IP Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research

Dens Invaginatus-Type 1-A rare case report

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Author Details: Sujata Byahatti, Renuka Ammanagi

Volume : 1

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9267

Print ISSN : 2581-5725

Article First Page : 72

Article End Page : 75


Dens invaginatus (DI) which is even called as tooth within tooth is a rare developmental anomaly which results from a deep invagination of the enamel organ into the dental papilla during odontogenesis. This invagination can range from a slight pitting (coronal type) to an anomaly occupying most of the crown and root (radicular type). On clinical examination it may reveal a deep fissure or pit on the surface of a tooth, but radiographic examination is mandatory to diagnose the deep invagination. The presence of DI in the mandibular premolar teeth is rare and unusual. In this paper a 32- year-old female complaining of mobility with a premolar and its management is discussed in detail. The basic objective of this case presentation is to report a rare case of dens invaginatus occurring in the right mandibular premolar with brief review of literature.

Double dens in dente, Dens invaginatus, Mandibular premolar