The isthmuses of the mesial root of mandibular molars: a micro-computed tomographic study.

@article{Mannocci2005TheIO,
  title={The isthmuses of the mesial root of mandibular molars: a micro-computed tomographic study.},
  author={Francesco Mannocci and Magdalena Peru and Martin Sherriff and Richard Cook and Thomas R Pitt Ford},
  journal={International endodontic journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={558-63}
}
AIM To investigate the prevalence of root canal isthmuses in the apical 5 mm of the mesial root of mandibular molars by means of micro-computed tomography (MCT) and to describe the morphology of the isthmuses. METHODOLOGY Twenty extracted mandibular first molars that had fully formed roots were selected. The mesial roots were sectioned from the distal roots and subjected to MCT. The number of sections showing isthmuses in each of the apical 5 mm of the root canals was recorded. In each one of… CONTINUE READING