Year : 2013 | Volume : 1 | Issue : 2 | Page : 69 - 72  

Case Reports
A report of three independent mesial canals in the mesial root of a mandibular second molar.

Shilpa Reddy M 1, Mamta Kaushik 2, Yellamma Bai 3, Chiyadu Padmini 4

1Associate professor of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, 3Principal, Professor and Head of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, 4Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Malla Reddy Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, AP.

2Professor of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad, AP.


The root canal treatment of a mandibular molar with aberrant canal configuration can be diagnostically and technically challenging. This case report presents the clinical management of a mandibular second molar with three separate mesial canals including middle mesial canal, which was confirmed by operating microscope. There are reports that deal with three orifices in the mesial root, but very rare describe three independent canals, indicating a rare anatomical configuration. This case report highlights the very rare occurrence of independent medial mesial canal in mandibular second molar

Keywords: Mandibular second molar, mesial canals, operating microscope.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Shilpa Reddy M, Associate Professor, Dept. of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Malla Reddy Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, AP. E-mail:


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