Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

Users Online : 43353

Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : ZD01 - ZD03

Endodontic Management of a Mandibular Incisor Exhibiting Concurrence of Fusion, Talon Cusp and Dens Invaginatus using CBCT as a Diagnostic Aid ZD01-ZD03

Ruchi Juneja, Varun Kumar

Dr.Ruchi Juneja,
H.N. 259/5, Sarai Mohalla, Near Jain Mandir, Rohtak, Haryana-124001, India.

Teeth with aberrant anatomy present a challenge to the endodontist. Advanced tools like cone beam computed tomography aid in exploring the details of endodontic architecture in such cases. The aim of this case report is to highlight the advantage of CBCT in endodontic management of teeth with multiple dental anomalies. A mandibular lateral incisor associated with an extraoral sinus tract revealed unusual clinical anatomy. A provisional diagnosis of type III dens in dente was made based on radiographic findings. Considering the complex anatomy, CBCT was advised to get a confirmatory diagnosis. The anatomic details revealed by CBCT differed significantly from the provisional diagnosis. A final diagnosis of concurrence of fusion with a supernumerary tooth, talon cusp and type II dens invaginatus was established and endodontic treatment of the concerned tooth was carried out. Non-surgical endodontic treatment resulted in successful resolution of the sinus tract and healing of the periapical lesion. CBCT, thus proves to be an excellent diagnostic tool for management of teeth with unusual anatomy, paving way for a conservative treatment free of endodontic mishaps.