathmandu University Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 01-07-2009|
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