Bifid alveol and root of the canine teeth


Anatomic variations of canine alveols can pose a considerable challenge to endodontic diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this study is determining the bifid alveol and bifid root of canine tooth in dried jaws and pulled out canine roots, to deal with their clinical significance. We examinated 100 dried human maxillary bones and 76 mandibular bones for existence of bifid alveol. Age, sex and race of these bones were unknown. In 158 pulled out canines from endodontic patients, are examinated for existence of bifid root. 98 of these canines were mandibular and the others were maxillary


This unusual anatomy could lead to problems during exfoliation or extraction of canines. Clinicians should be careful during extraction of anomalous canine teeth to ensure that all roots have been retrieved. This variation could not be discovered with routine intraoral examination. But it is usually discovered with routine dental radiographs. As a result, this anomaly should kept in mind and radiographs should be taken before the extraction of canine

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Dr.  erenogut, PhD
Dr. erenogut, PhD
Department of Anatomy / Bahcesehir University School of Medicine
Asst. Prof.
Istanbul | Turkey
Basicly, the article contributed to the practical knowledge available related to dental surgery which is quite significant and usefull for surgeons. Extended studies requires to determine insidance of canine teeth with bifid rooth and bifid alveoli dentales.Dr. erenogut, PhD


Bifid alveol and root of the canine teeth
Bifid alveol and root of the canine teeth
Bifid alveol and root of the canine teeth

Bifid alveol and root of the canine teeth

Eur J Ther

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March 2016
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