Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Archive

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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Fractures of Mandible – Classifications and Types

Fractures of the Mandible are the most common Fractures of the Facial region. Mandibular Fractures were first described in 1650 BC by Edwin Smith Papyrus. Mandible is the only moving bone in the Skull, it is also the strongest bone of the skull as it is made up of Cortical bone which is thicker in [&hellip

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How to Extract tooth with minimum Trauma – Atraumatic tooth Extraction

Extraction of a tooth without damaging the surrounding structures (Atraumatic tooth extraction) is the main aim of any Dentist or Dental student. To attain this goal I am going to explain in 5 simple steps how you can Extract a tooth like a professional as atraumatically as possible. Before we go into the steps let [&hellip

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Modifications of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Technique

Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block is one of the most used Nerve Block technique as it supplies to Incisors, Canines, Pre-Molars and Molars of the injected side, modifications of Inferior alveolar nerve block are used on failure to achieve anesthesia using the regular technique. IANB has the most failure rate of all Nerve blocks in both [&hellip

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Failure of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Anesthesia – Hot Tooth

Failure to achieve Inferior alveolar nerve block Local Anesthesia is most common problem many Dentists face during Root canal Treatment, it leads to the patient experiencing pain while pulp extirpation and increases difficulty along with consuming more time for the Dental Practitioner or Endodontist. Having facing many such cases even after maintaining proper Injection technique [&hellip

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Medications that interact with General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia is an integral part of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, it consists of many components that might interact with medications taken for other health issues. General Anesthesia is administered in Dental treatments such as surgeries for Orofacial trauma Trauma such as Le-Fort fractures, Prosthetic surgeries such as Orthognathic surgery, Large Tumors (Ameloblastoma) or Cyst [&hellip

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What is Infection and various Types of Infection

Infection is the lodgement and multiplication of a microorganism in or on the tissues of a host constitutes an infection. The host tissue or body is invaded by the disease-causing organism which multiples in the host tissue leading to infection of the host. There are different types of Infections based on the micro-organism involved – [&hellip

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TMJ Ankylosis – Types, Classification, Aetiology, Diagnosis, Clinical Features and Treatment

Ankylosis in general means immobility of a joint due to any reason, TMJ ankylosis is immobility of the Mandible due to reasons such as trauma, infection, disease, failed surgery, Rheumatoid arthritis and most common being congenital. Temporomandibular Joint is a complex structure that helps in the movement of the mandible with the help of Ligaments [&hellip

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Local Anesthesia Allergy and how to perform Skin Test in Dental Clinic

Allergic Reactions to Local Anesthesia is quite rare but when it does happen, it can turn complicated very fast and requires immediate response from the Dentist and Dental Staff to make sure that the vitals of the patient are kept Stable. Local Anesthesia is categorized into 2 types – Amides (Lidocaine, bupivacaine, prilocaine, articaine etc) [&hellip

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Teenager with Half of lower Jaw hanging with few centimeters of Skin after Horse Riding injury

In one of the most graphic injuries due to horse riding, a teenager Emily Eccle a facil trauma to her lower jaw (mandible) when she accidentally fell from her Horse when a exhaust popping sound spooked her horse and she fell off her horse onto a gatepost when the horse bolted. After the incident she [&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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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 socket. An Elevator [&hellip

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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 based on that [&hellip

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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 any impacted tooth. [&hellip

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