dens invaginatus

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dens in den'te

a developmental disturbance in tooth formation resulting from invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into the area destined to become pulp space; after calcification there is an invagination of enamel and dentin into the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth."
Synonym(s): dens invaginatus
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(denz) (den'tez?) plural.dentes [L. dens, tooth]
1. A tooth. See: dentition for illus
2. The odontoid process of the axis, which serves as a pivot for the rotation of the atlas.

dens bicuspidus

Dens premolaris.

dens caninus

A canine tooth.

dens deciduus

A primary tooth.

dens incisivus

An incisor tooth.

dens in dente

A dental anomaly found esp. in lateral maxillary incisors, in which radiographs reveal a toothlike structure within the tooth. It may cause pulp necrosis or other periapical difficulties. Treatments include endodontics or dental extraction.
Synonym: dens invaginatus; dilated compound odontoma

dens invaginatus

Dens in dente.

dens molaris

A molar tooth; a grinder.

dens permanens

One of the 32 permanent teeth.
Synonym: permanent dentition

dens premolaris

A premolar tooth. Synonym: dens bicuspidus

dens serotinus

A wisdom tooth (third molar).
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dens in dente

(denz den'tē)
Developmental disturbance in tooth formation due to invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into area destined to become pulp space; after calcification, enamel and dentin invaginate the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth," the translation of this term's Latin.
Synonym(s): dens invaginatus.
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Anomalies such as dens invaginatus (0.03%), dentinogenesis imperfecta (0.02%) and dilaceration (0.02%) were encountered more rarely.
Jung, "Endodontic treatment of dens invaginatus type III with three root canals and open apical foramen," International Endodontic Journal, vol.
Talon cusp may occur either alone or along with other anomalies like mesiodens, odontome, unerupted or impacted teeth, peg shaped maxillary incisors, dens invaginatus, cleft lip and disordered nasal alae, gemination, fusion and supernumerary teeth.
Root Canal Therapy of a Dens Invaginatus: A Case Report
Talon cusps may be associated with other dental anomalies, especially in the permanent dentition, such as peg-shaped lateral incisors, impacted mesiodens and canines, odontoma, macrodontia, dens invaginatus, supernumerary teeth, shovel-shaped incisors, bifid cingulum, additional tubercle on incisors, exaggerated Carabelli cusps, and microdontia of antimere teeth [Al-Omari et al., 1999; Gungor et al., 2000; Segura-Egea et al., 2003].
Vivekanandhan, "An unusual type II dens invaginatus with calcified canals in a maxillary lateral incisor--a case report," Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol.
Dens in dente also known as dens invaginatus. Dens Invaginatus (DI) is a dental anomaly which results from invagination of enamel organ into dental papilla, beginning at the crown and sometimes extending into the root before calcification.
Others are; sealing communications between the root canal space and external root surfaces, filling root canals of teeth with mature and open apices as well as management of dens invaginatus.31