A Variant of the Current Dens Invaginatus Classification

  • Meisha Gul Mail Department of Operative Dentistry, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan AND Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Samira Adnan Department of Operative Dentistry, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Fahad Umer Department of Operative Dentistry, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Dens in Dente, Maxilla, Incisor, Root Canals, Anatomy


Endodontic treatment of maxillary incisors may be considered straight forward. However, in some instances, they may exhibit aberrant morphology. One of these rare variations in tooth morphology is dens invaginatus. To improve the endodontic prognosis of such teeth, a detailed evaluation of the tooth under treatment is important, which requires comprehensive clinical and radiographic examinations, including periapical radiography and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), which is highly recommended whenever atypical root canal morphology is suspected on a periapical radiograph. The current case report discusses the diagnosis of type IV dens invaginatus in a maxillary lateral incisor using CBCT.


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How to Cite
Gul M, Adnan S, Umer F. A Variant of the Current Dens Invaginatus Classification. Front Dent. 17.
Case Report