An: 2012, Nr.3, Articol Nr. 15
VARIATIONS IN THE INTERNAL ANATOMY OF MAXILLARY SECOND MOLAR
L.L. Frâncu, Mihaela Mitrea - “Gr.T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Department of Anatomy
A. Cârstea - CMI “Carstea Aurelian”, DDS, Craiova
Dorelia Lucia Călin - “Gr.T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Department of Cariology and Restorative Odontotherapy
VARIATIONS IN THE INTERNAL ANATOMY OF MAXILLARY SECOND MOLAR (Abstract): Perfect closure of the apical foramen and obturation of the entire root canal system with an inert material is the ideal endodontic therapy. This is possible only after thorough cleaning and good configuration of endodontic cavity. In most cases, endodontic treatment failure is the result of ignorance of internal root anatomy and variations in anatomy of root canals, as well as abnormalities that are not detected and treated properly. There are presented four cases with variations in internal anatomy of maxillary second molar, found in dental surgery, diagnosis and treatment stages. The presented cases have shown that undetected canals could result in ineffective root canal treatment. Variations in tooth anatomy should always be diagnosed before treatment for a correct management of lesions and best outcome for patients.
Key words: MAXILLARY SECOND MOLAR, RADICULAR INTERNAL ANATOMY, ROOT CANAL SYSTEM