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Herpes Simplex

The diseases classified as herpes simplex are systemic viral infections. They are characterized by: 1. A localized primary lesion, 2. Latency (the virus can remain hidden in the body), 3. The tendency of the virus to recur periodically. The herpes simplex virus can be found anywhere in the body and …

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Nanotechnology in dentistry

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 …

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Nanodentistry

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 …

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Journal of dental research

Journal of dental research – In the late 1980s organ transplant surgeon Joseph P. Vacanti of Harvard medical School and polymer chemist Robert S. Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conceived the idea of placing the cells of an organ or tissue on a prefabricated biodegradable scaffold with the goal …

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Regenerative Dentistry

Regenerative Dentistry – New advances in stem cell biology and tissue engineering are leading to the development of cutting edge approaches to dentistry both in the repair and replacement of teeth. The term ‘Regenerative Dentistry’ has been used by Professor Paul Sharpe of the Dental Institute, King’s College London to describe …

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Causes of tooth discoloration

Discoloration of anterior teeth is a cosmetic problem that often requires corrective measures. Although restorative methods such as crowns and laminates are available, discoloration can often be successfully corrected by bleaching. Bleaching procedures are more conservative than other restorative methods, relatively simple to perform, and less expensive. They can be …

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Walking Bleach

The walking bleach technique should be attempted first in all cases requiring intracoronal bleaching. The walking bleach technique involves the removal of all restorative material from the access cavity, and the pulp horns and other areas potentially containing pulp tissue are properly exposed and clean. The walking bleach paste is …

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Electrosurgery in dentistry

Electrosurgery – Electrosurgery has been used in dentistry for several decades, but the technique is not widely practiced. However in last few years with increased understanding of the technique and principles of electrosurgery, some misunderstandings about the healing of electrosurgical wounds, is able to clear up. CLINICAL RELEVANCE Electrosurgery (ES) -has …

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Dental Endoscope

Dental Endoscope – Endoscopy is the inspection of body cavities and organs using an endoscope, which consists of a tube and optical system with a high intensity light. The image captured by the endoscope camera is projected onto a video monitor for viewing. Since the introduction of modem endoscopy by Hopkins …

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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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