Complexity of the Palatal Root of Maxillary Molars

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScD Clinical Endodontic Technique Instruction, Access, Complications: Advanced Management

Palatal Roots of Maxillary Molars are Commonly Complex

Patient: 69 year-old male with controlled hypertension and controlled diabetes

Chief Complaint: Asymptomatic

Dental History: The patient was referred for endodontic evaluation after his general dentist discovered a periapical radiolucency circumscribing all three roots of his maxillary first molar (#3) during a routine cleaning visit.

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