Published: 2022-07-27

Complications and treatment of dens in dente: case report

Cristhal Duque-Urióstegui, Gabriela Castañeda Palacios, Carla Brenda Duque-Urióstegui, Fernando Rosas López Portillo, Veronica Vallejo Ochoa, Nayeli Elizabeth Quintero Peña, Diana Laura Cabrera Aguado, Erendira Delgado Quintana, María del Rocío Flores Estrada, Rosa Martha Flores Estrada, María de la Luz Sánchez Medina, Víctor Manuel Arriaga Mendoza, Cecilia Rivera Elizalde


Dens in dente is an anomaly of dental development characterized by focal or multifocal invaginations of the enamel in the dental papilla before its mineralization, it can result in additional layers of enamel, cementum, dentin or pulp tissue, it is also known as invaginated tooth or invaginated odontoma. The clinical case of an 18-year-old female patient is presented, she comes to the clinic for referring halitosis and purulent exudate for 1 month, a clinical and radiographic examination of tooth 22 was performed, a radiopaque invagination line was observed that penetrates the portion radicular in the cervical third, wide radiolucent area in the apical third, sinuous course and purulent exudate. Root canal treatment was performed with a flexible rotary system and canal obturation with a lateral technique and vertical compaction, restored with resin.


Dens in dente, Odontoma, Flexible rotary system, Dental abscess, Dens invaginatus, Root canal treatment

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