Prevalence of Dens Invaginatus Among Children at the School of Dentistry of the University of Costa Rica

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dent invaginatus (ID) in children between 6 and 11 years old. A descriptive transversal clinical study was performed with patients from V and VI year students, supervised by a specialist in Odontopediatrics during 15 months from July 2011 and...

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Main Author: Bolaños López, Violeta
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/Odontos/article/view/21480
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21316
Summary: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dent invaginatus (ID) in children between 6 and 11 years old. A descriptive transversal clinical study was performed with patients from V and VI year students, supervised by a specialist in Odontopediatrics during 15 months from July 2011 and December 2012. The dental and medical history, as well as a clinical and radiographic evaluation was done to all the patients, following the protocol established by the Odontopediatrics Department. In a total population of 280 children, 13 % presented the abnormality from which 11.4 % were boys and 15.3 % were girls. The most affected piece was the maxillary lateral incisor. There was no statistical significant difference regarding the gender of children who presented ID (p = 0.318). The early diagnosis and treatment is important to avoid future complications.