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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 1016985, 4 pages
Case Report

Cone Beam Computed Tomographic Evaluation and Diagnosis of Mandibular First Molar with 6 Canals

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore 560032, India

Received 10 November 2015; Accepted 31 December 2015

Academic Editor: Luis M. J. Gutierrez

Copyright © 2016 Shiraz Pasha et al. 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.


Root canal treatment of tooth with aberrant root canal morphology is very challenging. So thorough knowledge of both the external and internal anatomy of teeth is an important aspect of root canal treatment. With the advancement in technology it is imperative to use modern diagnostic tools such as magnification devices, CBCT, microscopes, and RVG to confirm the presence of these aberrant configurations. However, in everyday endodontic practice, clinicians have to treat teeth with atypical configurations for root canal treatment to be successful. This case report presents the management of a mandibular first molar with six root canals, four in mesial and two in distal root, and also emphasizes the use and importance of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) as a diagnostic tool in endodontics.