An intricate root canal procedure. Case study number 011820
A Vertucci type V pulp space configuration can be described as follow: One canal leaves the pulp chamber and divides short of the apex into two separate distinct canals with distinct foramina (1-2). According to Vertucci’s study in 1984 on a 100 mandibular molars sample, the type V configuration in distal root, occured only in 8% of the teeth examined. In the apical third of distal root, each part of the split as been individually cleaned, shaped and filled with gutta Percha and Pulp Canal Sealer.
Lower left right molar shows an apical split . What we have here is a class V Vertucci’s canal configuration in distal root, and a Vertucci’s class II canal configuration in mesial root of a lower left right molar. Each part of the split in the distal root canal has been individually cleaned shaped and obturated with Pulp Canal Sealer and gutta percha. (Lateral and vertical condensation) Last (Angulated) Xray to the right shows the obturated split.