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Maxillary First Molar: Complex Fused Root Anatomy

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScDInstructional, Calcification, All by Date


Immediate post-treatment radiograph magnified to show the fin/anastomosis joining the palatal and distobuccal roots

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The DB-P fused root poses special endodontic treatment challenges

Patient: 65 year-old male with controlled hypertension and an allergy to penicillin

Chief Complaint: cold and biting sensitivity

Dental History: The patient presented with a history of tooth sensitivity of 2 weeks duration. There were no recent dental restorations and the sensitivity was localized to the maxillary left first molar (tooth #14)

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