Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85--89

A scanning electron microscope study of prevalence of accessory canals on the pulpal floor of deciduous molars


VD Kumar 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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V D Kumar
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, V. V. Puram, K. R. Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
India

The present in vitro study was carried out on 60 extracted human maxillary and mandibular, first and second primary molars, which were distributed equally into four groups to determine the prevalence, size, shape, location, and number of accessory canals in the pulpal floor of primary molars. The specimens were observed under scanning electron microscope. Out of 60, 34 teeth showed accessory canals with 97 patent canals. It was observed that maxillary molars showed a greater number of accessory canals when compared to mandibular molars, but mandibular molars showed a greater dimension in the size of the accessory canals. Round and oval accessory canals were seen, with round being more predominant.


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Kumar V D. A scanning electron microscope study of prevalence of accessory canals on the pulpal floor of deciduous molars.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2009;27:85-89


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Kumar V D. A scanning electron microscope study of prevalence of accessory canals on the pulpal floor of deciduous molars. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];27:85-89
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