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Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 2
First page : ( 36) Last page : ( 39)
Print ISSN : 2320-5806. Online ISSN : 2320-5962.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-5962.2016.00031.0

Radix Entomolaris -A Case Report

Kaur Jasmeet1, Nishat Farhat1, Kumar Sunil2, Garg Akansha3

1Post Graduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, K.D. Dental College & Hospital, Mathura, (U.P.)

2Assistant Professor, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura

3Assistant Professor, Rajasthan Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Online published on 20 August, 2016.



Root canals may be left untreated, if the dentist fails to identify their presence, leading to endodontic failure, particularly in teeth with anatomical variation in the form of extra roots or canals. Permanent mandibular first molars usually have 2 roots placed mesially and distally and 3 root canals. However, radix entomolaris (RE), an anatomical variant of permanent mandibular first molar, is characterized by the presence of additional or extra distolingual root. The prevalence of radix entomolaris in permanent mandibular first molars differs significantly with race but found to be very low among the Indian population.

Case Report

This case report is about the radiographic identification and endodontic management of radix entomolaris in a mandibular right first molar.



Anatomical Variations, Mandibular Molars, Endodontic Treatment, extra roots.


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