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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 […]

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Causes and treatment of median diastema

Causes of median diastema Developmental – Physiological central diastema may be quite natural till the time of eruption of permanent canines, particularly at the `Ugly Duckling` stage. Missing teeth, particularly lateral incisors. Macrognathia Microdontia Hereditary Racial Mild generalized spacing of teeth Congenitally missing teeth Peg laterals Supernumerary teeth in the midline between the roots of […]

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Dental implants and bar

Dental implants and bar Definition A type of restoration where two to four implants are commonly placed in the edentulous arches and linked by a bar connector. Indications An edentulous patient who has problems with the retention of complete dentures due to an inadequate ridge form. Advantages • The prosthetic treatment is straightforward. Therefore there […]

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Classification of pulp disease

Classification of pulp disease There is an inconsistent correlation between clinical symptoms and histological findings in pulpal disease. Diagnoses are, therefore, usually based on patient symptoms and clinical findings. Pulpal disease may result in changes to both the soft and hard tissues. Soft tissue changes Reversible pulpitis Reversible pulpitis is a transient condition that may […]

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Vital Pulp Therapy: Requirements for Success

Vital Pulp Therapy: Requirements for Success Vital pulp therapy of the inflamed pulp, on the other hand, affords an inferior success rate. Therefore the optimal time for treatment is in the first 24 hours, when pulp inflammation is superficial. As time increases between the time of injury and therapy, pulp removal must be extended apically […]

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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 […]

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Types of periodontal disease

Types of periodontal disease Periodontal disease can be classified as I. Gingivitis and periodontitis  Chronic gingivitis (common plaque-related type) Chronic adult periodontitis (common, plaque-related type) II. Less common types of gingivitis Acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis HIV-associated gingivitis Herpetic gingivostomatitis Wegener’s granulomatosis III. Uncommon types of periodontitis  Prepubertal periodontitis  Juvenile periodontitis  Rapidly progressive periodontitis  HIV-associated periodontitis […]

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