Multiple dens invaginatus in Wilson's disease: A case report

MEMİŞ S. , Bas Z.

AUSTRALIAN ENDODONTIC JOURNAL, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/aej.12522


Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease that affects copper metabolism. Anomalies can be seen in the dento-maxillofacial structures of WD patients. Dens invaginatus (DI) is an uncommon tooth anomaly, and its incidence in decidious and permanent molars is even lower. This case report primarily explored the multiple DI of a patient with WD. A 9-year-old boy was admitted to our clinic with complaints of pain and swelling in the right lower molar area. It was learnt that the patient was diagnosed with WD after he was born. Fistula, submandibular lymphadenopathy and diffuse swelling were detected. Using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), multiple DIs were observed in bilateral bimaxillary four first molars and deciduous molars. When the patient's systemic condition was considered, extraction was planned under oral antibiotic therapy and was performed. During the 6-month follow-up, uneventful healing was observed.