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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 590406, 4 pages
Case Report

Endodontic Management of Maxillary Second Molar with Two Palatal Roots: A Report of Two Cases

1Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, MGV's Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hire Dental College, Nashik 422003, India
2Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Yogita Dental College, Khed, Ratnagiri 415709, India

Received 9 September 2012; Accepted 7 November 2012

Academic Editors: R. S. Brown, W. L. Chai, M. A. Polack, and M. W. Roberts

Copyright © 2012 Surbhi Patel and Pawan Patel. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Endodontic treatment may sometimes fail because morphological features of the tooth adversely affect the treatment protocol. Maxillary second molars are recognized as usually having a single palatal root with a single palatal canal. The incidence of second palatal root in the maxillary second molar is very rare. Two cases are presented in this paper describing the endodontic management of a four-rooted maxillary second molar with two distinct palatal roots and canals and two distinct buccal roots and canals. Clinical examination and radiographs showed the presence of two palatal roots during the root canal procedure. The canals were biomechanically prepared with crown-down technique and obturated using lateral condensation technique with AH-Plus sealer.