Daily Updates in dentistry Archive

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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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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Does Clove Oil work for Toothache?

Clove Oil has been recommended by our elders long before there were any medicines to help in relieving Toothache from hundreds of years. So let us look at the science behind the use of Clove oil for relieving toothache, whether it helps in removing just the pain or has any anticeptic or antibiotics effect as [&hellip

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Dental Treatments after Joint (Knee or Hip) Replacement Surgery – New updates

Orthopedic Surgeons and Dental surgeons mention that after having a knee replacement surgery it is important to not have any invasive dental treatments involving surgical procedures performed on the patient for a time period of 8-12 weeks. This is to make sure that no bacteria from the site of surgical procedure travels to the prosthetic [&hellip

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Scientists develop Enamel Repairing Gel by biomimetic mineralization

Enamel is the hardest biological tissue in the human body and mimicking the structure artificially has proven impossible due to its complex nature. Team of Scientists at China’s Zhejiang University and Jiujiang Research Institute have published an article in Science Advances stating their findings about a gel which has helped repair Enamel in a lab [&hellip

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Antibacterial Fillings to prevent Recurrent Tooth Decay or Cavities

Dental Fillings are the most common treatment followed in Dental Clinics which can be either as a preventive measure or after an invasion by Dental caries. There have been cases where recurring caries is seen after a Restoration which can be tackled by using a antibacterial restoration which can kill or prevent any bacteria growing [&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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Tooth loss and Gum Diseases in older women linked to High blood Pressure

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy in post-menopausal women has been directly linked to developing hypertension or high blood pressure. According to a research, women who keep their teeth and gums healthy can considerably lower the risk of developing high blood pressure. A study which included 35,000 women who were monitored annually for two decades [&hellip

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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 freed of all [&hellip

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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 to maintain proper [&hellip

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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 be cut short, [&hellip

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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 light sterilization etc. [&hellip

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Is Sensitivity after Tooth Filling Normal ?

Tooth Fillings or Restorations are done in cases of Tooth decay, abrasion, fracture etc with tooth decay or caries being one of the most common diseases of the human body. Tooth sensitivity is seen mostly in two situations – tooth decay which has reached the Dentin or when there is attrition or abrasion or the [&hellip

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Needle Stick Injury – Management and Treatment with known Injury

What is a Needlestick Injury: In simple terms it is the injury caused due to needles or sharps (blades, lancets etc which are sharp) that accidentally puncture the tissue of the operator or handler. It is one of the most common work place injury seen in people who work with hypodermic syringes and needle based [&hellip

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