Tips in Clinical Dentistry Archive

Personal Protective Equipment in Dentistry during Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus diseases or COVID-19 has taken over the world with all countries coming to a standstill having complete to partial lockdowns, Dentistry has been hurt the most as we have to deal directly with aerosols and are the most prone to be infected. This brings forward the need for proper PPE or Personal Protective [&hellip

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Can I Visit Dental Clinic during Coronavirus Lockdown – For Dental Patients

Coronavirus Pandemic has affected the whole world without leaving a single country and has affected all aspects of life which include Dental Treatments as well. All Dental Associations across the world have announced every Dental Clinic to close down all treatments except Emergency procedures by following strict protocol by having Personal Protection Equipment for Dentist [&hellip

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Essential (Emergency) and Non-Essential (Elective) Dental Procedures for Coronavirus or COVID-19 Emergency

With strict guidelines being passed around the world by Dental councils that all dentist and dental clinics and hospitals avoid Non-Essential Dental procedures and only perform Essential Dental Procedures, it is important for everyone to know what are the Essential and Non-Essential procedures. This helps in preventing Dentists and Dental Staff from being endangered as [&hellip

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Local Anesthesia Toxicity – Signs & Symptoms and Management

Local Anesthesia is the most commonly used medication in dentistry to provide anesthesia or pain control for most dental procedures involving teeth, gums and supporting soft tissue. But like any medication there are chances of toxicity to local anesthetic if the correct dosage is not administered. It is always recommended to calculate the Dosage of [&hellip

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Precautions to be taken for Novel CoronaVirus or COVID-19 patients in Dental Clinics

With the news about the spread of novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 it is important for Dental Staff who are prone to be exposed to aerosols from patients having symptoms of novel Coronavirus. Center for Disease control and prevention is reminding clinicians to use standard precautions without fail and isolate patients who show signs [&hellip

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Sodium Hypochlorite Accident – Signs & Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Sodium Hypochlorite accident during Root canal procedure is although rare but has been seen in certain cases which can range from showing mild symptoms to severe symptoms in patients which has to be dealt with immediately. Sodium Hypochlorite (Hypo) is the most commonly used Root canal Irrigation liquid which has a pale coloration similar to [&hellip

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How to differentiate between Acute Alveolar Abscess and Periodontal Abscess

Acute apical abscess is also known as Acute alveolar abscess which is the localized collection of pus in the alveolar bone at the root apex of the affected tooth. It is caused when the infection extends through the apical foramen into the peri-radicular tissue. Periodontal Abscess is caused due to impaction of foreign body in [&hellip

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Local Anesthesia Allergy and how to perform Skin Test in Dental Clinic

Allergic Reactions to Local Anesthesia is quite rare but when it does happen, it can turn complicated very fast and requires immediate response from the Dentist and Dental Staff to make sure that the vitals of the patient are kept Stable. Local Anesthesia is categorized into 2 types – Amides (Lidocaine, bupivacaine, prilocaine, articaine etc) [&hellip

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Dental Treatments after Joint (Knee or Hip) Replacement Surgery – New updates

Orthopedic Surgeons and Dental surgeons mention that after having a knee replacement surgery it is important to not have any invasive dental treatments involving surgical procedures performed on the patient for a time period of 8-12 weeks. This is to make sure that no bacteria from the site of surgical procedure travels to the prosthetic [&hellip

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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 conducted by many [&hellip

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What does Color Coding of Aerotar, Micromotar and Endodontic Hand pieces mean

Color Coding of Aerator, Micro motor and Endodontic Hand pieces is a lesser known fact among Dentists, the Hand pieces which we regularly use are divided into various colors based on the their speed or rpm and the ratio in which they are used. In a Dental set up we use multiple types of Hand [&hellip

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Which is better – Own Dental Clinic or Working at Corporate hospital?

When a freshly passed out BDS or MDS comes out into the real world of competition, which is getting saturated at some major cities already, if the main aim is of clinical practice rather than to pursue any higher studies or academics or special courses, the first doubt that comes to their mind is what [&hellip

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Swelling after Wisdom Tooth Removal or Extraction – Duration and steps to control Odema

Wisdom Tooth removal is a type of minor surgical procedure which in most cases requires cutting of Soft tissue and also minor bone trimming. As a complication of bone cutting there will be swelling or odema in the extraction site following the Surgical Extraction of an Impacted Wisdom tooth or in general any impacted tooth. [&hellip

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Pit and Fissure Sealants – Classification, Indications, Types and Procedure

Dental Sealants or Pit and Fissure sealants named after the location they are placed in, these are materials which are placed into the occlusal pits and fissures of the teeth which are susceptible to Caries. Before we dive into the details about Pit & Fissure Sealants, let us look into what exactly are Pits and [&hellip

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