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The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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Introduction: This study discusses a nonconventional therapeutic protocol for type III dens invaginatus. This condition is a disorder of dental development, caused by the invagination of enamel into coronal and/or radicular dentin structure. This promotes several structural alterations within the dental organ, which offers challenges and difficulties to perform the endodontic treatment when needed. This article reports a clinical case where a conservative approach was adopted to preserve the invaginated tooth, and endodontic treatment was performed in the main necrotic canal. Following 21 years of observation, a complete root formation could be seen, with dental pulp preservation of the pulpotomized tooth. Considering the reported difficulties for the treatment of dens invaginatus, conservative measures, such as pulpotomy to preserve the remaining dental pulp may be an excellent alternative to allow less invasive procedures, thus avoiding endodontic surgery. This study discusses a nonconventional therapeutic protocol for type III dens invaginatus. A conservative approach adopted preserved the invaginated tooth, and root canal treatment was performed in the main necrotic canal. Following 21 years of observation, there was complete root formation, with dental pulp preservation of the pulpotomized tooth.

Keywords: Case report, Dens invaginatus, Maxillary central incisor, Periapical lesion, Pulpotomy.

How to cite this article: Kunert GG, Kunert IR, de Figueiredo JAP, Barletta FB, Estrela C. Nonconventional Therapeutic Protocol for Type III Dens Invaginatus. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(3): 257-260.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

 
 
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