Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2014, vol. 20, issue 1
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 490-493
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2014201.490
Published online: 12 June 2014

J of IMAB 2014 Jan-Jun;20(1):490-493
Janet Kirilova Corresponding Autor, Snezhanka Topalova-Pirinska.
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria.

Introduction: There are cases in the endodontic treatment which are a real challenge. There are teeth with   taurodontism and radix entomolaris.  Patients usually lose their teeth because these anatomical features are less familiar.
Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate several cases with taurodontism and radix entomolaris.
Material and methods: Two cases with taurodontism and one with radix entomolaris that are described in the following article. Careful exploration of the grooves between all orifices with magnification, use of ultrasonic irrigation; and a modified filling technique are of particular use.
Results: Results are observed after several years. In performing a root canal treatment on such teeth, one should appreciate the complexity of the root canal system, canal obliteration and configuration, and the potential for additional root canal systems.
Conclusions: Knowledge of the phenomenon of taurodontism and radix entomolaris will improve the medical practice of the general dental practitioner.

Key words: Anatomical variation, taurodontism, radix entomolaris, endodontic treatment,

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Kirilova J, Topalova-Pirinska S. Difficult cases in endodontics – prognosis and prophylaxis of complications. J of IMAB. 2014 Jan-Jun;20(1):490-493. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2014201.490.

Correspondence to: Dr. Janet Kirilova, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia; 1, St. George Sofiiski Str., 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 10 April 2014
Published online: 12 June 2014

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