Root Canal Treatment Failure Causes and what is Re-RCT

Root Canal Treatment is a procedure performed to treat an infected Root Canal which leads to tooth pain, this can be lifesaver for many patients who suffer from pain. But like all treatments, there will be failures and Root canal treatment failures are no different. The success rate of Root Canals is usually between 85-95%

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Foramen Lacerum – Location, Anatomy and Structures passing through it

Foramen Lacerum: Foramen Lacerum is a triangular opening located in the middle cranial fossa, allowing for a few vessels to pass through it. It measures about 9mm in length and 7mm in breadth. In Latin it translates to “Lacerated Piercing“.  Where is Foramen Lacerum located? The foramen is located between the sphenoid bone, apex of

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Foramen Ovale – Location, Anatomy and Structures passing through it

Foramen Ovale Definition: Foramen Ovale is a foramen in the greater wing of sphenoid bone, and it gets its name from the latin word Ovale, which means oval window. It is one of the two foramens of the greater wing, alongside foramen spinosum. Where is Foramen Ovale located? The foramen is located in the middle

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When Should I get my Wisdom Teeth Removed or Extracted – FAQ’s

Wisdom Teeth are the last erupting teeth in the Oral cavity and they are named because they erupt during years of 18-20 years which is when we are expected to attain wisdom. I have been asked many times this question about Wisdom teeth – When to have my Wisdom Teeth removed? and the next question

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What is Gingival Retraction, Different Materials and Methods used

Gingival Retraction is an important aspect of Prosthodontic and Conservative procedures performed such as Retraction of the Gingiva to expose the Finish lines in Tooth Preparation before taking an Alginate or Putty Impression, in case of Cavity preparation Gingival Retraction is useful in Class II cavity preparation where the base of the cavity is near

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What is Circumferential Clasp, Types, its Disadvantages and Form

Circumferential Clasp is a type of Clasp Retainer which consists of an Occlusal rest along with a buccal and lingual arm which start or originate from a common body. The Clasp is used in used most frequently in Maxillary Second Molars. The Clasp is used in attaining Retention, Support, and Stability.  Although a thorough knowledge

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Will my Teeth get yellow or white stains after Orthodontic Braces?

Orthodontic Braces are a prolonged treatment option which requires anywhere from 1 year to 2 years of treatment and this means wearing Braces all this while. This tends to lead to discoloration of the teeth to some extent and after going through with the Orthodontic treatment, the last thing you want to see is your

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Arrested Caries – Causes, Color, Stages of Development and Treatment

Arrested Caries is a type of Dental Caries affecting Teeth which are basically Caries which has become stationary or non-progressive or static without any signs of further progression or extending into the Enamel or dentist structure. Arrested Carious Lesion is usually Self-cleansing and is usually seen on the lingual or labial surfaces of the tooth.

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What is Green Stick Compound and It’s Uses

Greenstick compound is one of the impression materials used during one step in the impression making for the complete denture preparation. According to the ADA specifications number 3, the Green stick compound is a Type 1 Low Fusing Compound. To be accurate, the greenstick compound doesn’t help in making an entire impression, but it is used

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Text Books for the BDS 3rd Year Course – Subject Wise

The Third year of the B.D.S. course includes three subjects, unlike the 4 subjects earlier, the Community Dentistry subject is shifted to the final year of the course. The subjects included in the third year of BDS include Oral Pathology, General Medicine and General Surgery. Following are the books that are the best recommended for

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List of Text Books for the BDS 2nd Year Course – Subject Wise

The 2nd year of B.D.S had a different subject pattern until the batch of 2007, but later it was changed where the Dental Materials subject which was a part of the first year programme, now comes int the 2nd year, while the Dental Anatomy and Histology are promoted to the 1st year of the B.D.S.

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What to do if Crown from Dental Implant has fallen out or is loose

A crown on a dental implant isn’t invisible and is prone to either become loose or even break in case of extreme stress, the first thing to do when a crown on dental implant becomes loose or falls off is not to get tensed or worry and visit the dentist with the crown. Reasons why

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Text Books for the BDS 1st Year Course – Subject Wise

Books are the major source of information, even though your lecturers and professors have filled your brain with loads of information earlier, but it is the books that would do the best job prior to the exams. From the first year of B.D.S, you should have all the main textbooks rather than just the study

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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 injection techniques like

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