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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47

Maxillary first molar with five canals

1 Private Practitioner, 'Smile with Us' Dental Clinic, Coimbatore, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Bharathi Salai, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sekar Mahalaxmi
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SRM Dental College, Chennai - 600 089, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.176477

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Maxillary first molar usually has three roots namely, mesiobuccal, distobuccal, and palatal. The incidence of four canals in maxillary first molar ranges from 50.4% to 95%, the fifth canal is 2.25%, and few authors have reported cases with six and seven canals too. With this varying number of canals and canal configurations, endodontic treatment of the maxillary first molars is always a challenge. This clinical article describes a case report of a maxillary first molar with the unusual anatomy of five root canals and its endodontic management.

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