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Endodontic treatment of a periradicular lesion on an invaginated type III mandibular lateral incisor

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Author(s): Carvalho-Sousa B | Almeida-Gomes F | Gominho L | Albuquerque D

Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Research
ISSN 0970-9290

Volume: 20;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 243;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Dens invaginatus | endodontic treatment | periradicular lesion

ABSTRACT
Dens invaginatus (DI), commonly known as dens in dente, is a developmental malformation of teeth that most commonly affects permanent maxillary incisor teeth. DI can present in a variety of forms, knowledge of which can usefully help in endodontic diagnosis and treatment. This article reports on an unusual case of DI type III with a periradicular lesion in a mandibular lateral incisor. Non-surgical endodontic treatment was performed and resolution of the periradicular lesion was observed at 1 year follow-up. Clinical considerations and treatment are discussed and reported.

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