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

Dental Emergency Kit – Contents, Medicines and Use

Dental Emergency Medical Kit is a must-have in every Dental Clinic or Dental Hospital to provide Emergency Dental Care for patients who come to you with either a Dental emergency or unfortunately require emergency medical assistance or care while undergoing any Dental procedure in your Dental Clinic. Every Dentist and even the ...Read More

Pulp Stones and Denticles – Classification, Radiographic and Clinical appearance, Treatment

Pulp Stones are calcified masses appearing as nodules in the coronal or the radicular portion of the pulp tissue. Pulp stones are said to be seen in at least 50% of the teeth in the oral cavity. They go unnoticed as they are small in size in most of the cases when ...Read More

Foramen Spinosum – Location and Structures passing through it

Foramen Spinosum Definition: Foramen Spinosum is a foramen located in the posteromedial part of greater wing of sphenoid, and it connects the middle cranial fossa with the infratemporal fossa. It is one of the two foramens in the greater wing of sphenoid, alongside the Foramen Ovale. It is one of the Foramen in ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More