Case 20 Curved roots always a challenge

Pre-operative x-ray #30
Post-operative x-ray #30

Carefully observe canal morphology before attempting root canal treatment. Curvatures like these invite file breakage. Smaller files are required, carefully checking the flutes for distortion. In cases like this, if you attempt, do not be surprised that many of your files can only be used once because of bending or straightening of the flutes.