Never Miss on the Extras: Middle Mesial Canal an Extra Entity


Affiliations

  • ITS Dental College and Hospital, Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201308, India

Abstract

The primary objective of endodontic therapy is to achieve a three-dimensional obturation of the root canal space to remove the tissue debris, microorganisms and their by products after a proper biomechanical preparation of the pulp chambers. The missing canal of complex root canal morphology is major reason for endodontic failure. The use of magnification, illumination, recent advancements, diagnostic aids and techniques help in minimizing the incidence of missing a canal. This case report describes the rare management of a left mandibular first permanent molar requiring root canal treatment with an additional Middle Mesial Canal (MMC) in the mesial root. Clinicians experience and approach is a key factor in negotiation and management of these aberrant canal configurations.


Keywords

Magnification, Middle Mesial Canal (MMC), Negotiation

Subject Discipline

Dentistry

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