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Vol. 71, No. 11
ISSN: 1488-2159
December 2005


Combined Endodontic Therapy and Surgery in the Treatment of Dens Invaginatus Type 3: Case Report


• Ulisses Xavier da Silva Neto, DDS, PhD •
• Vinício Hidemitsu Goto Hirai, DDS, MSc •
• Vula Papalexiou, DDS, MSc •
• Silvana Beltrami Gonçalves, DDS, MSc •
• Vânia Portela Ditzel Westphalen, DDS, PhD •
• Clovis Monteiro Bramante, DDS, PhD •
• Wilson Denis Martins, DDS, PhD, OMFS •

A b s t r a c t

An accurate understanding of the morphology of the root canal system is a prerequisite for successful root canal treatment. Invaginated teeth have a complex root canal configuration that cannot be instrumented effectively and should be treated by both endodontic therapy and surgery. A case of dens invaginatus Type 3 in a maxillary lateral incisor with a periapical lesion and its successful treatment by these combined methods is reported.


MeSH Key Words: dens in dente/therapy; dental pulp cavity/abnormalities; incisor/abnormalities; root canal therapy/methods
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