Oral medicine and radiology Archive

List of Acute and Chronic Infections of Oral Cavity

Oral Cavity or the Mandibular and Maxillary Jaws are affected by a lot of Acute and Chronic Infections which can occur due to various reasons and can be found in various locations in the Jaws. These infections are easy to treat in some cases and in some are difficult which is based ...Read More

A 9-year old boy with Hyperdontia has around 300 teeth

You know how bad it is when you start getting your third molar and if it is impacted or stuck in your jaw because of lack of space it is a nightmare. Now imagine having around 300 such teeth in your jaw, a 9-year old boy from Barangay Looc, Dumanjug, Cebu named ...Read More

Abfraction of Tooth

Abfraction lesion put in simple terms are notches or small cracks on the teeth caused due to natural flexing of the tooth caused by excessive forces. As the occlusal surface of the tooth is covered by Enamel and the bottom forces of the tooth is supported by Bone, on excessive forces the ...Read More

Oral Signs and Symptoms of Anemia due to Iron Deficiency

Anemia caused due to Iron Deficiency which is caused due to blood loss has many Oral signs and symptoms and it is important to a dentist to identify these and act accordingly. Iron deficiency Anemia is the most common type of anemia which affects approximately 30% of the world’s population. It can ...Read More

Root Caries – Classification, Causes, Clinical Features and Treatment

Caries is derived from a Latin Word which means “Rot” or “Decay” and in Greek it means “Ker” for “Death”. According to Ostrom (1980) has defined as a process of Enamel or Dentin dissolution which is caused by microbial action at the tooth surface and is mediated by physiochemical flow of water ...Read More

Angular Cheilitis – Definition, Clinical Features and Treatment

Angular cheilitis can be divided into two parts in which Angular meaning corner of the mouth and Cheilitis meaning inflammation of the lips which means inflammation of the corner of the lips. Synonyms for Angular Cheilitis: Angular Cheilosis, Perleche, Stomatitis Definition of Angular Stomatitis: It is a multi factorial disease affecting the ...Read More

Sodium Hypochlorite NaOcl Uses, Indications and Complications in RCT

Sodium Hypochlorite is being used as the Irrigation of choice in Root Canal Treatment, it is being termed the most potent irrigation solution for Endotontic therapy by Endodotists. Irrigation material is a very important part of the procedure as it helps in killing and disinfecting the Root canal along with removing the ...Read More

Principles of Prescription Writing for Dentists in Dental Clinics

Prescription is an important part of treatment plan in a dental clinic as the medication given to the patient is prescribed and the patient can obtain the medicines with the help of your Prescription. There are instances where your Prescription can also be used for obtaining medications without your permission so you ...Read More

Vertucci et al Classification of Root Canal Morphology

Vertucci divided Root canal morphology into eight types which is more practical compared to the four type we generally follow like given in Weine’s classification. The one difference and problem with Vertucci’s classification does not consider where the position and the Exit position of the Apical Foramen is which is considered in ...Read More

Maxillary 3rd Molar or Wisdom tooth Impaction Classification – Archer

Maxillary 3rd molar is not as commonly impacted as the Mandibular but the frequency of Impaction rate is high. Maxilalry 3rd moalr impaction is considerably difficult because of many factors which are favorable when compared to Mandibular 3rd molar like the Visibility factor, Reach, Tuberosity and its Proximity to the Maxillary Sinus. ...Read More

Classification of Diseases of Dental Pulp

Dental Pulp is a mixture of soft Connective tissue, Vascular, Lymphatic and Nervous tissues which form the central core of a Tooth both Primary and Permanent. Dental Pulp occupies the central cavities of the tooth which are called as the Root Canals or Pulp Chambers. Diseases of Pulp can be caused by ...Read More

Osteogenesis Imperfecta – Clinical Features, Types, Radiographic Features, Treatment Plan

Osteogenesis Imperfecta: It represents the most common type of inherited bone disease. Abnormal collagenous maturation results in bone with a thin Cortex, fine trabeculation and diffuse osteoporosis. In patients suffering with Osteogenesis Imperfecta upon fracture healing will occur but will be associated with an exuberant callus formation in the fractured area. Definition: ...Read More

Eruption Cyst or Hematoma Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment

Eruption cyst or Eruption Hematoma: As the name suggests the Cysts is seen in Erupting Teeth in children below the Age of 10 and mostly associated with Permanent 1st Molars and then the Maxillary Incisors. It is mainly caused when the gingiva or Epithelium covering the tooth is thick. It is painful ...Read More

Can Tooth infection cause Sinus infection ??

Tooth pain is a common symptom of Maxillary Sinus infection because of the close proximity of the Palatal root of Maxillary first molar to the floor of Maxillary Sinus. The close proximity is the reason why dentists are very careful before going for extraction or doing Root canal treatment in Maxillary first ...Read More