The Location and Incidence of Patent Accessory Pulpal Canals in Permanent Molars with Periodontal Lesion by Using Micro-Computed Tomography

Chouchi D., Berberoglu A., ORHAN K., Etikan I., Tumer H., BAĞIŞ N.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND HEALTH INFORMATICS, vol.11, no.1, pp.85-88, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1166/jmihi.2021.3274
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-88
  • Keywords: Micro-Computed Tomography, Patent Accessory Canals, Periodontal Pocket, Furcation Involvement
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: In this study, the event of patent accessory pulpal canals situated in periodontal pockets has been resolved to utilize the micro-CT method. Methods: Fifty-seven extracted permanent human teeth were utilized to examine the commonness, location, and diameter of the patent accessory canals that are opening outside toward the periodontal pocket by utilizing micro-CT and high-resolution desktop. Results: Through 57 molars 6 (10.25%) were accessible with patent accessory, canals inside furcation area, of root. 49 (85%) were accessible with patent accessory canals inside the mesial and distal buccal root, and 28 (49.1%) were accessible with patent accessory, canals inside the palatal/lingual root. A measurably critical variety was found alongside the nearness of patent accessory trench in various roots and pocket depth at a similar region of the nearness waterway just as the nearness of these canals and connection misfortune in this region. Conclusions: Progression of periodontal pocket might be responsible for opening accessory canal and cause pulp pathosis, making successful periodontal therapy difficult.