Journal of Orofacial Sciences

: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--41

Management of C-shaped canals: Two case reports

Nilesh Suryakant Kadam, Ida de Noronha de Ataide 
 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India

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Nilesh Suryakant Kadam
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital,Bambolim, Goa - 403 202

A C-shaped canal with varying configuration is commonly observed in single-rooted mandibular second molars. Cooke and Cox (1979) first documented the C-shaped canal in endodontic literature. The presence of high incidence of transverse anastomoses, lateral canals, and apical deltas makes it difficult to clean and seal the root canal system in these teeth. The main reason for failure in endodontic treatment of mandibular second molars is the inability to detect the presence of C-shaped canals prior to an endodontic therapy. This case report presents successful management of two rare cases of C-shaped canal configurations.

How to cite this article:
Kadam NS, Ataide IN. Management of C-shaped canals: Two case reports.J Orofac Sci 2013;5:37-41

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Kadam NS, Ataide IN. Management of C-shaped canals: Two case reports. J Orofac Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Jul 6 ];5:37-41
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