C shaped canal: Variation and Recommendations

  • Sushmita Shrestha B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8724-7257
  • Navin Agrawal B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • Mannu Vikram B P Koirala INstitute of Health Sciences
  • Vimmi Singh B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • Ashok Ayer B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • Arbind Rai B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Keywords: C shaped canal, Mandibular second molar, Tooth morphology

Abstract

Root canal morphology is not uniform, variations of root canals are routinely encountered by endodontists making the root canal treatment more challenging. C shaped canal is a variation commonly encountered in mandibular second molars. The main identifying feature of such canals is presence of fins or webs interconnecting with the main canals. Such canal systems require meticulous mechanical and rigorous chemical preparation to ensure desired outcome of the treatment. Proper assessment of tooth morphology, preoperative radiograph along with consideration towards racial predilection will greatly help in accurate identification of such canals pre-operatively. This paper reports a case of C shaped canal in mandibular second molar diagnosed and treated taking all the precautions and adapting necessary modifications in the steps of conventional root canal treatment steps where required thus increasing the likelihood of success.

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Author Biographies

Sushmita Shrestha, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Senior Resident

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Navin Agrawal, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Associate Professor

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Mannu Vikram, B P Koirala INstitute of Health Sciences

Associate Professor

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Vimmi Singh, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Associate Professor

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Ashok Ayer, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Arbind Rai, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Published
2018-03-30
How to Cite
Shrestha, S., Agrawal, N., Vikram, M., Singh, V., Ayer, A., & Rai, A. (2018). C shaped canal: Variation and Recommendations. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 14(1), 62-64. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v14i1.19125
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Case Reports