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Dental post operative instructions- When a surgical procedure is completed, the patient cannot be dismissed until dental post operative instructions are given to him or her. The instructions should be given both orally and in written form. They should not only be given to the patient, but also to anyone that has accompanied the patient. […]

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Jaw fracture

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Jaw fracture usually occur due to trauma, such as, an automobile accident, a fall, a fight, etc. Fractures of the maxilla or mandible must be set into proper alignment to ensure complete healing. The goal of setting a jaw fracture once the bone has been set in proper alignment is immobilization at the site of […]

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Instruments Used in Oral Surgery procedures are very specialized pieces of equipment. Many of them can be used for a specific function only. Some of the most common Instruments Used in Oral Surgery, are as follows: ELEVATORS Elevators are used to lift and separate either teeth or soft tissues during an oral surgery procedure. There […]

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Complete dentures are a common type of the Removable Prosthodontics devices. A complete denture is a set of plastic or porcelain teeth placed on an acrylic/metal base which resembles the soft tissue of the maxillary or mandibular arch. They are made to sit on the alveolar mucosa and underlying bony structures. It is held in […]

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Prosthodontics

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Prosthodontics is a specialty area of dentistry, which deals with the replacement and restoration of extensively damaged or missing teeth. It may be associated with or without replacement of soft tissues. The field of Prosthodontics can be divided into two main categories termed fixed prosthodontics and removable prosthodontics. Fixed prosthodontics involves replacing the damaged or […]

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Periodontal Surgery – Specialized surgical instruments are utilized in periodontal surgery. Surgical instruments and materials may be classified in the following manner: • Excisional and incisional instruments • Surgical curettes and sickles • Periosteal elevators • Surgical chisels and hoes • Surgical ifies • Scissors and nippers • Pocket-puncturing forceps • Periodontal dressings • Suture […]

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Periodontal Instruments – As previously mentioned, plaque with its bacterial by-products plays the key role in initiating the periodontal disease process. Calculus and overhanging restorations provide places for plaque to accumulate on the tooth and in the sulcus. DEBRIDEMENT PROCESS The debridement process involves the removal of calculus, plaque, and stain. Depending upon the patient’s […]

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Periodontal Conditions – Periodontics is the field of dentistry which deals with the tissues that surround the tooth (pen., from the Greek word meaning around). The tissues involved include the gingiva, tooth surface (especially the cementum), alveolar bone, and the periodontal ligament. TISSUES OF THE PERIODONTIUM The periodontium is the combined term used for all […]

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Endodontic Procedures – Root canal therapy (RCT) is treatment of disease inside an individual tooth. The idea is to clear up the infection and then to replace the removed pulp with a tightly sealed filling so that the infection won’t reoccur. Two to three appointments typically necessary for root canal therapy of a diseased tooth. […]

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Endodontic Instruments are generally made of carbon or steel, however recently NiTi instruments, made up of titanium and of Nickel, are introduced in the field of Endodontics. In addition of mechanical manipulation during the endodontic procedures, the Endodontic Instruments are supposed to be able to withstand sterilization in the autoclave. Instruments are divided into the […]

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