CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 218-221

Dens invagination: A review of literature and report of two cases


1 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, H.P. Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, H.P. Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
4 Private Practitioner Orthodontist, Jammu, India

Correspondence Address:
Seema Thakur
Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.127341

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Dens invaginatus occurs as a result of the invagination of the enamel organ. These cases may present difficulties with respect to its diagnosis and treatment because of canal morphology. It frequently leads to caries, pulpal, and periodontal involvement with necrosis and loss of attachment. The knowledge of classification and anatomical variations of teeth with dens invaginatus are of great importance for correct treatment. This article presents two case reports of two different types of dens invaginatus along with profound review of the literature regarding etiology, epidemiology, and histology. It discusses clinical appearance and diagnosis, and it provides guidelines for decision-making and treatment of invaginated teeth.


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