The C-Shaped Root Canal [chapter]

Jesús Alejandro Quiñones Pedraza
2019 Human Molar Teeth [Working Title]  
A thorough understanding of root canal anatomy is of paramount importance in the field of dentistry. The C-shaped root canal is an anatomical variation occurring mostly in mandibular second molars. In a transverse section, the shape of this canal is observed as the letter C. The presence of a fin or web connecting the individual root canals is another anatomic feature. Due to its complex anatomy, different classifications have been proposed through the years for a better comprehension. In
more » ... rehension. In endodontic literature, the C-shaped root canal has been of high interest and its prevalence is reported in different regions of the world. Additionally, its endodontic management has been widely described and analyzed.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.89121 fatcat:oq4zxoblp5eqdhohqfylnqx3oe