Finding the MB2 - part 1
The famous MB2 canal, which has been studied extensively, has become so popular that it has become a common topic among dentists, especially endodontists. Many studies have shown that not finding and treating this canal has resulted in more endodontic failures.
The methods that help in finding the second mesio buccal canal of maxillary molars are:
- Access Cavity
- Bubble test
- Blood tracing
- White lines
In this first part of the article i will introduce the Blood tracing method on finding the MB2
Pre operative xray
Isolation and initial preparation
After mechanical preparation of the P, DB, MB1, we need to search for the MB2
Blood tracing method
Post operative xray
Post operative xray
Special attention should be paid to the treatment of maxillary molars due to the presence of the MB2 canal.
Before any treatment of these cases we must use all the above methods to verify the presence or absence of this canal. Finding MB2 is in many cases challenging for us, but using a dental microscope makes the job much easier.
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