CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · European Journal of General Dentistry 2014; 3(02): 155-157
DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.134846
Case Report

Oeler′s type III dens invaginatus: A case report with 1-year follow-up

Liza George
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
Ajit G. Mohan
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
Justin Mathew
1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
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Dens invaginatus is a rare anomaly that occurs due to deepening of enamel organ into the root, either fully or partially during tooth development. The purpose of this paper is to present a case of Oehler′s type III dens invaginatus on a maxillary left lateral incisor with a large periapical lesion. Combined endodontic therapy and surgery showed good healing when the patient was evaluated clinically and radiographically after 1-year. This case report highlights the importance of proper debridement of the main canal of a case of dens invaginatus because of its complex anatomy.

Publication History

Article published online:
01 November 2021

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