Periodontology Archive

Periodontal Curettes – Types, Uses Differences and Numbering

CURETTES: The Curette is a Surgical instrument used to remove deep subgingival calculus, root planning altered cementum and removing the soft tissue lining the periodontal pocket.  Uses of Curettes:  Removal of deep Sub-Gingival Calculus  Root Planning  To remove soft tissue lining of Periodontal Pocket  ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...Read More

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