PREVALENCE OF C-SHAPED ROOT CANALS IN MANDIBULAR SECOND MOLARS IN A SAMPLE POPULATION OF SAUDI ARABIA

  • Laila A. Bahammam B.D.S (Hon), M.Sc, Cert. Endo, Ms.Med, Post doc.Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: C-shaped root canals, mandibular second molar, root canal configuration, root canal morphology, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and root canal configurations of C-shaped mandibular second molars of Saudi Arabian population living in the Western and Southern region of Saudi Arabia. 222 mandibular second molars of Saudi patients scheduled for root-canal treatment were examined in different cities in the Western and Southern regions of Saudi Arabia. Data revealed that 14.4% of teeth had C-shaped canals with different anatomical configurations. The prevalence was 10.7% in the Western region and 25.9% in the Southern region. The prevalence was higher in the Southern region compared to the Western region.

Published
2018-11-27
How to Cite
Bahammam, L. A. (2018). PREVALENCE OF C-SHAPED ROOT CANALS IN MANDIBULAR SECOND MOLARS IN A SAMPLE POPULATION OF SAUDI ARABIA. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 38(3), 377-380. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/294