Treatment of Molar Root Canals

Accurate diagnostics with computer tomography

Microscopic root canal treatment

Preserving teeth from extraction

At Tetri’s Smile clinic, we perform molar root canal treatment under a microscope. We treat your teeth with care – painlessly and without complications. We precisely remove only the decayed tissues, without affecting the healthy ones. We don’t leave voids in the canals. We eliminate the risk of reinfection.

Unique Aspects of Molar Treatment

Molars are referred to as the chewing teeth: the sixes, sevens, and eights. The last one, the eighth tooth, is also known as the wisdom tooth.

Upper molars have three roots with four canals (in rare cases, three or five canals). There are patients with four/five roots.

Lower molars usually have two roots, each containing three or four canals.

Lower molars
What makes endodontic treatment of molars challenging?

The  unusual anatomy of the canals requires meticulous and precise work from the endodontist. One wrong movement can lead to perforation of the root canal wall and subsequent complications. Without the use of a dental microscope, the risk of such errors increases exponentially.

Secondly, no two individuals have identical-shaped root canals in molars. Computed tomography is necessary for the initial visualization of each root’s canals and the openings of additional canaliculi. If even a very small canal is missed and left unsealed, the infection will return, requiring retreatment of the tooth.

Accessory canals…

These are tiny canaliculi located horizontally, vertically, and laterally from the pulp to the periodontal ligament.

Dr. T. Cem Sayin
Certified endodontist

«The formula for a favorable prognosis in molar root canal treatment consists of 1) quality diagnostics, 2) a deep understanding of the biology of root canals, and 3) the application of a dental microscope.

I utilize innovative examination methods to obtain the most comprehensive understanding of molar root canal anatomy.

As the author of numerous scientific articles and a practitioner with years of experience in endodontics, I possess knowledge of molar biology and hold a track record of successful root canal treatments and retreatments.

I always rely on the Global A-Series™ Dental Microscope for precision and to eliminate errors.»

Cost of Molar Canal Treatment

Endodontic treatment for a molar with 3-4 canals
Re-treatment RCT: Molar

Molar Treatment Near Me

If you’re searching for an endodontist with experience in complex molar root canal treatments and retreatments near you in Miami, Florida, welcome to Tetri’s Smile clinic.

Dr. T. Gem Sain is a certified endodontist. He received specialized training in “Endodontics” at Nova Southeastern University, where he served as a department head and taught at the Endodontics department. He regularly publishes scientific works.

Molar Treatment Near Me

A patient came to the clinic with a severe infection in the root canals of their lower molar.

Over the course of several years, she had tried to seek treatment from different doctors, but no one could relieve her pain. Even after anesthesia, the patient continued to experience intense pain during the procedures, leading to the cessation of treatment.

She learned about Dr. Sain and was inspired by the numerous positive reviews about the doctor. She believed that he would be her last hope.

Dr. Sain managed to alleviate the patient’s pain and successfully carry out the treatment.

Before After before root canal

Stages of Molar Canal Treatment Procedure


The doctor listens to the patient's complaints, gathers their medical history, and conducts a computer tomography scan. They examine the oral cavity using an intraoral scanner and a dental microscope, evaluating the clinical picture and creating an endodontic treatment plan.

Root Canal Treatment

The patient is provided with anesthesia. The molar is isolated with a rubber dam. Under magnification, the dentist removes the decayed tissues of the tooth, removes the pulp, and performs instrumental and medicated treatment of the root canals. The length of the canals is measured.

Canal Filling

Using a dental microscope, the dentist fills each canal with gutta-percha up to the apex. A precise X-ray is taken to assess the quality of the canal filling.

After treatment, a crown or an inlay is placed.

Upon completion of endodontic treatment for the molar, it is necessary to restore the lost coronal part. Depending on the extent of damage, a ceramic inlay or a dental crown is placed.

Results and Tooth Problem Prevention

A molar with treated and well-sealed root canals can last for over 20 years with proper oral hygiene. It is important to undergo professional teeth cleaning every 3-4 months to remove plaque and tartar.

The best prevention against root canal infections is regular teeth cleaning at the clinic and timely treatment of cavities!