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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Tooth loss and Gum Diseases in older women linked to High blood Pressure

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy in post-menopausal women has been directly linked to developing hypertension or high blood pressure. According to a research, women who keep their teeth and gums healthy can considerably lower the risk of developing high blood pressure. A study which included 35,000 women who were monitored annually for two decades [&hellip

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Color Changes on Tongue to Orange, Black, Red, White, Yellow – Causes

Changes in the color of tongue is something you get to see often when you eat colored food substances but if the change is long lasting and not just temporary which washes away, you need to see if it is related to any medication or underlying medical condition. Eating colored food like, candy, popsicle or [&hellip

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Polyphenols in Wine might be helping you prevent Cavities and Gum diseases

According to American Chemical Society, drinking Wine might be helpful to Oral health and this might just give you a good reason to drink Wine. It was earlier suggested that drinking Wine has been found to be helpful to your Heart and Colon due to the presence of polyphenols in Wine which are said to [&hellip

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Dental Elevators in Oral Surgery – Indications, Classification and Principles of Elevators

Elevators are an Essential part of Oral Surgical procedures as they are used in multiple purposes like reflection of mucoperiosteum or gingiva, mobilizing teeth, removal of teeth and removal of roots. In most cases they are used to loosen firm teeth before application of forceps to extract the tooth out of the socket. An Elevator [&hellip

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Traumatic Injuries to Teeth – Types, features and Treatment

Traumatic Injuries are caused due to an external force exerted on the teeth which lead to injury or damage to the tooth. Depending on the type of injury, teeth, jaws or soft tissue might be involved. Depending on the type and extent of injury the severity of the trauma is seen and based on that [&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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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 prevents any secondary [&hellip

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White Lesions of the Oral Cavity or Mouth and their Clinical Features

White Lesions of the Oral cavity is the pathological change in color of the Soft tissue in the Oral cavity, these lesions can be seen on Tongue, Buccal Mucosa, Floor of the mouth, Palate, Back of the mouth etc. Most White lesions of the Oral cavity are Benign and in most cases are Precancerous conditions which [&hellip

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Forces exerted in Extraction of Maxillary and Mandibular Teeth

Exodontia is the branch of dentistry dealing with extraction of teeth from the socket in the bone. Jeffrey and Howe described ideal tooth extraction as “painless removal of whole tooth or tooth root with minimal trauma to investing tissue“. Extraction of a tooth is determined or assessed in the diagnosis step, Extraction of teeth is done [&hellip

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What are Disinfection and Sterilization procedures in Dental Clinic

Disinfection and Sterilization of Dental instruments and equipment in a Dental Clinic is a very important and integral part of running a successful Dental Practice to make sure that your practice is not a place of cross-contamination or cross infection. Sterilization is a process in which an object, surface or medium is freed of all [&hellip

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What is Relining and Rebasing? Indications & Contraindications

Relining and Rebasing are the procedures used to resurface or replace the entire the tissue side of a denture with new base material, thus producing an accurate adaptation to the denture foundation area. This is done is cases where there is resorption of the Alveolar ridge either in the maxilla or mandible. In case of [&hellip

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