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Dr. Muna

Dr. Muna Taqi is a Dental surgeon from India who has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Endodontics, & Pedodontics. She has worked in multinational medical corporates in Middle East and is also a consultant dental surgeon for many. She has authored many articles for medical journals & websites and is a consultant dental expert for Healthdrip.

Antibiotic therapy in Peridontal Disease

What Is Antibiotic therapy? Antibiotic therapy is the use of local and systemic agents to control the bacterial etiology of the inflammatory periodontal diseases. These agents include both locally and systemically delivered antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. When Are Antibiotic therapy Indicated in Periodontal Therapy? Indications for the use of antibiotic therapy in …

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Occlusal trauma

In occlusal trauma, the etiologic factor is any force in excess of the adaptive capacity of the periodontium, the morbid pathobiologic event is injury within the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, and the signs and symptoms are pain, mobility and/or fremitus, pathologic migration of teeth, excessive occlusal wear, and widening …

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Root Planing – Limitations and Goals

Root planing

What Are the Expected Outcomes and Limitations of  Root Planing? How Successful Is  Root Planing in Achieving Its Goals and Objectives? Calculus removal. Both hand- and power-driven instruments have limited utility in calculus removal from periodontal pockets. As a guideline, calculus removal becomes progressively more inefficient in sites with probing …

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing – The expression nonsurgical therapy suggests that the nonsurgical procedure so designated is performed in a closed environment and, therefore, is not invasive (eg, it does not break the epithelial seal of the sulcular or junctional epithelium). While the concept of scaling and root planing may …

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Maintenance of Periodontal Health

Periodontal Health – It is clear that regular maintenance visits are a key component to successful periodontal therapy. There is a demonstrated 70% reduction in lost teeth comparing untreated patients to those who received treatment and followed through with regular maintenance. There is a 50% improvement in tooth retention when …

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Prevention of Periodontal Disease

prevention of periodontal disease

Prevention of Periodontal Disease and the maintenance of health once the disease process has been controlled are the cornerstones of periodontal therapy. As plaque is the primary etiologic agent of gingivitis and periodontitis, personal plaque control is the sine qua non of dental therapy. A patient must be able to control …

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Gum infection symptoms

gum infection symptoms

Gum infection symptoms – With increase in junk food across the world, people are beginning to come across new kinds of diseases and medical conditions. Many of these conditions are related to the dental health of a person. Infection in gums is a very common problem faced by many throughout the world. …

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Bleeding gums treatment

Bleeding gums treatment

Most of the people are unaware of a dental problem like periodontitis or gingivitis until they begin to see the physical symptoms of it. The physical symptoms may include inflammation of gums with pain in it, change of color of the gums and loosening of teeth and bleeding of gums …

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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 …

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Is gingivitis contagious

Is gingivitis contagious

The question Is gingivitis contagious is often asked by many people as this is one of the most common diseases that is prevalent in nearly all age groups of the society. It is essentially caused by the bacteria infection around the gums and teeth inside the mouth. Although, the first …

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