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C-shaped root canal configuration: A review of literature.

Fernandes M, de Ataide I, Wagle R - J Conserv Dent (2014)

Bottom Line: Knowledge of the C-shaped canal configuration is essential to achieve success in endodontic therapy.Radiographic and clinical diagnoses can aid in identification and negotiation of the fan-shaped areas and intricacies of the C-shaped anatomy.Modifications in the obturation techniques will ensure a 3-dimensional fill of the canal system and chamber retained restorations like amalgam or composites, serve as satisfactory post endodontic restorations.

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Affiliation: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, India.

ABSTRACT
The aim is to review and discuss the etiology, incidence, anatomic features, classification, diagnosis and management of the C-shaped canal configuration. C-shaped canal configuration is a variation that has a racial predilection and is commonly seen in mandibular second molars. The intricacies present in this variation of canal morphology can pose a challenge to the clinician during negotiation, debridement and obturation. Manual and electronic searches of literature were performed from 1979 to 2012, in Pub Med by crossing the keywords: C-shaped canals, mandibular second molar, mandibular first premolar, root canal morphology. Knowledge of the C-shaped canal configuration is essential to achieve success in endodontic therapy. Radiographic and clinical diagnoses can aid in identification and negotiation of the fan-shaped areas and intricacies of the C-shaped anatomy. Effective management of this anomalous canal configuration can be achieved with rotary and hand instrumentation assisted with sonics and ultrasonics. Modifications in the obturation techniques will ensure a 3-dimensional fill of the canal system and chamber retained restorations like amalgam or composites, serve as satisfactory post endodontic restorations.

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Fan et al.,'s anatomic classification of C-shaped canal configuration
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Figure 2: Fan et al.,'s anatomic classification of C-shaped canal configuration

Mentions: At least one cross-section of the canal should belong to the C1, C2, or C3 configuration, as per Fan's anatomic classification [Figure 2].


C-shaped root canal configuration: A review of literature.

Fernandes M, de Ataide I, Wagle R - J Conserv Dent (2014)

Fan et al.,'s anatomic classification of C-shaped canal configuration
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4127687&req=5

Figure 2: Fan et al.,'s anatomic classification of C-shaped canal configuration
Mentions: At least one cross-section of the canal should belong to the C1, C2, or C3 configuration, as per Fan's anatomic classification [Figure 2].

Bottom Line: Knowledge of the C-shaped canal configuration is essential to achieve success in endodontic therapy.Radiographic and clinical diagnoses can aid in identification and negotiation of the fan-shaped areas and intricacies of the C-shaped anatomy.Modifications in the obturation techniques will ensure a 3-dimensional fill of the canal system and chamber retained restorations like amalgam or composites, serve as satisfactory post endodontic restorations.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, India.

ABSTRACT
The aim is to review and discuss the etiology, incidence, anatomic features, classification, diagnosis and management of the C-shaped canal configuration. C-shaped canal configuration is a variation that has a racial predilection and is commonly seen in mandibular second molars. The intricacies present in this variation of canal morphology can pose a challenge to the clinician during negotiation, debridement and obturation. Manual and electronic searches of literature were performed from 1979 to 2012, in Pub Med by crossing the keywords: C-shaped canals, mandibular second molar, mandibular first premolar, root canal morphology. Knowledge of the C-shaped canal configuration is essential to achieve success in endodontic therapy. Radiographic and clinical diagnoses can aid in identification and negotiation of the fan-shaped areas and intricacies of the C-shaped anatomy. Effective management of this anomalous canal configuration can be achieved with rotary and hand instrumentation assisted with sonics and ultrasonics. Modifications in the obturation techniques will ensure a 3-dimensional fill of the canal system and chamber retained restorations like amalgam or composites, serve as satisfactory post endodontic restorations.

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