How to Manage or Overcome Dental Anxiety – For Patients

Dental Anxiety is one of the most common types of fear regarding Doctors, there is another term which is used to describe this condition – “Dental Phobia“. It is commonly described by patients as – we become anxious before visiting a Dentist or before a Dental appointment, becoming sweaty while waiting for your Appointment. Dental [&hellip

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What is Dental Shadowing and How to apply for it?

Dental Shadowing or Predental Shadowing: A Student or International Dental Student who wishes to join a Dental School visiting a Dentist’s or Dental Clinic or office to observe from the sidelines and learn about the treatment procedures, dental terminology, techniques, how to deal with different scenarios, etc. This is called as Shadowing a dentist which [&hellip

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Coronavirus seen in the cells of the Oral Cavity – COVID-19 in Saliva

Coronavirus progression is being studied and according to an international team of scientists COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 is found to infect the cells of the mouth. It is known that Lungs and Upper Respiratory tract is the common site or Primary site of infection of the virus along with other less commonly affected parts like the [&hellip

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Oral Manifestations of COVID-19 or Coronavirus

COVID-19 or Coronavirus has affected the whole world for more than an year now, from its onset Dentists have been the most affected in terms of exposure to the virus along with the Oral Implications of it. Oral Manifestations of COVID-19 have been found to be one of the parameters which need to be dealt [&hellip

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Hypnodontics – Hypnosis Use in Dental Practice to Reduce Anxiety and Dental Phobia

Hypnosis in Dentistry is a lesser known concept to the General Dentists, but there has been positive feedback from patients and Dentists who have implemented Hypnosis in their Dental practice. Hypnosis in Dentistry is termed as “Hypnodontia” and it is used to relieve the patients of their Fear and Anxiety in general and also make [&hellip

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Classifications of Fixed Partial Dentures or Bridges

A Fixed Partial Denture is a prosthesis which is used to replace missing teeth by taking support from natural tooth or roots adjacent to the space. The FPD or bridge can be placed taking support from either a natural tooth or a Dental Implant supported Prosthesis. There are many types of Fixed partial dentures or [&hellip

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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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