Facial cellulitis secondary to dens invaginatus: a case report

J Mich Dent Assoc. 2011 Apr;93(4):40-3.


We describe a case of dens invaginatus in an unerupted permanent maxillary lateral incisor, which led to facial cellulitis in a 10-year-old girl. We review the importance of recognizing dens invaginatus and present strategies for preventing loss of vitality in the affected tooth.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cellulitis / drug therapy
  • Cellulitis / etiology*
  • Child
  • Clindamycin / therapeutic use
  • Dens in Dente / complications*
  • Dens in Dente / surgery
  • Face*
  • Female
  • Focal Infection, Dental / complications*
  • Humans
  • Tooth Extraction


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Clindamycin