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Intracoronal Bleaching of Nonvital tooth – Teeth Whitening

Intracoronal bleaching is the procedure where a discolored non-vital tooth is whitened using oxidizing agents inside the coronal portion of the non-vital tooth to decrease the discoloration. With Intracoronal bleaching we can decrease or completely eliminate discoloration and increase the degree of translucency. The result of Intra-coronal bleaching depends on the cause of non-vitality, proper [&hellip

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Dental Anesthesiology recognized as the 10th Dental Specialty

Dentistry has a 10th dental specialty, “Dental Anesthesiology”  which was recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards. The National Commission adopted a resolution on March 11 based on an application from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists which requested Dental Anesthesiology to be recognized as a separate Dental specialty. [&hellip

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Finish Lines in Tooth preparation – Indications, Advantages and Disadvantages

Finish Line: It is the peripheral extension of tooth preparation or It is the terminal portion of a prepared tooth. Definition by Schwartz: Refers to the border of preparation where the prepared tooth structure meets the unprepared surface of the tooth. Tooth preparation: The process of removal of healthy or diseased enamel, dentin, and cementum [&hellip

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What is Pulpitis – Types

What is Pulpitis? Pulpitis if you dissect the word refers to “Pulp” (tissue inside the tooth) and “Itis” (Inflammation), so it mean Inflammation of the pulp. The Dental pulp is a delicate connective tissue consisting of blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics. Dental pulp reacts to any bacterial infiltration or any other physical or chemical stimuli [&hellip

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Odontoma – Complex and Compound, Clinical features, Histological and Radiographic Features and Treatment

Odontoma in general refers to any tumor or growth of odontogenic origion showing complete differentiation of epithelial and mesenchymal cells. In odontomas there is formation of Enamel and Dentin due to the presence of functional Ameloblasts and Odontoblasts. As opposed to the normal Tooth, Enamel and Dentin in Odontoma are laid out in an irregular [&hellip

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Classification of Odontogenic Tumors – Modified WHO classification

Tumors of Odontogenic tumors refer to the lesions which arise from odontogenic remnants or residues such as Odontogenic epithelia, odontogenic mesenchyme. It includes the formation of hard tissue as well similar to tooth development. Apart from arising from odontogenic remnants, there have been cases where the tumors have developed from a preexisting developmental cyst such [&hellip

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What are Sequestration, Sequestrectomy and Saucerization

To understand Sequestration and Sequestrectomy you need to first know what is Sequestrum – It is a piece of dead or necrosed bone or tissue formed within a diseased or injured bone, separated from the the normal or healthy bone by the process of necrosis. It is usually seen in Osteomyelitis or Osteoradionecrosis. The Sequestrum [&hellip

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3D-Printed Antimicrobial Teeth could replace traditional Dental Implants

With the new age diet, fast paced lifestyle and food habits there is an alarming increase in dental related problems, with the traditional form of treatment being Fillings, Root Canals, Extraction and Implants there is a new procedure in development which takes advantage of the latest 3D printing technology. Researchers in Netherlands have created a [&hellip

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What is Hemisection in Dentistry

Hemisection is the sectioning of a diseased tooth (usually a mandibular molar) into two parts and removing the diseased root and its connected crown part. Hemisection is also called as “root amputation” or “root sectioning”. Hemisection is usually suggested in Mandibular Molars which have undergone failed Root canal treatment cases where we can see Furcation [&hellip

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Oral Bacteria seen to Aggravate Colo rectal Cancer

Aggressive Colo Rectal cancer cases were found to be having a bacteria specifically – Fusobacterium nucleatum, so a study which concentrated on why is the presence of Fusobacterium seen in Aggressive cases was done. A paper published in the journal EMBO Reports reveal that Fusobacterium nucleatum tends to promote growth of cancer cells but it does [&hellip

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How to Brush using a Neem Twig – Traditional Indian Toothbrush

Compared to our generations our ancestors had limited resources and were known to have healthier and stronger teeth in comparison. What I have observed from visiting my Grand mothers place is that they use natural materials (Neem Twigs) and follow a time tested technique to have healthy teeth. According to recent studies conducted by many [&hellip

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Oral-B Genius X Electric ToothBrush learns users Brushing style and pattern using AI

Artificial Intelligence has been the go to term for all companies dealing in any kind of smart devices ranging from TV’s, Washing machines, Refrigerators etc and Oral-B has made sure that they are not let behind and have showcased the Oral-B Genius X electric toothbrush which comes with AI technology. Oral-B has other Electric Toothbrushes [&hellip

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Methods used for Working length determination in Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment is a step by step process in which each and every step plays an important role in the final outcome of the treatment, one of the most important step is the determination of Working Length. Working length helps in deciding to what extent the BMP has to be performed and where the [&hellip

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Krasner and Rankow – Guidelines or Laws of Pup Chamber Anatomy to help in Access Opening

Major part of Endodontic treatment involves Root canal treatment and for a successful Root Canal treatment, you need proper access opening which is number one rule taught in every Dental school. Paul Krasner (DDS) and Henry J. Rankow (DDS) have given Guidelines or Laws which will help any practicing Dentist to obtain proper access opening and [&hellip

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