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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-137

Radix paramolaris (supernumerary third root) in primary mandibular second molar: Report of two cases


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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N B Nagaveni
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-0149.144861

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An awareness pertaining to the variations in root morphology in primary teeth is highly important among clinicians to render best treatment and in the maintenance of these teeth in the oral cavity. Primary mandibular second molars usually have two roots with three canals. Very rarely an additional supernumerary root occurs and when this extra root is situated mesiobuccally it is referred as radix paramolaris (RP) and when it is present distolingually to the main distal root it is called as radix entomolaris. Most of the times, this extra root remain undiagnosed due to its overlapping with the main mesial root on radiographic examination leading to endodontic failures. The aim of this paper is to present two cases of RP in primary mandibular second molars and to describe its clinical significance.


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