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Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Archive

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

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

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

Dental Emergency Kit – Contents, Medicines and Use

Dental Emergency Medical Kit is a must-have in every Dental Clinic or Dental Hospital to provide Emergency Dental Care for patients who come to you with either a Dental emergency or unfortunately require emergency medical assistance or care while undergoing any Dental procedure in your Dental Clinic. Every Dentist and even the ...Read More

When Should I get my Wisdom Teeth Removed or Extracted – FAQ’s

Wisdom Teeth are the last erupting teeth in the Oral cavity and they are named because they erupt during years of 18-20 years which is when we are expected to attain wisdom. I have been asked many times this question about Wisdom teeth – When to have my Wisdom Teeth removed? and ...Read More

Maxillary Injection Techniques used in Dental Treatments

There are several anesthetic techniques that are used to provide the anesthetic effect to carry about the various treatment procedures in the maxillary region. These techniques differ in their areas, i.e. the teeth, hard and soft tissues or altogether based on the procedure that has to be carried out. These Local anesthesia ...Read More

Local Anesthesia Syllabus and Chapters

Local Anesthesia is an integral part of Dental Treatments and it is important to have complete knowledge on every aspect related to Local Anesthesia right from Dental Anatomy to help in administering proper Local anesthesia to deciding the amount of local anesthesia to be given to a certain patient. You should also have ...Read More

Suture Materials – Types, Materials used and Techniques in Oral Surgery

A major and important part of any surgical procedure is to re-position the raised flap (in surgery) or the injured tissue in case of injury to a position where it helps in healing. The healing which is initiated by proper suturing is called as healing by Primary intention. Definition of Suture material: Any ...Read More

How many days should you wait to smoke after Wisdom tooth Extraction

Smoking after a Wisdom tooth extraction or removal is strictly prohibited as most third molar extractions are traumatic and very less are simple extractions. Wisdom tooth removal can be required due to a lot of reasons, Impacted wisdom tooth (upper or lower), decay in the tooth, preventive extractions at an early age ...Read More

Nasopalatine nerve block Technique – Local Anesthesia

Nasopalatine nerve block: Used to block the nasopalatine nerve. It is anesthetized as it emerges from the anterior palatine foramen located on the anterior palate region just behind the central incisors. Let us look in detail at “How to give NasoPalatine Nerve Block” and what are the symptoms and complications seen in ...Read More

Anterior or Greater Palatine Nerve Block – Local Anesthesia Technique

Anterior or Greater Palatine Nerve Block: Used to block the Anterior palatine nerve. As the name suggests it blocks the Anterior Palatine Nerve Block, the nerve is anesthetized as it exists the Greater Palatine Foramen which is located on the hard palate on the posterior portion. Let us look in detail about ...Read More

Frenum and Types or Classification of Frenal Attachments in Oral Cavity

Frenum: It is a thin fold of mucous membrane with enclosed muscle fibres that attach the lips to the alveolar mucosa and underlying periosteum. The Oral cavity has multiple Frenal attachments which are mainly of two types – Frenum and Frenulum (small frenum). In any normal oral cavity there are multiple frena ...Read More