Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 5

A Retrospective Analysis of the Root Morphology of Maxillary and Mandibular Third Molars

Anubhav Shivpuri1* Rajat Mitra2 and Hema R3

1Graded Specialist (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), 200 Military Dental Centre, India
2Sr Specialist (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics), ADC (R&R), India
3Dental Officer, INHS Navjivani, India

*Corresponding Author: Anubhav Shivpuri, Graded Specialist (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), 200 Military Dental Centre, India.

Received: March 07, 2018; Published: April 12, 2018

Citation: Anubhav Shivpuri., et al. “Advancements in Management of Mandibular Fractures”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.5 (2018).


&ndsp;&ndsp;The anatomy of third molars is highly unpredictable. The purpose of this study was to identify the root and canal anatomy of maxillary and mandibular third molars among the Indian population. Two hundred maxillary and two hundred mandibular extracted third molars were included in the study. Out of the 200 maxillary third molars 56% had single/fused roots, 24% had two separate roots, 13% had three separate roots and 7% had four separate roots while out of the 200 extracted mandibular third molars 12% had a single or fused root, 86% had two roots and 2% had three roots. Majority of maxillary third molars had three canals 55% followed by four canals 22.5%, two canals in 11.5%, one canal in 9% and least of all five canals in 2% teeth. 67% mandibular third molars had three canals, two in 16% with lesser frequency of four canals in 14.5%, one canal in 2% and five canals in 0.5% teeth. Understanding the root morphology of third molars will aid in formulating a better treatment plan.

Keywords: Maxillary Third Molar; Mandibular Third Molar; Roots

Copyright: © 2018 Anubhav Shivpuri., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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