A rare case of Bi-rooted primary maxillary canines
Anomalies in primary teeth are comparatively fewer than in the permanent teeth. A 9-year-old Saudi boy with a complaint of missing teeth in maxillary anterior region visited the Department of Preventive Dental Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Najran University, Saudi Arabia. He underwent a clinical examination which revealed: unerupted permanent maxillary lateral incisors; decay in few teeth and anterior crossbite between tooth numbers 53 and 83. Radiographic examination revealed bi-rooted bilateral maxillary canines (53 and 63).

A bi-rooted primary canine is an extremely rare dental anomaly with high prevalence in maxilla rather than in the mandible and it occurs more frequently in male children. A primary radiograph is significant as it helps in the identification or uncertainties of anatomical variations. Bifurcations in the roots can be seen when the X-ray has no superimposition of images.

Source: https://jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13256-019-2174-9
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