Oral medicine and radiology Archive

Radiation Mucositis – Causes, Clinical Features and Treatment

Radiation Mucositis is one of the most common side effects or complications resulting from radiation treatment in Head and Neck cancers. It results form Ionizing radiation induced cellular damage in basal epithelial cells of the oropharynx. The result is mucosal thinning and ulceration with susceptibility to infection. The condition can be diffusely painful causing malnutrition [&hellip

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Nicotine Stomatitis – Clinical, Histological Features and Treatment

Nicotine Stomatitis is a pathological change in mucosa of the Oral cavity caused due to cigar or pipe smoking which was very common in earlier days but has decreased in incidence with cigarette smoking. In Nicotine Stomatitis there is hyperkeratotic change in the oral mucosa caused due to heat produced from smoking and not due [&hellip

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List of Papillae of Tongue – Location and Histology

Papillae of Tongue are the tiny raised protrusions found on the surface of the tongue which house the taste buds which help in taste perception detecting taste elements such as salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami. The papillae are of four types which differ in location and size of the papillae namely Fungiform papillae, Filiform [&hellip

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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 on multiple factors [&hellip

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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 Johncris Carl Quirante [&hellip

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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 pressure is concentrated [&hellip

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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 be due to [&hellip

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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 dissolved ions. According [&hellip

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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 commissures of the [&hellip

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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 debris from the [&hellip

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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 have to always [&hellip

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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 Weine’s classification. Type [&hellip

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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. These are the [&hellip

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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 many factors like [&hellip

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