Aryama Balodi1 *, Advaitha Anand1 , Pallabi Sarkar1, Ayushi Bangari1 , Sugandha Sati1 and Anil Dhingra2
1PG 3rd year, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Seema Dental College and Hospital, Rishikesh, India
2Professor and Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Seema Dental College and Hospital, Rishikesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Aryama Balodi, PG 3rd year, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Seema Dental College and Hospital, Rishikesh, India.
Received: February 27, 2023; Published: March 27, 2023
The second mesiobuccal canal in mesiobuccal roots in maxillary molars is a common finding in root canal treatments. Failure on the location of these canals is associated with a high rate of unsuccessful treatments of maxillary molars. Its prevalence has been assessed in several in vitro and in vivo studies, presenting variations according to the methodology applied, along with the population of interest. While the anatomy of these teeth is well defined in micro-computed tomography studies, the clinical management is a great challenge for the practitioner. The use of a dental operating microscope has rendered a better clinical outcome when considering the location and treatment of this canal. On the other hand, cone-beam computed tomography use is still controversial in the efficacy of MB2 canal location. The association of a dental operating microscope with troughing performed with ultrasonic tips is an essential step in this location. Moreover, sodium fluorescein might be applied for root canal location. Due to the high rate of unsuccessful cases when the MB2 canal is not initially found, several cases are performed aiming to address the cases of missed MB2 canals. Therefore, the clinician should discuss the best possible approach, whether surgical or clinical. This article presents an overview of the importance of the MB2 canal on the outcomes of root canal treatments of maxillary molars. Solutions based in current literature will be presented accordingly.
Keywords: MB2 Canal; Extra Canal; Elusive Canal; Maxillary Molar
Citation: Aryama Balodi., et al. “MB2: An Essential Auxiliary of Maxillary Molars".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.4 (2023): 89-94.
Copyright: © 2023 Aryama Balodi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.