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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 257609, 5 pages
Case Report

Conventional Treatment of Maxillary Incisor Type III Dens Invaginatus with Periapical Lesion: A Case Report

1School of Dentistry, University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP), 14096-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
2School of Dentistry, University of Cuiabá (UNIC), 78015-480 Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
3School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (USP), 14040-904 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

Received 1 September 2010; Accepted 26 September 2010

Academic Editor: S. E. Widmalm

Copyright © 2011 Álvaro Henrique Borges et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dens invaginatus is a developmental dental anomaly clinically characterized by a palatine furrow that can be limited to the coronal pulp or may extend to the radicular apex. The purpose of this paper was to present a clinical case of type III dens invaginatus, identified on the maxillary right central incisor in anterior periapical radiographs, in which the tooth was submitted to conventional endodontic treatment. The results obtained after five years of clinical and radiographic followup demonstrated that conventional endodontic treatment is a clinically viable alternative in cases of type III dens invaginatus.