Nizar Ahmed1, Lalitha Tanjore Arunachalam1, Caroline Annette Jacob2, Suresh Anand Kumar3
1Department of Periodontics, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Department of Orthodontics, Karpaga Vinayaka Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
Knowledge of various anatomic landmarks is pivotal for important success. Bifid canals pose a challenge and can lead to difficulties while performing implant surgery in the mandible. Bifid canals can be diagnosed with panoramic radiography and more accurately with cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT). This case report details the placement of the implant in a patient with bilateral bifid canal and compromised interocclusal space, which was successfully treated using CBCT.
Keywords: Cone beam computed tomography, mandibular canal, radiography, variations.