Conservative treatment and follow-up of type III dens invaginatus using cone beam computed tomography


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Ceyhanli K. T. , ÇELİK D. , ALTINTAŞ S. H. , TAŞDEMİR T. , SEZGİN Ö. S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL SCIENCE, vol.56, no.4, pp.307-310, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2334/josnusd.56.307
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-310

Abstract

Dens invaginatus is a well-recognized phenomenon, and its endodontic treatment poses a challenge, especially for peri-invagination lesions with vital pulp. Here we describe the outcome of conservative treatment and follow-up in a case of type III dens invaginatus. Cone-beam computed tomography was used for diagnosis and follow-up. Pulp vitality was preserved with endodontic treatment of only an invaginated canal. At the 24-month follow-up examination, the tooth was asymptomatic and repair of the lesion was evident radiographically. This case was managed successfully with endodontic treatment of the invagination.