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Color Changes on Tongue to Orange, Black, Red, White, Yellow – Causes

Changes in the color of tongue is something you get to see often when you eat colored food substances but if the change is long lasting and not just temporary which washes away, you need to see if it is related to any medication or underlying medical condition. Eating colored food like, ...Read More

Polyphenols in Wine might be helping you prevent Cavities and Gum diseases

According to American Chemical Society, drinking Wine might be helpful to Oral health and this might just give you a good reason to drink Wine. It was earlier suggested that drinking Wine has been found to be helpful to your Heart and Colon due to the presence of polyphenols in Wine which ...Read More

Dental Elevators in Oral Surgery – Indications, Classification and Principles of Elevators

Elevators are an Essential part of Oral Surgical procedures as they are used in multiple purposes like reflection of mucoperiosteum or gingiva, mobilizing teeth, removal of teeth and removal of roots. In most cases they are used to loosen firm teeth before application of forceps to extract the tooth out of the ...Read More

Traumatic Injuries to Teeth – Types, features and Treatment

Traumatic Injuries are caused due to an external force exerted on the teeth which lead to injury or damage to the tooth. Depending on the type of injury, teeth, jaws or soft tissue might be involved. Depending on the type and extent of injury the severity of the trauma is seen and ...Read More

Swelling after Wisdom Tooth Removal or Extraction – Duration and steps to control Odema

Wisdom Tooth removal is a type of minor surgical procedure which in most cases requires cutting of Soft tissue and also minor bone trimming. As a complication of bone cutting there will be swelling or odema in the extraction site following the Surgical Extraction of an Impacted Wisdom tooth or in general ...Read More

Pit and Fissure Sealants – Classification, Indications, Types and Procedure

Dental Sealants or Pit and Fissure sealants named after the location they are placed in, these are materials which are placed into the occlusal pits and fissures of the teeth which are susceptible to Caries. Before we dive into the details about Pit & Fissure Sealants, let us look into what exactly ...Read More

Suturing Techniques used in Dentistry

Suturing is an important aspect of any Dental / Surgical procedure where there is either cutting or injury to the soft tissue in the oral cavity. Proper placement of sutures can help in faster and proper healing of the tissues involved. It helps in Primary healing of the wound site and also ...Read More

White Lesions of the Oral Cavity or Mouth and their Clinical Features

White Lesions of the Oral cavity is the pathological change in color of the Soft tissue in the Oral cavity, these lesions can be seen on Tongue, Buccal Mucosa, Floor of the mouth, Palate, Back of the mouth etc. Most White lesions of the Oral cavity are Benign and in most cases ...Read More

Forces exerted in Extraction of Maxillary and Mandibular Teeth

Exodontia is the branch of dentistry dealing with extraction of teeth from the socket in the bone. Jeffrey and Howe described ideal tooth extraction as “painless removal of whole tooth or tooth root with minimal trauma to investing tissue“. Extraction of a tooth is determined or assessed in the diagnosis┬ástep, Extraction of ...Read More

What are Disinfection and Sterilization procedures in Dental Clinic

Disinfection and Sterilization of Dental instruments and equipment in a Dental Clinic is a very important and integral part of running a successful Dental Practice to make sure that your practice is not a place of cross-contamination or cross infection. Sterilization is a process in which an object, surface or medium is ...Read More

What is Relining and Rebasing? Indications & Contraindications

Relining and Rebasing are the procedures used to resurface or replace the entire the tissue side of a denture with new base material, thus producing an accurate adaptation to the denture foundation area. This is done is cases where there is resorption of the Alveolar ridge either in the maxilla or mandible. ...Read More

Infections Transmitted in Dentistry by Air, Inoculation and Cross Infection

Dental procedures involve exposure to body fluids like Saliva and in some cases Blood, so in a Dental Clinic, the Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant etc are prone to be exposed to Infections Transmitted in Dentistry. The mode of transmission can be through Air, Inoculation and through Cross Infection. It is important ...Read More

Materials or Cleansers used for Hand Hygiene in Dentistry

Hand Hygiene in Dentistry is very important as the hands need to completely sterile to prevent any cross infection from the hands to the surgical site. Scrubbing of hands means to clean the hands till the forearms and elbows. Some important things to do before any surgery is – Nails have to ...Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Various methods of Sterilization in Dentistry

Sterilization in Dentistry is a very important and crucial aspect of providing successful Dental treatments. As Sterile instruments and sterile environment in the Dental clinic play an important role in preventing any infections. There are numerous Sterilization procedures which are available in the market like – Autoclaving, Dry Heat, Chemical sterilization, Ultraviolet ...Read More