Detection of maxillary second molar with two palatal roots using cone beam computed tomography: a case report

두개의 구개측 치근을 갖는 상악 제2대구치에서 cone beam computed tomography 활용: 증례보고

  • 김정희 (중앙보훈병원 치과병원 치과보존과) ;
  • 송병철 (중앙보훈병원 치과병원 치과보존과)
  • Received : 2015.09.17
  • Accepted : 2016.03.04
  • Published : 2016.03.31


The purpose of this clinical report was to show anatomical variations in permanent maxillary second molar using computed tomography (CT). This case report describes the application of CT to detect the unusual root anatomy of maxillary second molar with 2 separate palatal roots for successful endodontic treatment procedures. The use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) can overcome the limitation of the periapical standard radiography caused by the overlap of buccal and secondary palatal roots.


root canal anatomy;two palatal root;cone beam computed tomography (CBCT);conebeam CT


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