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Radix entomolaris in children – A challenge to pedodontist - A report of case series with literature review

Nagaveni N. B, Gaurav Ram Chandani, Shilpa Kothari, Poornima P


Permanent mandibular molars exhibit numerous variations pertaining to root or canal numbers. Vary rarely a supernumerary or extra root is found distolingually, which is given the term radix entomolaris in the literature. Thorough knowledge of this root variation is highly essential to provide ultimate success following root canal treatment. This paper describes three case reports of permanent mandibular first molar with three roots (one mesial and two distal) and four canals (two in mesial and one in each distobuccal and distolingual root)


Anatomical variation; children; endodontic therapy; mandibular first molar; radix entomolaris

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