Case 10 Root Canal with Curved Anatomy

Pre-op xray #18

Very curved mesial root.

Post-op xray #18

Completion of root canal.

Comment:

It is important before endodontic treatment is started that one looks carefully at the anatomy of the tooth. Curved roots present many problems including fracture of instruments and incomplete debridment of the canal system, which can lead to failure. At the very least, cases like this, should be referred for consultation.