MUCORMYCOSIS IN ORAL CAVITY IN POST COVID PATIENTS

Covid 19 is a viral infection and its primary site of infection are the lungs. In recent times, there seems to be a few cases showing oral manifestations. This is being encountered, though rarely, in patients who have had covid 19. Other than the usual  symptoms seen in covid positive patients, mucormycosis of oral cavity presents with fungal white patches on tongue. In some cases ulcers in mouth and gingivitis have also been reported. The reason for these oral manifestations could be due [...]

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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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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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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 [...]

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