Prevalence of the middle mesial canal in non surgical root canal treated mandibular first and second molars in a local military population
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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Introduction The internal anatomy of the mesial root of the mandibular first and second molar is highly complex. Literature supports a variety of canal presentations ranging from 1 canal to multiple canals. The presence of a third canal called the middle mesial canal MM is well documented. The MM canal can go undetected unless the clinician is careful to identify it. Missing this canal can contribute to a sequelae of persistent disease that may require the retreatment of the tooth or extraction of a tooth when the infection is unresolved.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Military Forces and Organizations