Biological Principles of Tooth or Cavity Preparation

Biological Principles of Tooth Preparation help in preserving the health and integrity of the remaining tooth structure, where the Principles of Tooth Preparation deal with obtaining the proper shape, retention, resistance form of the cavity for restoration. The main principles of cavity preparation are to preserve the underlying tooth structure, protect the pulp tissue, save [&hellip

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Pulp Vitality Tests – Uses, Advantages, Disadvantages and Recent advancements

Pulp Vitality Tests literally means to check the vitality of the pulp tissue which helps in diagnosis and treatment planning. Vitality tests help in not only determining the vitality of the pulp but also to determine the pathological status of pulp. Among the various methods used pulp testing procedures are Thermal, electrical or direct dentine [&hellip

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Denture Adhesives – Composition, Indications, Contra-indications, Advantages and Disadvantages

Denture Adhesives are available in these forms – Creams, Powders, gels and soluble or insoluble Strips. The use of Denture Adhesive has been mis represented and not preferred by Dentists as it tends to reflect the practioner’s skills in poor form in the mind of a patient. Use of Denture Adhesive helps in improving the [&hellip

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Modifications of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Technique

Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block is one of the most used Nerve Block as it supplies to Indisors, Canine, Pre Molars and Molars of the injected side, modifications of Inferior alveolar nerve block are used on failure to achieve anesthesia using the regular technique. IANB has the most failure rate of all Nerve bkocks in both [&hellip

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Failure of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Anesthesia – Hot Tooth

Failure to achieve Inferior alveolar nerve block Local Anesthesia is most common problem many Dentists face during Root canal Treatment, it leads to the patient experiencing pain while pulp extirpation and increases difficulty along with consuming more time for the Dental Practitioner or Endodontist. Having facing many such cases even after maintaining proper Injection technique [&hellip

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How to wear and remove PPE kit properly – Step by Step

Coronavirus Pandemic has surely put forward the importance of Personal protection in Dental clinics, so knowing the proper way to wear and remove a PPE Kit in your dental clinic is of utmost importance if you want to protect yourself and your dental staff from any infection. PPE or Personal Protection Equipment in Dentistry consists [&hellip

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Medications that interact with General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia is an integral part of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, it consists of many components that might interact with medications taken for other health issues. General Anesthesia is administered in Dental treatments such as surgeries for Orofacial trauma Trauma such as Le-Fort fractures, Prosthetic surgeries such as Orthognathic surgery, Large Tumors (Ameloblastoma) or Cyst [&hellip

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What is Infection and various Types of Infection

Infection is the lodgement and multiplication of a microorganism in or on the tissues of a host constitutes an infection. The host tissue or body is invaded by the disease-causing organism which multiples in the host tissue leading to infection of the host. There are different types of Infections based on the micro-organism involved – [&hellip

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Personal Protective Equipment in Dentistry during Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus diseases or COVID-19 has taken over the world with all countries coming to a standstill having complete to partial lockdowns, Dentistry has been hurt the most as we have to deal directly with aerosols and are the most prone to be infected. This brings forward the need for proper PPE or Personal Protective [&hellip

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Can I Visit Dental Clinic during Coronavirus Lockdown – For Dental Patients

Coronavirus Pandemic has affected the whole world without leaving a single country and has affected all aspects of life which include Dental Treatments as well. All Dental Associations across the world have announced every Dental Clinic to close down all treatments except Emergency procedures by following strict protocol by having Personal Protection Equipment for Dentist [&hellip

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TMJ Ankylosis – Types, Classification, Aetiology, Diagnosis, Clinical Features and Treatment

Ankylosis in general means immobility of a joint due to any reason, TMJ ankylosis is immobility of the Mandible due to reasons such as trauma, infection, disease, failed surgery, Rheumatoid arthritis and most common being congenital. Temporomandibular Joint is a complex structure that helps in the movement of the mandible with the help of Ligaments [&hellip

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How to Disinfect or Sanitize your smartphone

Coronavirus pandemic has brought forward a very important aspect of disinfection to light, cleaning or disinfecting your smartphone when you return home after roaming outside. As a Dentist, it is a must to disinfect your smartphone every day after a shift at the clinic which exposes us to multiple patients and aerosols from the treatments [&hellip

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Atraumatic restorative Treatment (ART) Technique, Indications, Advantages and Disadvantages

A General dental treatment for restorative procedures requires a lot of equipment involving Electricity in every Dental clinic, but in developing and backward countries some places do not have access to basic amenities like electricity, etc. So Atraumatic Restorative Treatment or ART is a procedure to restore decayed teeth in such places without the use [&hellip

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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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