Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Archive

Maxillary Injection Techniques used in Dental Treatments

There are several anesthetic techniques that are used to provide the anesthetic effect to carry about the various treatment procedures in the maxillary region. These techniques differ in their areas, i.e. the teeth, hard and soft tissues or altogether based on the procedure that has to be carried out. These Local anesthesia ...Read More

Local Anesthesia Syllabus and Chapters

Local Anesthesia is an integral part of Dental Treatments and it is important to have complete knowledge on every aspect related to Local Anesthesia right from Dental Anatomy to help in administering proper Local anesthesia to deciding the amount of local anesthesia to be given to a certain patient. You should also have ...Read More

Suture Materials – Types, Materials used and Techniques in Oral Surgery

A major and important part of any surgical procedure is to re-position the raised flap (in surgery) or the injured tissue in case of injury to a position where it helps in healing. The healing which is initiated by proper suturing is called as healing by Primary intention. Definition of Suture material: Any ...Read More

How many days should you wait to smoke after Wisdom tooth Extraction

Smoking after a Wisdom tooth extraction or removal is strictly prohibited as most third molar extractions are traumatic and very less are simple extractions. Wisdom tooth removal can be required due to a lot of reasons, Impacted wisdom tooth (upper or lower), decay in the tooth, preventive extractions at an early age ...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

Care to be taken immediately after Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth removal is a very common procedure and a traumatic one for the patient, wisdom teeth are either removed as a preventive measure for future impending complications when the tooth is not erupting in the correct position or the other situation is when the Wisdom tooth, be it maxillary third molars ...Read More

Anaesthetic Necrosis – Causes, Clinical Features and Treatment

Administration of local anaesthesia is a very common practice in a dental clinic included in every other treatment and with such a common practice there are chances of things going wrong or complications taking place. One such complication is – Necrosis of the soft tissue at the site of injection called as ...Read More

Inferior Alveolar Nerve block – Local Anesthesia Technique, Landmarks and Symptoms

It is sometimes called the Inferior Dental Nerve which gives off a motor branch supplying the Mylohyoid and the anterior belly of digastric and travels through the Mandibular foramen and enters the Mandible. After entering the Mandible it supplies to the following Mandibular Teeth: 2nd Premolar, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Molars. It ...Read More

Best Books to follow for Local Anesthesia in Dentistry

Local Anesthesia is a very important and integral part of Dentistry and every Dentist or Dental Student should be well versed with the knowledge and all the aspects of Local Anesthesia. There are  many procedures which will be performed after administration of Local Anesthesia like General Extractions, Dis-Impactions of Third Molars, Root ...Read More

Posterior Superior Alveolar Nerve Block Technique

Posterior Superior Nerve Block is used to block or Anesthetize the Posterior Superior alveolar Nerve which will anesthetize the Maxillary Molars except the Mesio-Buccal root of First Maxillary Molar which is supplied by the Middle Superior Alveolar Nerve. Posterior Superior Nerve Block the LA agent is deposited in proximity to the Anatomical ...Read More

Type of Flaps used in Impaction of Maxillary 3rd Molar

Impacted Maxillary third molars are very difficult to extract mainly because of the lack of visibility and the presence of a very thin Tuberosity and other factors like the Visibility, Reach and the proximity to Maxillary Sinus all of which make it comparatively difficult. Maxillary Third Molar Impaction are can also be of ...Read More

Maxillary 3rd Molar or Wisdom tooth Impaction Classification – Archer

Maxillary 3rd molar is not as commonly impacted as the Mandibular but the frequency of Impaction rate is high. Maxilalry 3rd moalr impaction is considerably difficult because of many factors which are favorable when compared to Mandibular 3rd molar like the Visibility factor, Reach, Tuberosity and its Proximity to the Maxillary Sinus. ...Read More