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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-49

Dens invaginatus: A review and case series

1 Department of Dental Medicine, EPS Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital IBN JAZZAR, Kairouan, Tunisia

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DOI: 10.4103/sej.sej_70_16

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Dens invaginatus (DI) (dens in dente) is a developmental anomaly resulting from an invagination in part of variable depth of the enamel organ into the dental papilla in the surface of the crown before calcification of the dental tissues. This anomaly usually involves the upper lateral incisors. These teeth are frequently expressed by an unusual form of crown and accentuation in the cingulum or a cusp. They are a target for caries leading to pulp necrosis and apical pathosis, so the diagnosis and early prevention measures are important. When treatment is necessary, conservative, endodontic, and periodontal possibilities are very effective. Surgical interventions are only rarely indicated. The present paper deals with the treatment of series cases with DI.

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