Bruxism – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment (Night or Day Grinding)

What is Bruxism? Definition: According to AAOFP bruxism is a diurnal or nocturnal parafunctional activity including clenching, bracing, gnashing and grinding of the teeth. Ramfjord 1996: As a habitual grinding of teeth where individual is not chewing or swallowing. Rubina 1986: Indicates a nonfunctional contact of teeth which may include clenching, gnashing, grinding and tapping [&hellip

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Dental Treatments During Pregnancy – Safe or Not?

Dental Visits during pregnancy are the most debated subject between Dental Associations and Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Pediatricians. Whether to visit a Dental Clinic and get Dental Treatments done or no?. Dental Associations and Gynecologists and Pediatricians all prefer Pregnant Women get a Dental Check up done during their pregnancy. There are certain specific Doubts or [&hellip

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Dental Drugs and Pregnancy – Safety and Contraindications

Use of Medications or Dental Drugs during Pregnancy is very complicated as both the mother and fetus are to be considered. In Dentistry the most commonly used Drugs are Analgesics, Antibiotics, Local Anesthetics and Sedatives, Antiprotozoal, Antifungal, Corticosteroids, Antacids, Antihistamines and Anti Allergens. It is important for every Dentist to keep in mind all the [&hellip

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Classification of Desensitizing Agents used in management of Dentin Hypersensitivity

Dentinal Hypersensitivity is one of the most common condition for which a patient visits a Dental clinic for, the most common cause of Hypersensitivity is exposed dentinal surfaces which can be due to many reasons. Although Hypersensitivity is seen more in elder patients due to their age related loss of Enamel surface, it can affect [&hellip

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Periodontal Curettes – Types, Uses Differences and Numbering

CURETTES: The Curette is a Surgical instrument used to remove deep subgingival calculus, root planning altered cementum and removing the soft tissue lining the periodontal pocket.  Uses of Curettes:  Removal of deep Sub-Gingival Calculus  Root Planning  To remove soft tissue lining of Periodontal Pocket  To clean Deep Infected pockets Removal of Altered Cementum from Sub-Gingival [&hellip

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Radiographic features of disease of Maxillary Sinus

The Maxillary Sinus is largest of all the Sinuses and is located in the maxilla. The air filled cavity is lined by pseudo stratified columnar epithelium. The Maxillary sinus is pyramidal in shape, Boundaries of Maxillary sinus are the Medial wall is formed by the lateral wall of nasal cavity, the roof is formed by [&hellip

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Periodontal Disease linked to higher incidence of Cancers in Stomach or Esophagus

Researchers is US have found that people with gastric or Stomach and esophageal cancer have either Periodontal Disease or have had previous history of tooth loss due to loosening of teeth (Periodontitis). It was earlier reported that the two Periodontal or Gum disease and Gut cancers may be inter-related but the findings were termed inconclusive, [&hellip

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How many days does it take for extraction socket to heal after wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction is usually a surgical procedure as most Wisdom teeth are Impacted in one form or the other – Classification of Wisdom Tooth Impaction. And with a surgical procedure there is need to remove bone and Incise Soft tissue which means it increases the time to heal as compared to normal tooth extraction. [&hellip

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Faulty Radiographs due to Faulty Processing Techniques

Faults in Radiographs can render them useless for their main purpose of helping in Diagnosis, these are called as non diagnostic radiographs as they do not provide any information or detail to get a diagnosis. A Radiograph to be useful for Diagnostic purpose should have proper dimensions replicating the size of the object being X-rayed, [&hellip

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Fractures of Mandible – Classifications and Types

Fractures of the Mandible are the most common Fractures of the Facial region. Mandibular Fractures were first described in 1650 BC by Edwin Smith Papyrus. Mandible is the only moving bone in the Skull, it is also the strongest bone of the skull as it is made up of Cortical bone which is thicker in [&hellip

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Why do my Teeth move after Removing Braces

Orthodontic treatment is not completed once you remove your braces, what follows after removal of braces is the Retentive phase of the treatment which prevents the movement of teeth back to its position or to a less stress inducing position in their sense. As we have applied force to move the teeth into position, the [&hellip

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Dosimetry in Radiology – Devices used to measure Radiation Exposure

Dosimetry: It is the determination or measurement of the amount of Radiation Exposure or dose in Diagnostic radiology for Medical or Dental purpose. With the increase in the number of Diagnostic tests which are quite helpful in Diagnosis are found to be equally harmful. There are studies linking excess exposure to X-ray Radiation and cancers [&hellip

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Panoramic Radiography – Uses, Disadvantages and Structures visible in OPG

Panoramic Radiography is the technique used to record or examine both the Maxillary and Mandibular arches along with certain surrounding structures in a single radio graph. As the term Panorama means any wide-angle view or representation, a Panoramic Radiograph helps in getting a wide angle view of both the arches. It is termed as Rotational [&hellip

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Safety tips for using UV lamps or Ultraviolet (UVC) for Sterilization in Dental Clinic

Ultraviolet radiation is a type of Electromagnetic radiation which ranges between the wavelength of 100 and 400nm and are divided into three types based on their wavelength. When exposed to UV radiation even for a short duration of time can cause harmful effects, hence it is very important to make sure that proper care is [&hellip

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