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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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 [...]

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Mouth Breathing and Tooth Decay by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

People who sleep with their mouth open are more prone to dental caries. Saliva/spit coats the teeth to prevent dental decay. In mouth breathers, as they suffer from the dry mouth the protective action by saliva is decreased. The tooth starts to loose its minerals when ph drops below 5.5(ph is used to determine the acidity or basicity of water based solution like saliva) Acid producing bacteria thrive in absence of saliva. Acids breakdown the teeth causing cavities and cause [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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