Dental Amalgam – Classification, Indications, Contraindications, Advantages and Disadvantages

Dental Amalgam is one of the oldest Restorative materials used in Dentistry, it is economical, has high strength and easy to use. Let us look at the Composition, Classification, indications etc of Dental Amalgam

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How to Extract tooth with minimum Trauma – Atraumatic tooth Extraction

Extraction of a tooth without damaging the surrounding structures (Atraumatic tooth extraction) is the main aim of any Dentist or Dental student. To attain this goal I am going to explain in 5 simple steps how you can Extract a tooth like a professional as atraumatically as possible. Before we go into the steps let [&hellip

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What is Retromolar Trigone – Anatomy, Boundaries and Importance

Retromolar Trigone (rTR) is the Gingiva or mucosa covering the alveolar ridge posterior to the last Mandibular molar overlying the ramus of the mandible and is defined as a Roughly triangular space

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Does Clove Oil work for Toothache?

Clove Oil has been recommended by our elders long before there were any medicines to help in relieving Toothache from hundreds of years. So let us look at the science behind the use of Clove oil for relieving toothache, whether it helps in removing just the pain or has any anticeptic or antibiotics effect as [&hellip

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Types of Dental Pain – Pulpal, Odontogenic, Periodontal, Myofacial and Cardiac Toothache

Pain is defined as “A more or less localized sensation of discomfort, distress or agony resulting from the stimulation of nerve endings” by Dorland’s medical dictionary. According to the Association for the study of Pain (IASP), Pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described [&hellip

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What is Cardiac Toothache – Symptoms and Importance

As the name suggests Cardiac Toothache refers to pain in the tooth or orofacial region which can be a symptom of Cardiac problem. Cardiac Tooth pain can be an accompanying symptoms of Cardiac pain where the pain radiates from left arm, shoulder, neck and face. It has been seen in certain patients according to a [&hellip

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Classification of Fixed Partial Dentures – Divisions and Subdivisions

Fixed Partial Dentures are defined as “A partial denture which is cemented to natural teeth or roots which furnish the primary support to the prosthesis”. or “A restoration or replacement which is attached by cementing medium to natural teeth, roots, implants. In simple terms FPD’s are termed as crowns for the patient to better understand [&hellip

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Biological Principles of Tooth or Cavity Preparation

Biological Principles of Tooth Preparation help in preserving the health and integrity of the remaining tooth structure, where the Principles of Tooth Preparation deal with obtaining the proper shape, retention, resistance form of the cavity for restoration. The main principles of cavity preparation are to preserve the underlying tooth structure, protect the pulp tissue, save [&hellip

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Pulp Vitality Tests – Uses, Advantages, Disadvantages and Recent advancements

Pulp Vitality Tests literally means to check the vitality of the pulp tissue which helps in diagnosis and treatment planning. Vitality tests help in not only determining the vitality of the pulp but also to determine the pathological status of pulp. Among the various methods used pulp testing procedures are Thermal, electrical or direct dentine [&hellip

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Denture Adhesives – Composition, Indications, Contra-indications, Advantages and Disadvantages

Denture Adhesives are available in these forms – Creams, Powders, gels and soluble or insoluble Strips. The use of Denture Adhesive has been mis represented and not preferred by Dentists as it tends to reflect the practioner’s skills in poor form in the mind of a patient. Use of Denture Adhesive helps in improving the [&hellip

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Modifications of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Technique

Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block is one of the most used Nerve Block technique as it supplies to Incisors, Canines, Pre-Molars and Molars of the injected side, modifications of Inferior alveolar nerve block are used on failure to achieve anesthesia using the regular technique. IANB has the most failure rate of all Nerve blocks in both [&hellip

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Failure of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Anesthesia – Hot Tooth

Failure to achieve Inferior alveolar nerve block Local Anesthesia is most common problem many Dentists face during Root canal Treatment, it leads to the patient experiencing pain while pulp extirpation and increases difficulty along with consuming more time for the Dental Practitioner or Endodontist. Having facing many such cases even after maintaining proper Injection technique [&hellip

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How to wear and remove PPE kit properly – Step by Step

Coronavirus Pandemic has surely put forward the importance of Personal protection in Dental clinics, so knowing the proper way to wear and remove a PPE Kit in your dental clinic is of utmost importance if you want to protect yourself and your dental staff from any infection. PPE or Personal Protection Equipment in Dentistry consists [&hellip

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Medications that interact with General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia is an integral part of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, it consists of many components that might interact with medications taken for other health issues. General Anesthesia is administered in Dental treatments such as surgeries for Orofacial trauma Trauma such as Le-Fort fractures, Prosthetic surgeries such as Orthognathic surgery, Large Tumors (Ameloblastoma) or Cyst [&hellip

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