studies compared the number of canals at the apex of 3,384 mandibular premolars. Only 11% of these mandibular premolars had 2 or more canals at the apex. It’s good for a GP to know these statistics because this information can assist in determining if these cases should be referred to the endodontist as well as the likelihood of finding an extra root/canal.
Difficult cases may need to be referred to a specialist, but they can sometimes be made easier with the help of CBCT 3-D technology. These teeth would likely have been difficult for a GP who was unable to do a CBCT. The cases presented here were successful because this technology made proper and detailed planning possible.
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