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Endodontic management of taurodontism with a complex root canal anatomy in mandibular posterior teeth
  1. Berkan Celikten1,
  2. Hatice Yalniz1,
  3. Yan Huang2,3
  1. 1 Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2 State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  3. 3 OMFS-IMPATH, Department of Imaging & Pathology, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yan Huang, yanhuangcn{at}


One of the biggest challenges in endodontic treatment is to comprehensively understand the variation of tooth root canal anatomy. To a large degree, the anatomy and furcation distribution of teeth, which vary from nationality and ethnic groups, will influence the clinical diagnosis, treatment plan and even prognosis. Taurodontism, as one of anatomic variation in tooth structures, is relatively hard to be seen in dental clinics. Two special cases of taurodontism with varied root canal anatomies in mandibular second premolar and first molar are reported in this paper.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • radiology
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  • Contributors BC: collecting clinical data and drafting the manuscript. HY: clinical treatment and diagnosis, drafting the manuscript. YH: discussion, revision and final approval.

  • Funding Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO)

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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