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Analysis of the root canal configuration and C-shaped canal frequency of mandibular second molars: a cone beam computed tomography study.
Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2018; 77(4):752-757.FM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Mandibular second molars frequently show variation in root canal configurations. The patients with C-shaped canals are quite challenging in dental practice. C-shaped canals have a poor prognosis in terms of debridement, obturation, and restoration. The aim of this study was to investigate the root canal configuration of mandibular second molar teeth and to determine the frequency of C-shaped canals in mandibular second molars.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

We designed a retrospective study using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and 256 CBCT images were retrieved from the archived records of Necmettin Erbakan University Faculty of Dentistry, Konya, Turkey. The root canal configurations were evaluated according to Vertucci's classification and C-shaped canal configurations were identified using the method of Fan et al. The frequency in percentages was calculated for C-shaped canals in CBCT scans.

RESULTS

Of the 444 mandibular second molars, the most frequent canal morphology in the mesial roots was Vertucci type IV (40.3%), followed by type II (27.5%). The distal roots were predominantly type I (92.9%), followed by types III (3.5%) and II (2.5%). Forty-seven (10.6%) teeth had C-shaped canals.

CONCLUSIONS

Clinicians should be concerned about the different types of canal configurations. Knowledge of these anatomical variations will facilitate the endodontic practice.

Authors+Show Affiliations

dishekmelek@gmail.com.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29802711

Citation

Tassoker, M, and S Sener. "Analysis of the Root Canal Configuration and C-shaped Canal Frequency of Mandibular Second Molars: a Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study." Folia Morphologica, vol. 77, no. 4, 2018, pp. 752-757.
Tassoker M, Sener S. Analysis of the root canal configuration and C-shaped canal frequency of mandibular second molars: a cone beam computed tomography study. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2018;77(4):752-757.
Tassoker, M., & Sener, S. (2018). Analysis of the root canal configuration and C-shaped canal frequency of mandibular second molars: a cone beam computed tomography study. Folia Morphologica, 77(4), 752-757. https://doi.org/10.5603/FM.a2018.0040
Tassoker M, Sener S. Analysis of the Root Canal Configuration and C-shaped Canal Frequency of Mandibular Second Molars: a Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2018;77(4):752-757. PubMed PMID: 29802711.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Analysis of the root canal configuration and C-shaped canal frequency of mandibular second molars: a cone beam computed tomography study. AU - Tassoker,M, AU - Sener,S, Y1 - 2018/05/26/ PY - 2018/02/22/received PY - 2018/04/09/accepted PY - 2018/04/06/revised PY - 2018/5/29/pubmed PY - 2019/8/15/medline PY - 2018/5/27/entrez KW - C-shaped canal KW - cone beam computed tomography KW - mandibular second molars SP - 752 EP - 757 JF - Folia morphologica JO - Folia Morphol. (Warsz) VL - 77 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Mandibular second molars frequently show variation in root canal configurations. The patients with C-shaped canals are quite challenging in dental practice. C-shaped canals have a poor prognosis in terms of debridement, obturation, and restoration. The aim of this study was to investigate the root canal configuration of mandibular second molar teeth and to determine the frequency of C-shaped canals in mandibular second molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We designed a retrospective study using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and 256 CBCT images were retrieved from the archived records of Necmettin Erbakan University Faculty of Dentistry, Konya, Turkey. The root canal configurations were evaluated according to Vertucci's classification and C-shaped canal configurations were identified using the method of Fan et al. The frequency in percentages was calculated for C-shaped canals in CBCT scans. RESULTS: Of the 444 mandibular second molars, the most frequent canal morphology in the mesial roots was Vertucci type IV (40.3%), followed by type II (27.5%). The distal roots were predominantly type I (92.9%), followed by types III (3.5%) and II (2.5%). Forty-seven (10.6%) teeth had C-shaped canals. CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should be concerned about the different types of canal configurations. Knowledge of these anatomical variations will facilitate the endodontic practice. SN - 0015-5659 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29802711/Analysis_of_the_root_canal_configuration_and_C_shaped_canal_frequency_of_mandibular_second_molars:_a_cone_beam_computed_tomography_study_ L2 - https://journals.viamedica.pl/folia_morphologica/article/view/57439 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -