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Oral medicine and radiology Archive

Microdontia – Developmental Disturbances in Size of teeth

In the developmental disturbances of teeth as you have seen in the classification we have 2 types: Microdontia Macrodontia We are going to discuss in detail about Microdontia here: Microdontia: It is defined as the size of theeth which is smaller than normal (or) outside the normal range of teeth size. Microdontia ...Read More

How to Diagnose a potential Bleeding Disorder

How do you screen a patient for potential bleeding problems? The best screening procedure for a bleeding disorder is a good medical history. If the review of the medical history indicates a bleeding problem, a more detailed history is needed. The following questions are basic: Is there a family history of bleeding ...Read More

Dilaceration

Dilaceration is the anamolie in the tooth shape and its structure and it refers to a sharp bend in the tooth which can be in the crown portion or in the root, making sharp angles at the junction of the crown and root. The abnormal Angulation may be present anywhere along the ...Read More

Oral medicine and radiology

Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology is a branch of dentistry which deals with diagnosis of Oral and Para-oral diseases, oral/dental management of medically compromised patients along with management of oral manifestation of systemic diseases. It can also be defined as: The branch of dentistry which deals with diagnosis of Oral and Para-oral ...Read More

Xerostomia – Dry mouth

Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is not a disease in itself. Rather, it is a symptom of many other diseases and conditions. These conditions cause saliva production to decrease or stop. Saliva moistens your mouth and helps you to swallow and taste food. It also is a natural cavity fighter. ...Read More

Oral Thrush also known as Candidiasis

Oral Thrush or Candidiasis what is it: Oral thrush is a fungal infection, which targets the mucous membrane in the oral cavity, it is caused by the fungus ‘candida albicans’ when this bacteria infiltrates into the oral mucosal layers. It is seen in babies as well as adults. How does one acquire ...Read More

Salivary Glands

Salivary Glands: These are the secretory glands or the Exocrine Glands which secrete a multi functional fluid known as Saliva. Saliva which is a combination of many substances with varied functions is a slightly viscous fluid which is composed of many substances which are produced and secreted into the oral cavity by ...Read More

Dental caries – History, Classification and Causes

Dental caries is commonly called tooth decay. Caries in latin is called as ‘rot’ or ‘decay’ and Dental caries means ‘rotten or decayed teeth’. Definition:┬áDental Caries is an irreversible microbial multifactorial disease of the calcified tissues of the teeth, characterized by de-mineralization of the inorganic portion and destruction of the organic substance ...Read More