Successful orthograde treatment of dens invaginatus Type 3
Dens invaginatus is a rare anatomic variation that is found primarily in maxillary lateral incisors. The management of dens invaginatus is challenging for clinicians; diagnosing the type of malformation, choosing the most appropriate treatment, and carrying out treatment are complicated by the intricate root system of these teeth.

The following case report, published in the Journal of Conservative Dentistry describes the diagnosis and treatment planning of dens invaginatus Type 3 after cone-beam computed tomography evaluation.

The oral examination and the evaluation of the patient's periodontal status revealed a good oral hygiene. A composite filling was detected on the palatal aspect of the crown and an orthodontic splint retained teeth 13–23. Periodontal probing revealed pocket depths of less than 3 mm, and there was no excess mobility of the tooth. The tooth was sensitive to percussion and palpation and did not respond to a cold thermal test.

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