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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 194-198

Endodontic management of dens invaginatus of maxillary lateral incisor: Report of two cases


1 Saudi Endodontic Board, Ministry of Health, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Restorative Dental Science, Ministry of National Guard, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Research Center, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed S Alenazy
Saudi Endodontic Board, Ministry of Health, P. O. Box 21437, Riyadh 11475
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1658-5984.213481

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Dens invaginatus (DI) is a rare malformation anomaly with a wide variety of morphological types. An early detection of the affected teeth is critical for proper management. The aim of this case report was to describe different occurrences of Type II DI in the maxillary lateral incisors with different treatment managements. The first case was treated with ProRoot® mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) root repair material as an apical plug and backfill with thermoplasticized gutta-percha for remaining canal space while the second case was filled totally with MTA. Both cases were treated under dental operation microscope. At 12-month post-treatment, the patients were asymptomatic, and the size of the periapical lesion was reduced.


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