Case Study Number 186336
A few days ago we were confronted to this three rooted mandibular first molar (Radix Molar or Radix Entomolaris), a very rare anatomic variation where a a third supernumerary root is located distolingually in mandibular molars. Tremendous amount of calcifications (calcified canals) and a limited opening of the patients mouth made this endodontic procedure an extremely complex one. Dental Operative Microscope was most helpful in locating all canal entries.
To learn more about Radix Entomolaris, please go to:
R. Bansal & P. Ajwani: Prevalence and Morphological study Of Three Rooted Mandibular First Molar (Radix Molar) in Indian population. The Internet Journal of Human Anatomy. Volume 1 Number 1