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Combined Surgical and Nonsurgical Endodontic Therapy in the Treatment of Dens Invaginatus Type 3: A Case Report

Nikhil Marwah, Puneet Goenka, Anant Gopal Nigam

Keywords : Dens invaginatus, endodontic therapy, surgery, incisors

Citation Information : Marwah N, Goenka P, Nigam AG. Combined Surgical and Nonsurgical Endodontic Therapy in the Treatment of Dens Invaginatus Type 3: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (3):43-48.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1018

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


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. Correct diagnosis and treatment planning are fundamental to treatment of dens invaginatus. Periapical surgery is indicated in cases where a nonsurgical approach fails. 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.

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