Care to be taken after extraction/what to eat after extraction of wisdom tooth

Hold the cotton pack given in your mouth for at least a hour After an hour if you still see blood oozing from the wound put another sterilized pack in place and hold for another hour To sterilize pack at home, boil cotton in water, remove the cotton out & squeeze the excess water, then bite on it at extraction site Once cotton pack is removed continue with medication as advised No spitting, rinsing ,gargling, brushing teeth for next 24 hours Ice pack can [...]

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CASE PRESENTATION OF DENTAL CASE-DONE BY ENDODONTIST, DR ROBIN JAIN

A Patient Mr Shaikh, 19/male, Came To The Dental Department Of Inamdar Hospital With Severe Pain With His Upper Right Lateral Incisor. Patient History Was Noted, He Had Never Sustained Any Trauma With Concerned Tooth On Examination A Deep Palatal Pit Was Noted With The Upper Right Lateral Tooth, No Signs Of Decay Or Fracture Seen An Intra Oral X Ray Was Taken Which Showed Nothing Significant, Thus Patient Was Sent For A Cbct With The Concerned Area. Image 1: PRE OP [...]

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DENTAL TREATMENT DURING COVID TIMES

DENTAL TREATMENT DURING COVID TIMES

DENTAL TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE AVOIDED DUE TO FEAR OF COVID. WE ENSURE PROPER SAFETY AND HIGH STANDARDS OF DISINFECTION AND STERILIZATION TO PREVENT INFECTIONS AND CROSS INFECTIONS FROM HAPPENING DURING DENTAL TREATMENT AT ALL TIMES. FEAR OR AVOIDANCE OF DENTAL TREATMENT CAN LEAD TO EXACERBATION OF CHRONIC PROBLEMS OR ACUTE PAIN AND SWELLING IF LEFT UNTREATED FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN: 1. TREATMENT IS DONE BY PRIOR APPOINTMENTS, SO MINIMAL WAITING TIME. 2. ONLY PATIENT ALLOWED IN OPERATORY TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING (EXCEPT FOR [...]

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Good oral health is required to live a happy

Good oral health is required to live a happy, healthy and long life. This day , unlike its name, is not to celebrate the dreaded toothache but to spread awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene and its impact on life due to lack thereof. A toothache is a  severe kind of pain that can make life difficult, it is  debilitating physically and mentally. Regular dental checkups   and Preventive dental care is thus more important to prevent such emergency situations from [...]

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WHICH IS BETTER – ROOT CANAL OR EXTRACTION

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS DONE FOR TEETH WHEN THE NERVE HOUSED INSIDE EACH INDIVIDUAL TOOTH (PULP)  IS AFFECTED DUE TO CARIES/DECAY. A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT SAVES A TOOTH AND GIVES ONE THE ADVANTAGE OF PROLONGING THE LIFE OF THEIR TOOTH. IN CASE A TOOTH IS DECAYED BEYOND REPAIR, REMOVAL (EXTRACTION)  OF THAT TOOTH BECOMES NECESSARY. IN SUCH CASES THE EXTRACTED TOOTH (EXCEPT THE THIRD MOLAR) SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH AN ARTIFICIAL SUBSTITUTE LIKE IMPLANT/BRIDGE/DENTURE. REPLACEMENT OF REMOVED TOOTH IS NECESSARY [...]

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CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF CROOKED TEETH

THE COMMON CAUSES OF CROOKED TEETH ARE AS FOLLOWS CROOKED TEETH OR MALALIGNED TEETH ARE MOSTLY HEREDITARY. THE OTHER CAUSES OF CROOKED TEETH COULD BE MALALIGNMENT OF THE UPPER AND LOWER JAWS SMALL SIZE OF JAWS LEADING TO CROWDING OF THE TEETH EARLY LOSS OF BABY TEETH FAILURE TO REPLACE THE LOST PERMANENT TEETH GUM DISEASE PROLONGED USE OF PACIFIERS OR THUMB SUCKING IN CHILDREN MISALIGNMENT OF THE JAWS AFTER FACIAL TRAUMA THE EFFECTS OF SUCH MALALINGNED TEETH ARE: INABILITY TO CLEAN TEETH PROPERLY LEADING TO CAVITIES ESPECIALLY BETWEEN [...]

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Why do gums bleed? by – DR. Pramanik Namrata

The most common cause of bleeding gums is gingivitis i.e. inflammation of the gums. When plaque is allowed to collect on the teeth, the bacteria in them destroy the healthy gum tissue thus causing the gums to get inflamed and irritated which in turn leads to bleeding from gums. If left untreated, the plaque forms a harder layer known as tartar which can lead to further destruction of gums and lead to periodontitis and loss of bone around tooth, [...]

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Tobacco and Oral Health

The risk of oral cancers is 5-10 times greater in smokers. Some of the chemicals present in tobacco smoke can cause genetic changes in the cells of the oral cavity (mouth)  thus increasing the risk of oral cancers. In oral cancer, there is an uncontrolled growth of the abnormal cells causing a tumour. These cancers generally occur on the tongue, lip, floor of the mouth. Symptoms of oral ulcers include red/white spots which later get ulcerated if tobacco use is not stopped. Treatment [...]

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Vaping

Thus vaping is like smoking minus the adverse effects of smoking like bad smell/ bad breath,dirty ashtrays, cigarette burns . It can be defined as an act of inhaling water vapour through a personal vaporizer. It is an alternative to smoking; in this process the individual gets their nicotine hit by inhaling the odourless vapour which is generated when heat is applied to the liquid. Different materials that can be vaped are-e liquids,waxy concentrates,dry herbs mostly with nicotine.

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Reverse Smoking

It is a technique of smoking a hand rolled cigarette with the lit end in the mouth. Though the reason is unknown, it is speculated that such kind of smoking gives a quicker nicotine rush. This practice is prevalent in many parts of India and the Philippines This type of smoking also causes many changes in the palate, pre cancerous lesions, tooth loss, oral cancers, mouth burns, heart and lung diseases.   DR. PRAMANIK NAMRATA

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