Oral medicine and radiology Archive

Biomarker for Oral Cancer discovered – S100A7

A team of international researchers and scientists from the University of Toronto have identified a protein which can predict the Risk of Oral Cancer in a Specific patient. Originally Biomarkers use Specific cells DNA whereas in this case the scientists have used specific cellular proteins for this purpose. Dr. Paul Walfish from ...Read More

Favourable and Unfavorable fractures of the mandible

Fractures of the mamdible are considered to be the most common type of fractures in the body and Angle of mandible being the most common in mandible fractures. Fractures are divided into favorable and un favorable fractures due to the action of muscles attached to the fractured segments of the mandible. The ...Read More

Complications and Risks involved in Tongue Piercing

Tongue Piercing is a trend for some people but there are many complications associated and it is very important to make sure you are ready to bear up with the complications and take proper After Care. Tongue Piercing After Care Tongue piercing is inserting a foreign body into your tongue which as ...Read More

Drugs or Medicines causing Drug Induced Gingival Enlargement

Gingival Enlargement is a term used to describe Gingival Hypertrophy or Gingival Hyperplasia which is a proliferative fibrous lesion of the Gingiva which causes esthetic and functional concerns to the patient. Drug induced Gingival enlargement is a chronic condition where prolonged use of certain Drugs or medicines leads to Gingival enlargement as ...Read More

Medical and Surgical Treatment options for Oral Submucous Fibrosis

Oral submucous fibrosis is a pre malignant condition caused mainly due to chewing of Beetle Quid or Areca nuts. The hyalinisation of the buccal mucosa forming bands and decrease in mouth opening is the first symptom. Followed by White bands seen in labial mucosa, palate, and even spreads to uvula. Burning sensation ...Read More

Most Common Mistakes committed while Brushing your Teeth

Tooth Brushing is the most important Preventive Technique used in Dentistry and the one which is given most importance by any Dentist. As Brushing is done to prevent any harm to the tooth and supporting structures but if the same Tooth brushing leads to harmful effects it is a big loss. So ...Read More

Types of Tooth Brushing Techniques

Proper Tooth Brushing Techniques are very important to maintain Oral Health, by following correct tooth brushing technique you will be able to remove food debris and plaque which will in turn prevent the onset of Dental Caries. The main reason for Dental caries is food lodgement in teeth, which are the food ...Read More

What is Tonsillitis – Clinical Features and Treatment

Tonsillitis simply means – Inflammation of the Tonsils. Before we understand what tonsillitis is we need to know what Tonsils are and their functions. Tonsils are Simple Lumps or Balls of Lymphatic Tissue in the Back of the Oral Cavity on either side of the back of the tongue. Tonsils like other ...Read More

Oral Manifestations of AIDS or Hiv

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Human Immunodeficiency Virus has some major Oral Manifestations which are very important in its Diagnosis. We all know that HIV remains silent without any Signs or Symptoms except persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy, which is present for longer than 3 months time and involves 2 or more extra lingual sites. ...Read More

Oral or Dental Fibroma – Clinical, Histological Features and Treatment

Oral or Dental Fibroma is the most common “Tumor” of the Oral cavity. It is not a true neoplasm but it is a reactive hyperplasia of fibrous connective tissue in response to local irritation or Trauma. Oral Fibroma should be diagnosed properly because certain benign and Malignant Neoplasms also mimic Fibromas in ...Read More

Why are Wisdom Teeth/3rd Molars most often Extracted by Dentists

Wisdom Tooth or the 3rd Molar is the most commonly Extracted tooth due to pathological reasons by Dentists. Wisdom Teeth or 3rd molar teeth are being considered as vestigial parts of the human body as with evolution over decades it is seen that in some people 3rd molars are completely absent not ...Read More

Local Examination for Surgical Removal of Impacted 3rd molar tooth

Third molar is the most commonly impacted tooth in the Oral cavity. Surgical removal of Impacted tooth is the most common Surgical procedure in Dental Clinic. Diagnosis in Impaction is most important because of the location and structures surrounding the impacted tooth. Treatment plan should be determined only after proper Diagnostic evaluation ...Read More

Wharf’s Assessment of Impacted Third Molar

Wharf’s Assessment of 3rd Molar Impaction is a very detailed assessment of the Difficulty of Impaction procedure which considers various factors to determine the difficulty of the Impaction Surgery. The various factors which determine the Wharf’s Assessment are: Winters classification Height of the mandible Angulation of the 2nd molar Root shape & ...Read More

Histologic or Microscopic Features of Dentigerous Cyst

Dentigerous cyst is a developmental Odontogenic cyst that is formed by expansion of dental follicle and therefore always attached to the neck of an impacted or Unerupted tooth. Initially this lesion is asymptomatic, other than a clinically missing tooth. In later stages the cyst causes Bony Expansion and displacement of teeth and ...Read More