Investigation of the root canal configuration of mandibular first molars in a Taiwan Chinese population.

@article{Chen2009InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation of the root canal configuration of mandibular first molars in a Taiwan Chinese population.},
  author={Gin Den Chen and Hua Yao and Chao Chi Tong},
  journal={International endodontic journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={1044-9}
}
AIM To investigate the root form and canal morphology of mandibular first molar teeth in a Taiwan Chinese population. METHODOLOGY A total of 183 mandibular first molars were collected and examined visually through a dissecting microscope after rendering the teeth transparent. The number of roots, number of canals and canal configuration were recorded. The root canal morphology was categorized and compared according to Vertucci (1984). RESULTS Overall 46% of the mandibular first molars had… CONTINUE READING

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