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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2017 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Nonconventional Therapeutic Protocol for Type III Dens Invaginatus

Carlos Estrela, José AP de Figueiredo, Gustavo G Kunert, Itaborai R Kunert, Fernando B Barletta

Citation Information : Estrela C, de Figueiredo JA, Kunert GG, Kunert IR, Barletta FB. Nonconventional Therapeutic Protocol for Type III Dens Invaginatus. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (3):257-260.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2027

Published Online: 00-03-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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.

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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.


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