Management of anatomical root structure in lower premolars with Vertucci type V morphology

Published: 15 August 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/v5hswv42rj.1


Mandibular premolars with complex anatomic aberrations have been reported, making endodontic treatment of these teeth extremely difficult. A case of endodontic treatment of a mandibular first premolar presenting bifurcation of the root canal with two independent canals (Vertucci type V root canal configuration) was described. A 58-year-old woman with no significant medical history presented with a primary complaint of pain in a previously endodontically treated tooth. Clinical examination revealed pain on thermal tests. Intraoral periapical radiographs taken at different angulations revealed a root with a bifurcation at the apical third. The canals were prepared and individually filled using the vertical continuous wave obturation technique



Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena


Morphological Analysis, Endodontic Canal System, Endodontic Obturation