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Microscopes in Endodontics

For many years, endodontists have tried to see deeper into the pulp chambers and into the very root canal spaces themselves. The theory was that the more that could be seen, the better all the canals could be located, cleaned, shaped and filled. Simple magnifying lenses, then magnifying loupes and …

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Minimal Intervention

In Conservative Dentistry, a treatment process whereby a minimum of the healthy tooth structure is removed during the restorative process, is inherently a desirable dental objective. Natural enamel and natural dentin are still the best dental materials in existence, and thus, minimally invasive procedures that conserve a greater part of …

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Radiovisiography

Radiovisiography – One can come across a customary scenario at a Dental Clinic—a patient approaches a clinic, writhing in toothache, with a gloomy face after spending a painful night. After pretty long time of wait in reception room, eventually gets access to the doctor, who after examining the patient, establishes …

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Dental diet

Although caries control cannot rely solely on dietary interventions; dietary factors must be modified to reduce the risk of caries. Dietary recommendations for caries prevention need to cover the following dietary factors: (1) Frequency of eating meals and snacks. (2) Oral retentiveness of foods. (3) Length of interval between eating …

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Orthodontic treatment

In broad terms, the orthodontic treatmentcan be categorized in following three categories: CORRECTIVE ORTHODONTICS Corrective orthodontics is the finished product of orthodontics. In this phase of orthodontics, the malocclusion is corrected and the teeth are placed into the best position. A number of different removable and fixed appliances can be …

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Dental malocclusion

Dental malocclusion – Orthodontics is branch of dentistry which deals with the correction of tooth irregularities or malocclusion by means of braces or other orthodontic treatments or dental malocclusion. Correction of bad habits, movement of teeth, growth guidance, jaw orthopedics, and conservative treatment of the temporomandibular joint all fall under …

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Pulp Capping

Indirect Pulp Capping If complete removal of decay might lead to exposure of the pulp (and therefore more involved root canal treatment), a dentist may choose to stop decay excavation and place calcium hydroxide directly over the thin layer of dentin overlying the pulp. A temporary restoration is then put …

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Pulpotomy

The term Pulpotomy refers to the removal of the coronal portion of the pulp tissue; with pulpal tissues in root canals remain untouched. It is indicated for teeth with pulp exposure caused by decay, mechanical exposure, and sometimes trauma, with no periapical pathosis. After anesthesia and decay removal, coronal pulpal …

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Apexogenesis

Apexogenesis refers to a type of root canal treatment on a vital tooth which may have had the pulp exposed and which can allow further development of the root. Because the root might not be fully formed when a chip or fracture occurs, it is difficult to totally fill the …

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Pediatric Procedures

Pediatric Procedures – The primary teeth often referred to as baby teeth, and their relationship to one another set the foundation for the future growth and development of the adult dentition. Any problems such as carious lesions, trauma, and harmful habits (tongue thrusts, thumb-sucking, finger sucking, and nail biting), speech …

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