Infections Transmitted in Dentistry by Air, Inoculation and Cross Infection

Dental procedures involve exposure to body fluids like Saliva and in some cases Blood, so in a Dental Clinic, the Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant etc are prone to be exposed to Infections Transmitted in Dentistry. The mode of transmission can be through Air, Inoculation and through Cross Infection. It is important to maintain proper [&hellip

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Materials or Cleansers used for Hand Hygiene in Dentistry

Hand Hygiene in Dentistry is very important as the hands need to completely sterile to prevent any cross infection from the hands to the surgical site. Scrubbing of hands means to clean the hands till the forearms and elbows. Some important things to do before any surgery is – Nails have to be cut short, [&hellip

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Various methods of Sterilization in Dentistry

Sterilization in Dentistry is a very important and crucial aspect of providing successful Dental treatments. As Sterile instruments and sterile environment in the Dental clinic play an important role in preventing any infections. There are numerous Sterilization procedures which are available in the market like – Autoclaving, Dry Heat, Chemical sterilization, Ultraviolet light sterilization etc. [&hellip

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Muscles of Head

Muscles of the Head are quite unique when compared to all the other muscles spread over the body as they tend to move the skin and other structures more than bone. All the other muscles Origin in a fixed part and Insertion into a movable part. Whereas the muscles of Head are attached to the [&hellip

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Can Tooth infection cause Ear Pain, Eye Pain or Throat Pain?

Tooth Infection is one of the most common causes of Tooth pain and it is seen that in many cases due to prolonged infection or spread of infection we have seen patients complaining of pain in the Ear, below or around the Eye and Throat or Neck pain on the affected side. These are in [&hellip

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Effect of Radiation on Oral Tissues – Teeth, Taste Buds, Salivary glands and Bone

Radiation therapy is mainly used in Oral cavity to treat malignant lesions which lead to many oral changes as the effect of radiation is seen on many oral tissues. As oral cavity consists of radiosensitive, vegetative and differentiating intermitotic cells in the mucous membrane. The most common change seen in the oral mucous membrane after [&hellip

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Stylomastoid Foramen – Location and Structures passing through it

Stylomastoid Foramen is an opening located between the styloid and mastoid processes of the temporal bone, and it has some clinical significance in patients suffering from Bell’s Palsy which is the inflammation of the facial nerve at the point where it leaves the stylomastoid foramen. What passes through Stylomastoid Foramen? This foramen is the end [&hellip

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Is Sensitivity after Tooth Filling Normal ?

Tooth Fillings or Restorations are done in cases of Tooth decay, abrasion, fracture etc with tooth decay or caries being one of the most common diseases of the human body. Tooth sensitivity is seen mostly in two situations – tooth decay which has reached the Dentin or when there is attrition or abrasion or the [&hellip

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Oral Lesions in HIV Infection – Classification and Groups

Oral Lesions are associated with most of the systemic conditions seen due to Bacterial or Viral infections. Many of the Oral lesions are helpful in providing Diagnosis of a Systemic condition and in case of HIV the Oral lesions can help in determining the stage of HIV or AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is in. The [&hellip

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Needle Stick Injury – Management and Treatment with known Injury

What is a Needlestick Injury: In simple terms it is the injury caused due to needles or sharps (blades, lancets etc which are sharp) that accidentally puncture the tissue of the operator or handler. It is one of the most common work place injury seen in people who work with hypodermic syringes and needle based [&hellip

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Denture Stomatitis – Classification, Causes and Management

Denture-related stomatitis as the name suggests is Stomatitis or pain and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth which is caused due to Denture in patients who wear a complete denture.  Denture Stomatitis Synonyms: denture sore mouth, Candida-associated denture-induced stomatitis, inflammatory papillary hyperplasia and denture-associated erythematous stomatitis. Denture stomatitis is a common occurrence and [&hellip

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Dental Emergency Kit – Contents, Medicines and Use

Dental Emergency Medical Kit is a must-have in every Dental Clinic or Dental Hospital to provide Emergency Dental Care for patients who come to you with either a Dental emergency or unfortunately require emergency medical assistance or care while undergoing any Dental procedure in your Dental Clinic. Every Dentist and even the Assistants and Dental [&hellip

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Pulp Stones and Denticles – Classification, Radiographic and Clinical appearance, Treatment

Pulp Stones are calcified masses appearing as nodules in the coronal or the radicular portion of the pulp tissue. Pulp stones are said to be seen in at least 50% of the teeth in the oral cavity. They go unnoticed as they are small in size in most of the cases when the calcifications become [&hellip

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Foramen Spinosum – Location and Structures passing through it

Foramen Spinosum Definition: Foramen Spinosum is a foramen located in the posteromedial part of greater wing of sphenoid, and it connects the middle cranial fossa with the infratemporal fossa. It is one of the two foramens in the greater wing of sphenoid, alongside the Foramen Ovale. It is one of the Foramen in the base of [&hellip

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