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Gingivitis mouthwash

Gingivitis mouthwash – Gingivitis is a bacterial infection that is caused inside the mouth due to various different reasons. This bacterial infection has the tendency of spreading across all the parts of the mouth, thus ruining the teeth and gums from its roots. This disease if not treated on time, can become severe enough to put […]

Periodontal risk assessment – A comprehensive periodontal examination is necessary to ascertain the presenting condition of the patient. In addition to examining the patients periodontal status, information regarding the patient’s medical history, past dental history, and a thorough soft and hard tissue examination will allow the practitioner to formulate a complete set of diagnoses and […]

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This small group of putative periodontal pathogens possesses certain features in common. Most of them have a Gram- negative cell wall. The outer membrane of the Gram-negative cell wall contains lipopolysaccharide (LPS) which has endotoxin activity. Typically, LPS containing Gram- negative cell wall extracts are capable of promoting bone resorption, inhibiting osteogenesis, chemotaxis of neutrophils, […]

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Periodontium

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A clear understanding of the structure and function of the periodontium is necessary in order to appreciate the disease process and treatment. The periodontium consists primarily of noncalcified and calcified connective tissues covered by a intact layer of epithelium. It is the destruction of the calcified connective tissues due to the host response to the […]

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For the proper and accurate diagnosis of the periodontal condition in a patient, it is important to have a thorough periodontal examination. This examination should include the following: HEALTH AND DENTAL HISTORY Health and dental histories. Head, neck, and oral exam. Gingival exam and bleeding index. Radiographs. Deposit evaluation and plaque index. Evaluation of personal […]

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Dental Ethics

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Dental Ethics – Dentistry, like medicine, is a Hippocratic profession. It has developed and now uses a set of techniques that have evolved rapidly and discernibly within the few decades. Hippocrates incorporated into his school of thoughts three ingredients which have survived into contemporary health care practice: First, there was a skill or art which […]

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Laser hazards

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Laser hazards are usually prone to life and explosion hazards and the following precautions must be observed: 1. All the highly combustible materials must be stored or explosive outside the hazardous zone. 2. During laser surgery nitrous oxide should not be used as it supports combustion causing Laser hazards. 3. Anesthetic agents used must be […]

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There are four Classification of lasers as follows: Class 1 classification of lasers The output power of this laser is measured in tenths of milli watts. Under standard conditions of operation, they do not create a health hazard. Generally these devices are totally enclosed. Hence, the beam does not exit the housing. A CD player […]

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Nanotechnology in dentistrycan be defined as the science and engineering involved in the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of materials and devices whose smallest functional organization in at least one dimension is on the nanometer scale or one billionth of a meter. For a layman it is a kind of technology that deals with particle […]

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Nanodentistry

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Nanodentistry – Dentistry is also facing a major revolution in the wake of this technology having already been targeted with novel nano-materials. New treatment opportunities in nanodentistry may include: (1) Local Anesthesia in Dentistry: One of the most common procedures in dentistry is the injection of local anesthetic, involving long waits and varying degrees of efficacy, […]

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