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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How to take Case History in Periodontics – Dental Periodontology

Case History in Periodontics is the first information taken from the patient to help determine and diagnose the patient and his/her condition and plays a major aspect in treatment planning. In Periodontics Case history provides a platform for the patient and dentist to have a conversation helping the patient to convey their symptoms and the [&hellip

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Types of Orthodontic Retainers – Fixed and Removable

Orthodontic treatment is a prolonged procedure which requires patience and commitment from the patient, once completed with the Treatment it is very important to maintain the teeth in their new correct position. This is when you will be free of your Braces, but will be needing another appliance called a Retainer. As the name suggests [&hellip

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Can my Old Retainer straighten back my teeth now?

The answer to this question is a big “NO”, to understand why your old retainer cannot straighten back your teeth now after months or years of use you need to know How and Why retainers are made. Dental Retainers after Orthodontic treatment are not meant to pull or push teeth into position but they are [&hellip

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Dental Amalgam – Classification, Indications, Contraindications, Advantages and Disadvantages

Dental Amalgam is one of the oldest Restorative materials used in Dentistry, it is economical, has high strength and easy to use. Let us look at the Composition, Classification, indications etc of Dental Amalgam

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How to Extract tooth with minimum Trauma – Atraumatic tooth Extraction

Extraction of a tooth without damaging the surrounding structures (Atraumatic tooth extraction) is the main aim of any Dentist or Dental student. To attain this goal I am going to explain in 5 simple steps how you can Extract a tooth like a professional as atraumatically as possible. Before we go into the steps let [&hellip

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What is Retromolar Trigone – Anatomy, Boundaries and Importance

Retromolar Trigone (rTR) is the Gingiva or mucosa covering the alveolar ridge posterior to the last Mandibular molar overlying the ramus of the mandible and is defined as a Roughly triangular space

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