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CASE REPORT

Occurrence of Dens in Dente in Permanent Maxillary Lateral Incisors: A Case Report with Literature Review

Poornima P, Meghana SB

Keywords : Bilateral permanent lateral incisors, Dens in dente, Preventive protocol

Citation Information : P P, SB M. Occurrence of Dens in Dente in Permanent Maxillary Lateral Incisors: A Case Report with Literature Review. CODS J Dent 2017; 9 (2):50-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10063-0033

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: The aim of this case report is to give a detailed review about the etiology, prevalence, clinical features, radiographic features and treatment of dens in dente along with the presentation of a case report. Background: Dental anomaly is a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors during the process of dental development. One such commonly seen anomaly is dens in dente which represents as an exaggeration or accentuation of a lingual pit. It is a developmental malformation where the etiology is the alteration in the normal growth pattern of the dental papilla during tooth development, resulting in invagination of the surface of the crown or root before calcification. Case description: A 10-year-old female patient presented to the department, for the routine dental check-up. There was a coincidental diagnosis of a dental anomaly following which a preventive protocol was followed to rescue the teeth from further damage. Conclusion: Early diagnosis and preventive intervention are important to save the teeth from the further carious lesion. Clinical significance: As a pediatric dentist, the knowledge about the malformations and making the right decision for management is important.


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