Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The initial diagnosis of a radix entomolaris or paramolaris before root canal treatment is important to facilitate the endodontic procedure, and to avoid ‘missed’ canals. Preoperative periapical radiographs exposed at two different horizontal angles are required to identify these additional roots. Knowledge of the location of the additional root and its root canal orifice will result in a modified opening cavity with extension to the distolingual. The morphological variations of the RE in terms of root inclination and root canal curvature demand a careful and adapted clinical approach to avoid or overcome procedural errors during endodontic therapy.