Case Report

Endodontic Management of a Maxillary Lateral Incisor with Dens Invagination and Periapical Lesion: A Case Report and Mini Review of the Literature


Dens invagination (DI) is a dental anomaly that can cause pulpal and periapical pathoses of the affected tooth. We describe the treatment of a healthy 18-year-old female with a chief complaint of recurrent facial swelling pertaining to a peg-shaped maxillary lateral incisor with DI. Examinations showed necrosis of the involved tooth with symptomatic apical periodontitis. Cone-beam computed tomography corresponded to Oehlers type II DI. Orthograde endodontic treatment was performed. To completely debride the canal and resolve the persistent purulent discharge, various methods and medicaments were used in separate sessions including passive ultrasonic activation of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite solution, calcium hydroxide mixed with 2% chlorhexidine, and double antibiotic paste as intracanal medicament. After resolution of the symptoms, the root canal and the invaginated space were filled by a mineral trioxide aggregate plug and backfilled with thermoplasticized gutta-percha. At the one-year follow-up, complete bone healing was noted in the affected periradicular area.

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Anti-Bacterial Agents; Dens in Dente; Periapical Abscess; Root Canal Therapy

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Bolhari B, Noori F, Assadian H. Endodontic Management of a Maxillary Lateral Incisor with Dens Invagination and Periapical Lesion: A Case Report and Mini Review of the Literature. Front Dent. 2021;18.

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