Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) by – Dr. Pramanik Namrata

It is a chronic, complex, pre-malignant condition of oral cavity in which there is inflammatory reaction and progressive fibrosis of submucosal tissues. As the condition progresses the patient is unable to open  mouth as the jaws get rigid. The codition is associated with chewing of areca nut/betel quid In the initial phase of the disease, the mucosa feels leathery with palpable fibrotic bands. In the advanced stage the oral mucosa loses its resiliency and becomes blanched and stiff. The disease [...]

Dry Needling Technique to Recover Fast From Running Injuries- by Dr. Darshita Fatnani

Are Running injuries interfering with your performance? Dry needling will help you to recover fast. Achilles tendonitis is the second most common injury experienced by habitual runners. Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon as a result of repeated injury (usually tearing). The main symptom is pain often described as burning or aching in the Achilles tendon 1-4 inches above the heel. The pain is usually worse in the morning and aggravated with prolonged activity. There are 3 reasons: 1. [...]

How to Choose a Mouthwash by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Though it may seem that all mouthwashes are the same, they are not! There are 2 major categories of mouthwashes-cosmetic and therapeutic. a cosmetic mouth rinse acts as a temporary breath freshner. It contains no agents that help protect teeth against cavities or prevent gingivitis. On the other hand, the therapeutic mouth rinses help prevent cavities and gum disease. If you are prone to cavities you need to choose a mouthwash that contains fluoride, this mineral helps protect your teeth by [...]

Magnifying Loupes by- Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Dental loupes are magnifying glasses that dentists wear to enlarge everything that they see in the mouth. By wearing these loupes everything in the field of view appears larger and they get a better view of the site of treatment which allows for more precise dental work. This also enables dentists to make a more accurate and complete diagnosis of what is occurring in the patient’s mouth. Loupes worn by dentist’s while working also allows them a more physiologic posture [...]

Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) by – Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x rays are not sufficient. It is not used routinely as radiation exposure from this scanner is significantly more than regular dental x rays. This scanner uses technology to generate 3-dimensional images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve path and bone in craniofacial region in a single scan. These images allow for more precise treatment planning. CBCT scans are used for [...]

Winter Nutrition by – Dt. Shahenaz Shaikh

Keeping the body well nourished & maintains a healthy diet is a challenge in winter season. Winter holidays with lots of focus on the enjoyment of food are the major obstacle to maintain a healthy routine. Excess intake of refined flour, salt, sugar, alcohol makes stress on immune system. To boost the immunity level & fight the germs that cause the cold & flu include the food rich in antioxidants, vitamin C & beta carotene. 1. Millets are good choice in [...]

Is root canal treatment painful? by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

The thought of having a root canal done can be pretty nerve racking! Root canal therapy is required when there is an infection in the nerve/pulp of the tooth. Pain in teeth requiring root canal is due to the infection/injury caused to the nerve of the tooth due to decay/fracture in tooth and not due to root canal therapy. Thanks to advancements in the field of dentistry and local anesthetics used to numb the tooth requiring a root canal, this procedure [...]

Sinusitis and Tooth Pain by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the cavities(sinus spaces)  present around the nose. In cases of acute sinusitis , most often caused by cold, there is a build up of mucus in these cavities.  This may often lead to pain  in the upper back  teeth area. The roots of upper molars  often extend into the sinus area. In case of pain in upper molar teeth , dental causes like cavities or gum problems can also lead to persistent/intermediate pain .These  causes [...]

What is tartar? by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Tartar is a hardened layer of plaque that forms on the teeth. Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria present on tooth surfaces. When not cleaned, this layer hardens due to precipitation of minerals from the saliva forming a layer known as calculus/tartar. If not removed, plaque can cause tooth decay and gum problems. Tartar is hard and cannot be removed by brushing. Visit a dentist is essential. If left unattended, this layer of tartar can cause the destruction of healthy gum tissues [...]

Bow Legs by – Dr. Sameer Desai

Bow Legs is a very common condition seen in toddlers. When the legs are brought together then there is a gap at the level of the knee. It happens because of inward bowing of thigh bone or tibia. The deformity may appear to increase on standing. Daily requirement of calcium The optimal primary nutritional source during the first year of life is human milk. Premature infants have higher calcium requirements than full-term infants while in the nursery. These may be met [...]