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    Thread: How many roots does a second premolar have?

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      Default How many roots does a second premolar have?

      Hi all

      I've got to have a root canal on one of my second premolars (bottom row on the right) - I am wondering, in general, how many roots can I expect to be filled? I forgot to ask the dentist when she took an x-ray, and I'm just curious really!

      Thanks in advance!
      ~ Sugar

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      Default Re: How many roots does a second premolar have?

      Most commonly, a lower second premolar has one canal. However, there can be anatomical variations - for example, the canal can split into two half-way down the root, or there may be 2, 3, or even 4 canals. But the usual is one canal (according to Google, anyways).

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      Default Re: How many roots does a second premolar have?

      Thanks v much for your reply! Let's hope it is just 1 canal in my case!
      ~ Sugar

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