Oral medicine and radiology Archive

Classification of Injuries to periodontal tissues

Periodontal tissues are the the supporting structures surrounding teeth, which connect the tooth to bone and keep it in position, periodontal ligament is made up of fibres. Periodontal injuries lead to mobility of tooth and the various types of injuries caused due to injuries should be necessary for understanding the condition and preparing ...Read More

Types of White lesions divided based on scrapping off feature

White lesions are the pathological changes seen in the oral cavity involving the soft tissues like buccal mucosa, palatal mucosa, tongue and floor of mouth. Here we can see a list of white lesions which are divided into 2 categories based on their property of being able to scrape of the lesion ...Read More

Important Clinical and Histological features of Oral Carcinomas or Malignancies

Oral Carcinomas or Malignancies are becoming more and more prevalent due to the oral habits like smoking, ghutka chewing, alcohol etc. With the increase of such habits the incidence of malignancies have also drastically increased. With Squamous cell carcinoma being one of the most common carcinoma of Oral cavity and other carcinomas ...Read More

What are Radix Entomolaris and Radix Paramolaris

Definition of Radix Entomolaris: The presence of an additional Distolingual root in mandibular molars is known as the Radix Entomolaris. the extra root is on the lingual side of the roots. Definition of Radix Paramolaris: The presence of an additional Distobuccal root in mandibular molars is known as the Radix Entomolaris. The ...Read More

Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor – AOT

Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor was formerly considered to be a variant of aneloblastoma and was called as Adenoamelobalstoma. It is termed as AOT in short and represents 3% to 7% of all odontogenic tumors. It is considered as a Hamartoma rather than a true Neoplasm because of Slow growth and Circumscription of the ...Read More

Dental Diseases or Oral Manifestations of Thyroid and Pituitary Conditions

Thyroid conditions have become very common in the human population due to many reasons, every alternate person mainly females are affected with various thyroid conditions and as a Dentist, it is important for us to learn the various effects of Thyroid and Pituitary problems seen on the Oral cavity. The Oral manifestations ...Read More

Differences and Similarities between Natal Teeth and Neonatal Teeth

Both Natal and Neonatal teeth are anomalies and not normal. The difference between the natal and neonatal teeth is mainly due to the presence or absence of each type at birth. Both of these conditions are a type of premature eruption. Natal and Neonatal teeth are also called as “Baby Teeth” and “Aberrant Nodules” ...Read More

Tooth Brushing techniques recommended in Periodontal disease

In case of any periodontal disease or periodontal treatment the dentist has to recommend the patient on how to brush, there are different type of tooth brushing techniques which are designed for specific function and to be used in specific conditions of periodontal disease. Here is the list of various Tooth Brushing ...Read More

ANUG Classification by Horing and Cohen

ANUG or Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis is an inflammatory destructive disease of the gingiva which shows punched out, crate like depressions at the crest of the gingiva, covered by gray pseudo membranous slough which is demarcated from the remaining gingiva with a linear erythema. It is also called as Trench Mouth as ...Read More

Differences between Fenestration and Dehiscence

Fenestration and Dehiscence are two similar conditions of Tooth which are similar due to bone loss around the tooth but are different by the type of bone loss or bone surrounding it. To understand the differences first let us know about What is Fenestration and What Dehiscence: Definition of Tooth Fenestration: Fenestration ...Read More

Difference between Preiapical, Lateral Radicular and Residual cysts

Before we know the difference between Periapical, Radicular and Residual cysts, let us know what exactly a Cyst is – A Cyst is a “pathological fluid filled cavity lined by epithelium” . It consists of three parts – Wall or capsule, Epithelial lining and Lumen or Cavity.  What is the Difference between ...Read More

What is Barodontalgia

Barodontalgia:  Baro – Pressure, Odonto: Teeth, Algia: Pain It is the Pain in the teeth caused due to changes in pressure which may be seen in case of High Altitudes as seen in Pilots and also in Deep sea divers who also see severe changes in pressure which lead to pain in ...Read More

What is Pericoronitis

Definition of Pericoronitis: It is defined as the inflammation of soft tissues covering the crown of the partially erupted or impacted tooth and is caused by Normal Oral flora or the inflammation of gingiva in relation to the crown of a partially erupted tooth most commonly seen in the Mandibular third molar ...Read More

Head and Neck Lymph Node Examination

Lymph nodes are also known as lymph glands and these are small lumps of tissue which are a part of body’s immune system. Lymph nodes consist of white blood cells which act as the body’s active immune system, by filtering harmful substances like bacteria and cancer cells from your body. Lymph nodes ...Read More