Periodontology Archive

What are Sequestration, Sequestrectomy and Saucerization

To understand Sequestration and Sequestrectomy you need to first know what is Sequestrum – It is a piece of dead or necrosed bone or tissue formed within a diseased or injured bone, separated from the the normal or healthy bone by the process of necrosis. It is usually seen in Osteomyelitis or ...Read More

What is Hemisection in Dentistry

Hemisection is the sectioning of a diseased tooth (usually a mandibular molar) into two parts and removing the diseased root and its connected crown part. Hemisection is also called as “root amputation” or “root sectioning”. Hemisection is usually suggested in Mandibular Molars which have undergone failed Root canal treatment cases where we ...Read More

How to Brush using a Neem Twig – Traditional Indian Toothbrush

Compared to our generations our ancestors had limited resources and were known to have healthier and stronger teeth in comparison. What I have observed from visiting my Grand mothers place is that they use natural materials (Neem Twigs) and follow a time tested technique to have healthy teeth. According to recent studies ...Read More

Suturing Techniques used in Dentistry

Suturing is an important aspect of any Dental / Surgical procedure where there is either cutting or injury to the soft tissue in the oral cavity. Proper placement of sutures can help in faster and proper healing of the tissues involved. It helps in Primary healing of the wound site and also ...Read More

What is Frenectomy and why is it needed?

Frenectomy is a surgical procedure performed in the Dental clinic mostly for children and sometimes for adults as well depending on the need which can be preventive or as a part of the treatment procedure. To put it in simple terms Frenectomy – Cutting or trimming of the Frenum. Let us first learn ...Read More

Types of Finger Rests and Fulcrum in Dentistry For Maxillary and Mandibular Teeth

Finger Rests are a very important part in Dentistry, for every treatment which includes right from oral examination to other treatments like Scaling, Extraction, finger rests while performing Root Canal treatment which are usually time taking and without proper finger rests there will be excess strain on the dentist. To get the ...Read More

Oral Blood (GCB) can be used to screen for Diabetes during Dental visits

In a recent study at New York University which was conducted on 408 Dental patients by collecting their Gingival Crevicular Blood and testing it for haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) during the period of June 2013 to April 2014, which has produced values which are almost similar to the blood taken from finger stick ...Read More

Tips on How to stop Receding Gums

Receding Gums is the loss of Gingiva or Gums in which the margins of the Gums surrounding the tooth start to expose the tooth which was earlier covered by gums. When Gums Recession starts the presence of Pockets can be seen in many cases and this might lead to Plaque and Calculus ...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

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

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

Tissue Holding Forceps – Instruments used in Dental Surgery to Hold/Grasp Soft tissue

Tissue Holding forceps as the name suggests are used to stabilize the Soft Tissue but holding or Grasping it to help prevent any interference by Soft tissues in Surgeries. They are used to hold tissue which is being excised or tissue ends while suturing, and also used to hold/grasp dressings and surgical ...Read More

What are the Micro organisms found in a Failed Endodontic Treated tooth with Apical Pathology or Apical Periodontitis

An Endodontic Treated tooth with Post operative Apical Periodontitis often is a result of improper BMP during Root Canal Treatment. Only a small number of species of micro organisms have been found in the root canals of  properly endodonticaly treated teeth which in follow up revealed a persisting Asymptomatic periapical radiolucencies. So ...Read More