Forces exerted in Extraction of Maxillary and Mandibular Teeth

Exodontia is the branch of dentistry dealing with extraction of teeth from the socket in the bone. Jeffrey and Howe described ideal tooth extraction as “painless removal of whole tooth or tooth root with minimal trauma to investing tissue“. Extraction of a tooth is determined or assessed in the diagnosis step, Extraction of ...Read More

What are Disinfection and Sterilization procedures in Dental Clinic

Disinfection and Sterilization of Dental instruments and equipment in a Dental Clinic is a very important and integral part of running a successful Dental Practice to make sure that your practice is not a place of cross-contamination or cross infection. Sterilization is a process in which an object, surface or medium is ...Read More

What is Relining and Rebasing? Indications & Contraindications

Relining and Rebasing are the procedures used to resurface or replace the entire the tissue side of a denture with new base material, thus producing an accurate adaptation to the denture foundation area. This is done is cases where there is resorption of the Alveolar ridge either in the maxilla or mandible. ...Read More

Infections Transmitted in Dentistry by Air, Inoculation and Cross Infection

Dental procedures involve exposure to body fluids like Saliva and in some cases Blood, so in a Dental Clinic, the Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant etc are prone to be exposed to Infections Transmitted in Dentistry. The mode of transmission can be through Air, Inoculation and through Cross Infection. It is important ...Read More

Materials or Cleansers used for Hand Hygiene in Dentistry

Hand Hygiene in Dentistry is very important as the hands need to completely sterile to prevent any cross infection from the hands to the surgical site. Scrubbing of hands means to clean the hands till the forearms and elbows. Some important things to do before any surgery is – Nails have to ...Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Various methods of Sterilization in Dentistry

Sterilization in Dentistry is a very important and crucial aspect of providing successful Dental treatments. As Sterile instruments and sterile environment in the Dental clinic play an important role in preventing any infections. There are numerous Sterilization procedures which are available in the market like – Autoclaving, Dry Heat, Chemical sterilization, Ultraviolet ...Read More

Muscles of Head

Muscles of the Head are quite unique when compared to all the other muscles spread over the body as they tend to move the skin and other structures more than bone. All the other muscles Origin in a fixed part and Insertion into a movable part. Whereas the muscles of Head are ...Read More

Can Tooth infection cause Ear Pain, Eye Pain or Throat Pain?

Tooth Infection is one of the most common causes of Tooth pain and it is seen that in many cases due to prolonged infection or spread of infection we have seen patients complaining of pain in the Ear, below or around the Eye and Throat or Neck pain on the affected side. ...Read More

Effect of Radiation on Oral Tissues – Teeth, Taste Buds, Salivary glands and Bone

Radiation therapy is mainly used in Oral cavity to treat malignant lesions which lead to many oral changes as the effect of radiation is seen on many oral tissues. As oral cavity consists of radiosensitive, vegetative and differentiating intermitotic cells in the mucous membrane. The most common change seen in the oral ...Read More

Stylomastoid Foramen – Location and Structures passing through it

Stylomastoid Foramen is an opening located between the styloid and mastoid processes of the temporal bone, and it has some clinical significance in patients suffering from Bell’s Palsy which is the inflammation of the facial nerve at the point where it leaves the stylomastoid foramen. What passes through Stylomastoid Foramen? This foramen ...Read More

Is Sensitivity after Tooth Filling Normal ?

Tooth Fillings or Restorations are done in cases of Tooth decay, abrasion, fracture etc with tooth decay or caries being one of the most common diseases of the human body. Tooth sensitivity is seen mostly in two situations – tooth decay which has reached the Dentin or when there is attrition or ...Read More

Oral Lesions in HIV Infection – Classification and Groups

Oral Lesions are associated with most of the systemic conditions seen due to Bacterial or Viral infections. Many of the Oral lesions are helpful in providing Diagnosis of a Systemic condition and in case of HIV the Oral lesions can help in determining the stage of HIV or AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) ...Read More

Needle Stick Injury – Management and Treatment with known Injury

What is a Needlestick Injury: In simple terms it is the injury caused due to needles or sharps (blades, lancets etc which are sharp) that accidentally puncture the tissue of the operator or handler. It is one of the most common work place injury seen in people who work with hypodermic syringes ...Read More

Denture Stomatitis – Classification, Causes and Management

Denture-related stomatitis as the name suggests is Stomatitis or pain and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth which is caused due to Denture in patients who wear a complete denture.  Denture Stomatitis Synonyms: denture sore mouth, Candida-associated denture-induced stomatitis, inflammatory papillary hyperplasia and denture-associated erythematous stomatitis. Denture stomatitis is a ...Read More