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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148-155

Complex endodontic-surgical management of dens invaginatus in multiple teeth associated with unusual morphology by using cone-beam computed tomography as a diagnostic aid

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India
2 Department of Periodontics, PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India
3 Department of Pedodontics, PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India

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Dr. Amit Gandhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/endo.endo_123_17

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Dens invaginatus (DI) as a dental anomaly suggests a broad spectrum of morphologic variations and predisposes the tooth to decay and in intense invaginations to pulpitis and apical periodontitis. The involved tooth requires endodontic or combined endodontic-surgical treatment which often is complicated because of the abnormal morphology. As intraoral periapical radiographs provide insufficient information because of its two-dimensional nature, a cone-beam computed tomographic scan is recommended in complex cases with aberrant root canal anatomy that allows visualization of pathology in three dimensions. This article reports a case in which multiple teeth were involved with DI associated with open apex and periapical pathology which was successfully treated with endodontic and combined endodontic-surgical approach. The success of the present case suggest MTA as a preferable material to aid regeneration of the apical tissue in nonvital teeth with open apex and thus can be used in cases of DI.

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