Category: WIKI

Dissecting Scissors

Armamentarium Used in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dissecting Scissors As the name suggests, dissecting scissors are used to perform soft tissue dissection in the deeper layers. The scissors have a blunt nose for undermining the tissues and a side cutting edge for cutting the tissues.   (I) Bard Parker blade handle, (II) No. 10 blade, […]

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Bard Parker Blade Handle and Blades

Armamentarium Used in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Bard Parker Blade Handle and Blades Various sizes of the handles are available. The most commonly used handle in oral surgery is no. 3. The handle has a receiving slot for the blade. While fitting the blade to the blade handle , it is held with the help […]

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Towel Clips

Armamentarium Used in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Towel Clips There are two types of towel clips: A. The Pinchter type (The forceps type) B. Beckhaus towel clip. The Beckhaus type of towel clip has a spring joint and the forceps type has a box joint. The tips of the instrument are pointed, curved towards each […]

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Swab Holder

Swab Holder Armamentarium Used in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery It is an instrument with long blades, expanded at the ends, forming an oblong tip. The blades have a central fenestration and transverse serrations. Uses 1. To hold a swab and clean the area of operation. 2. To swab the throat when there are profuse secretions […]

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Cheatle’s Forceps

Cheatle’s Forceps  Armamentarium Used in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery It is a long angulated instrument that is used for picking up sterile instruments from a tray or linen from the drum. It is stored in a container containing an antiseptic solution like savlon. The solution must be changed everyday.   (A) Cheatle’s forceps, (B) Swab […]

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Retained upper lateral incisor root removal surgery (step by step)

Case : A 24-year-old computer programmer, was concerned about the appearance of his upper anterior teeth. He sought advice on the partially erupted upper right canine and the retained upper left lateral incisor root. The panoramic radiograph, while imperfect, was sufficient to exclude any other pressing surgical problems, although an unerupted upper right third molar […]

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Smoking effects on oral health: Bad breath, gum disease, and more

Smoking leads to dental problems, including: Bad breath Tooth discoloration Inflammation of the salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth Increased build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth Increased loss of bone within the jaw Increased risk of leukoplakia, white patches inside the mouth Increased risk of developing gum disease, a […]

July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thumbs Sucking Prevention

It is always better to prevent the habit to develop than to treat it afterwards. We should therefore take necessary steps in the very beginning so that the habit does not develop. For that we should know what are the main causes,  i.e under which circumstances does  the child develop the habit. We know that […]

July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Flexible Denture : Advantages

1.Aesthetics => Translucency of the material picks up underlying tissue tones, making it almost impossible to detect in the mouth. No clasping is visible on tooth surfaces (when used in manufacturing of clear clasps), improving aesthetics. No metal clasps are present. 2.Strength => Flexible denture material is so strong that it can be made very […]

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Calculus grading scale

Calculus grading scale 0 – No calculus 1- Trace Trace levels of calculus at gingival margin or between teeth 2- Slight Calculus deposits 1 mm or less 3- Moderate Calculus deposits 1 to 2 mm, but covering less than one third of tooth surface. 4-Heavy Calculus deposits grater than 2 mm, may extend over soft […]

July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
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