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Clinical management of an atypical dental invagination

Abstract : Dental invagination (DI) is a tooth malformation that usually affects permanent teeth. Its precise etiology is still controversial and represents a clinical challenge as it can favor the development of carious lesion or periodontal inflammation. This paper presents a case of a 23-year-old Caucasian male, where an atypical buccal DI could not be completely diagnosed in the dens invaginatus category. Furthermore, other differential diagnoses could not be confirmed. The dental malformation was seen on a permanent maxillary first incisor and was associated with periodontal inflammation and attachment loss. Successful clinical management of this case consisted of surgical restorative treatment and regular follow-up, accompanied by thorough oral hygiene procedures.
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Zahi Badran, Serena Lopez-Cazaux, Eleonore Crauste, Estelle Bray, Assem Soueidan, et al.. Clinical management of an atypical dental invagination. European Journal of Dentistry, Thieme, 2016, 10 (4), pp.579-582. ⟨10.4103/1305-7456.195167⟩. ⟨inserm-01848647⟩



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