Category: Oral Pathology

Odontoma : Clinical Presentation, Radiographic Findings

Etiology • A hamartomatous or benign mixed odontogenic tumor of the jaw • Composed of enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp tissue Clinical Presentation • Two forms, as follows: • Complex: a randomly arrayed mixture of dental tissues with no gross resemblance to a tooth  • Compound: multiple, tooth-like structures • Mean age of occurrence, 12 to […]

July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Chemists Discover Most Naturally Variable Protein in Dental Plaque Bacterium

Chemists Discover Most Naturally Variable Protein in Dental Plaque Bacterium Two UC San Diego chemists have discovered the most naturally variable protein known to date in a bacterium that is a key player in the formation of dental plaque. The chemists, who announced their discovery in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings […]

November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

First Large-Scale Study of Pain Reveals Risk Factors

First Large-Scale Study of Pain Reveals Risk Factors Millions of Americans are affected by painful jaw problems known as TMD, temporomandibular disorders, but predicting who is at risk has been extremely difficult. Now, for the first time, researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine are publishing a comprehensive set of clinical characteristics […]

November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Healthy Mouth Bacteria Provide Ideal Conditions for Gum Disease

Healthy Mouth Bacteria Provide Ideal Conditions for Gum Disease Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has found. The unexpected finding could pave the way […]

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

DNA Vaccines Show Promise in Preventing Dental Caries

DNA Vaccines Show Promise in Preventing Dental Caries In a report on a preclinical investigation titled “Flagellin Enhances Saliva Ig A Response and Protection of Anti-caries DNA Vaccine,” lead author Wei Shi, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his team of researchers demonstrate that anti-caries DNA vaccines, including pGJA-P/VAX, are promising for […]

November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Clinical features of Chronic Apical Periodontitis

Clinical features of Chronic Apical Periodontitis Common features of Chronic Apical Periodontitis are : Chronic periodontitis is a low-grade infection. It may follow an acute infection that has been inadequately drained and incompletely resolved. The tooth is non-vital and may be slightly tender to percussion but otherwise symptoms may be minimal. Frequently, chronic periodontitis is […]

October 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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