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International Journal of Oral Care & Research


Introduction: This study is aimed to investigate the presence of second mesiobuccal (MB2) canals in first maxillary molar and to correlate findings with patient’s gender and age.

Materials and methods: A total of 50 male and 50 female adult patients with age range of 15 to 35 and 36 to 60 years were divided. A detailed clinical and radiographic examination was done, and the maxillary first molar was prepared for nonsurgical endodontic therapy. In the clinical situation, the conventional radiographs were used at various stages of root canal treatment. The presence of MB2 canals was correlated with patient’s age and gender.

Conclusion: An awareness and understanding of this root canal morphology can contribute to the successful outcome of root canal treatment. The prevalence of MB2 canals decreases as age increases and not much association with gender of the patient was observed.

Keywords: Canal morphology, Maxillary I molar, Mesiobuccal 2 (MB2).

How to cite this article: Shivanna S, Amalavathy RK, Prakasam S. The Chambers of Secrets: Maxillary First Molar. Int J Oral Care Res 2016;4(4):273-275.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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