Three-rooted Maxillary and Bi-rooted Mandibular Primary Canines: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Reports


1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran


Multi-rooted primary canine is a rare anomaly in the primary dentition. The most common and normal form of root morphology in primary canines is a single root, while rare cases of bi-rooted or three-rooted canines have been reported in different ethnic groups. This anomaly is often discovered accidentally on routine radiographs. The anomaly often occurs bilaterally in the maxilla. This report presents a case of bilateral three rooted maxillary and unilateral bi-rooted mandibular primary canines in a four-year-old Iranian boy. This study aims to increase clinicians' awareness regarding this unique variation and emphasize the importance of radiological examination prior to root canal treatment.


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Volume 3, Issue 4
December 2021
Pages 188-189
  • Receive Date: 21 August 2021
  • Revise Date: 24 September 2021
  • Accept Date: 13 October 2021
  • First Publish Date: 22 October 2021