What is Little’s area or Kiesselbach’s area and the Arteries in it

Definition: Kiesselbach’s area or plexus is an anastomosis of five blood vessels in the anterior inferior quadrant of the nasal septum over the septal cartilage.  Synonyms: Kiesselbach’s plexus, Kiesselbach’s area, Kiesselbach’s Triangle, Little’s Area The anterior inferior part of nasal septum Contains anastomoses between the superior labial branch of facial artery and sphenopalatine artery, and ...Read More

What is the ideal restorative material after Root canal treatment – Composite or GIC

Root canal treatment is a procedure performed on teeth which have become dead or when the pulp tissue gets infected due to Dental caries or any trauma leading to inflammation of the periapical tissue. Check this to know the in detail procedure of Root Canal Procedure. RCT involves multiple steps starting from ...Read More

What are the Foramina of Middle Cranial Fossa and structures passing through them

Cranium is the part of human body and the Skull which is made up of eight cranial bones. Cranium is in short the portion of the skull which surrounds the brain protecting it from external forces. Cranial Fossa are depressions of fossa on the surface of the cranium through which various soft ...Read More

Three year old girl dies during dental treatment

In a very tragic incident, a 3 year old girl who was taken to the dental clinic for a simple extraction and crowns placement died due to reasons which are not clear yet. Daleyza Avili Hernandez, 3, was taken to the Children’s Dental Surgery Center in San Francisco for extraction of two ...Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics says no Juice for kids below 1 year

There has been a startling statement by American Academy of Pediatrics last month, stating that Fruit juice is not recommended in children below 1 year of age. This comes after stating the relationship with dental decay and other health related concerns such as weight gain and excessive intake of fruit juice.  In ...Read More

Nasopalatine nerve block Technique – Local Anesthesia

Nasopalatine nerve block: Used to block the nasopalatine nerve. It is anesthetized as it emerges from the anterior palatine foramen located on the anterior palate region just behind the central incisors. Let us look in detail at “How to give NasoPalatine Nerve Block” and what are the symptoms and complications seen in ...Read More

Anterior or Greater Palatine Nerve Block – Local Anesthesia Technique

Anterior or Greater Palatine Nerve Block: Used to block the Anterior palatine nerve. As the name suggests it blocks the Anterior Palatine Nerve Block, the nerve is anesthetized as it exists the Greater Palatine Foramen which is located on the hard palate on the posterior portion. Let us look in detail about ...Read More

Frenum and Types or Classification of Frenal Attachments in Oral Cavity

Frenum: It is a thin fold of mucous membrane with enclosed muscle fibres that attach the lips to the alveolar mucosa and underlying periosteum. The Oral cavity has multiple Frenal attachments which are mainly of two types – Frenum and Frenulum (small frenum). In any normal oral cavity there are multiple frena ...Read More

Oral Manifestation or Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin Deficiency

Oral cavity is a screen for many underlying systemic conditions or diseases, many Doctors looks for oral symptoms to help in their diagnosis and your mouth acts as a screen or a pathway to diagnose Vitamin Deficiencies as well. There are many Vitamins which play a major role in normal functioning of ...Read More

World’s First robotic Dental Surgery System – Yomi cleared by FDA

Robotics is being used in Medical field to perform surgeries from quite some time and why should dentistry be left behind. Neocis, a company based in Miami, Florida has announced that their robotically assisted dental surgical system “Yomi” has been cleared by FDA. The company has designed Yomi to plan and assist ...Read More

Radiographic Film Faults and Artifacts in Dentistry

A good radiograph is an essential part of any Dental Diagnosis involving the hard tissue (Tooth or Bone) and getting an ideal radiograph is important to get a proper diagnosis. For an ideal Radiograph the following things should be satisfied – Good Density, Good Sharpness, Accurate positioning and Good Contrast, when all ...Read More

Mouthguard to detect and inform Dentist about Teeth Grinding or Bruxism

With ever increasing Stress in Life thanks to the hectic lives we lead in today’s world, one of the most common problems which are seen in one out of five people around the world is bruxism or teeth grinding or night grinding. Most patients do not realise it until they see signs ...Read More

What is Frenectomy and why is it needed?

Frenectomy is a surgical procedure performed in the Dental clinic mostly for children and sometimes for adults as well depending on the need which can be preventive or as a part of the treatment procedure. To put it in simple terms Frenectomy – Cutting or trimming of the Frenum. Let us first learn ...Read More

New Dental Implant with built-in Reservoir for drugs – Is it the end of Implant failures?

In modern Dentistry, Dental Implants have played a major role in helping Dentists and Dental patients replace missing teeth without any invasive procedures affecting the adjacent teeth. But the number of Implant failures has also been a major shortcoming with both the patients and Dentists thinking twice before going in for a Dental ...Read More