Essential (Emergency) and Non-Essential (Elective) Dental Procedures for Coronavirus or COVID-19 Emergency

With strict guidelines being passed around the world by Dental councils that all dentist and dental clinics and hospitals avoid Non-Essential Dental procedures and only perform Essential Dental Procedures, it is important for everyone to know what are the Essential and Non-Essential procedures. This helps in preventing Dentists and Dental Staff from being endangered as [&hellip

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Local Anesthesia Toxicity – Signs & Symptoms and Management

Local Anesthesia is the most commonly used medication in dentistry to provide anesthesia or pain control for most dental procedures involving teeth, gums and supporting soft tissue. But like any medication there are chances of toxicity to local anesthetic if the correct dosage is not administered. It is always recommended to calculate the Dosage of [&hellip

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Enlargement of Lymph Nodes and their related Dental Conditions

Lymphatic System comprises of Lymph nodes in the Facial region which are related to the Oral cavity and are enlarged due to infection of the particular region. Palpation of Lymph nodes helps in Provisional Diagnosis of oral conditions. The Lymph nodes should be checked for tenderness, mobility, enlargement and consistency while performing a Examination. Facial [&hellip

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Precautions to be taken for Novel CoronaVirus or COVID-19 patients in Dental Clinics

With the news about the spread of novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 it is important for Dental Staff who are prone to be exposed to aerosols from patients having symptoms of novel Coronavirus. Center for Disease control and prevention is reminding clinicians to use standard precautions without fail and isolate patients who show signs [&hellip

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Sodium Hypochlorite Accident – Signs & Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Sodium Hypochlorite accident during Root canal procedure is although rare but has been seen in certain cases which can range from showing mild symptoms to severe symptoms in patients which has to be dealt with immediately. Sodium Hypochlorite (Hypo) is the most commonly used Root canal Irrigation liquid which has a pale coloration similar to [&hellip

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How to differentiate between Acute Alveolar Abscess and Periodontal Abscess

Acute apical abscess is also known as Acute alveolar abscess which is the localized collection of pus in the alveolar bone at the root apex of the affected tooth. It is caused when the infection extends through the apical foramen into the peri-radicular tissue. Periodontal Abscess is caused due to impaction of foreign body in [&hellip

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Local Anesthesia Allergy and how to perform Skin Test in Dental Clinic

Allergic Reactions to Local Anesthesia is quite rare but when it does happen, it can turn complicated very fast and requires immediate response from the Dentist and Dental Staff to make sure that the vitals of the patient are kept Stable. Local Anesthesia is categorized into 2 types – Amides (Lidocaine, bupivacaine, prilocaine, articaine etc) [&hellip

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How much do Dental Crowns Cost – Types of Dental Crowns

What is a Dental crown? A Dental crown is a prosthetic tooth shaped crown or cap placed over a tooth to protect the underlying tooth structure from external forces. The Dental Crown is cemented onto the tooth surface and will cover the entire tooth structure visible above the Gingiva or Gum line. A Dental crown [&hellip

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Cavity Varnish, Liners, Bases – Differences and Uses

Cavity Varnish, Base, liner or Sealer are an integral part of Operative Dentistry which has the main goal of Preserving the health of Dental Pulp. In Operative Dentistry, the main objective is to restore the tooth affected by either caries, trauma etc with Restorative materials. These Permanent Restorative materials are harmful to the pulp when [&hellip

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Dental Treatments after Joint (Knee or Hip) Replacement Surgery – New updates

Orthopedic Surgeons and Dental surgeons mention that after having a knee replacement surgery it is important to not have any invasive dental treatments involving surgical procedures performed on the patient for a time period of 8-12 weeks. This is to make sure that no bacteria from the site of surgical procedure travels to the prosthetic [&hellip

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Antifungal and Antiviral Drugs for Oral or Dental Lesions

Most common Fungal infection of the Oral cavity is Candidiasis, other non-candidial fungal infections seen in the Oral cavity are mycoses, aspergillosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, oral geotrichosis, zygomycosis or mucormycosis, fusariosis and Phodotorula infection. Patients with impaired immune competence (HIV, tumors, leuemia, transplants etc) are most prone to Fungal infections. Viral infections of the [&hellip

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Use of Lasers in treatment of Dental Hypersensitivity

Dental Hypersensitivity is one dental condition which almost everyone of us has faced at one point of time, it can be due to multiple reasons leading to the exposure of Dentin and dentinal tubules to the external thermal, mechanical, chemical and osmotic stimuli leading to hypersensitivity. Laser or Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiations [&hellip

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Scientists develop Enamel Repairing Gel by biomimetic mineralization

Enamel is the hardest biological tissue in the human body and mimicking the structure artificially has proven impossible due to its complex nature. Team of Scientists at China’s Zhejiang University and Jiujiang Research Institute have published an article in Science Advances stating their findings about a gel which has helped repair Enamel in a lab [&hellip

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Zirconia Crowns – Advantages, Indications, tooth preparation, Price or Cost

Dental treatments dose not just revolve around relieving pain and other symptoms but also deals with improving the function and look or aesthetics of a person, this is where Zirconia crowns come in as a part of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are many names for Zirconia crowns as called in the Industry – Zirconia, Ziconium and [&hellip

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