Category: WIKI

Classification of pulpal pathology

Classification of pulpal pathology Engel’s classification of pulpal pathology 1.Inflammatory changes: A. Hyperactive pulpalgia -Hypersensitivity -Hyperemia B. acute pulpagia -Incipient -Moderate -Advanced C. chronic pulpagia D. hyperplastic pulpitis E. pulp necrosis 2. retrogressive changes A. atrophic pulposis B. calcific pulposis   Grossman’s clinical classification Pulpitis Reversible -Symptomatic(acute) -Asymptomatic (chronic) Irreversible pulpitis -Acute -Chronic 2. Pulp […]

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Chronic Pulpalgia : Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic Pulpalgia : Diagnosis and Treatment Chronic pulpalgia is completely irreversible.Patients complains about discomfort for weeks or even years, suppressing the pain with analgesics. Chronic pulpalgia often refers to other teeth or the opposing arch. Pain may be precipitated by biting down on an open cavity. Cold has little effect, but heat may increase the […]

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Acute Pulpalgia : Treatment

Acute Pulpalgia : Treatment Acute pulpalgia is found in three stages : incipient, moderate, and advanced. All three are related to advancing degrees of inflammation. Incipient acute pulpalgia Incipient acute pulpalgia should be completely reversible. It is characterized by mild discomfort such as that experienced following cavity or crown preparation. It may be gone by […]

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Root canal obturating materials for primary teeth

Root canal obturating materials for primary teeth Mostly used Root canal obturating materials are: 1.Camphorated parachlorophenol mixed with calcium hydroxide [CPC + Ca (OH)2] 2.CPC mixed with zinc oxide    3.Formocresol mixed with ZOE 4.Chlorhexidine mixed with ZOE                           5. Kri TM paste 6.Zinc oxide eugenol  7.Zinc oxide mixed with sterile water 8.Calcium hydroxide with sterile […]

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Pulpectomy : Definition, Indication and Contra-indication

Pulpectomy :  Definition, Indication and Contra-indication Definition It is the technique to gain an access to the root canals, remove as much dead & infected material as possible & fill the root canals  with a suitable material to maintain the tooth in a non – infected state. Complete/Total Pulpectomy: It is the extirpation of normal […]

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Precautions for electric pulp testing

Precautions for electric pulp testing The following precautions should be taken for electric pulp testing. These are as follows: Isolate individual teeth with a small portion of rubber dam if necessary Always record electric pulp test values in the notes — a progressive change in reading over time may indicate declining vitality If results remain […]

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Andrews’ keys of Normal permanent occlusion

Andrews’ keys of Normal permanent occlusion Static occlusal relations (Andrews’ six keys) : • Molar relationship ( Fig. ). Distal surface of the distal marginal ridge of 6 contacts and occludes with the mesial surface of the mesial marginal ridge of 7; the mesiobuccal cusp of 6 lies in the _groove between the mesial and […]

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Ugly duckling stage

Ugly duckling stage It is an ugly arrangement of anterior teeth , which is merely a temporary phase during the process of normal development . Here the developing upper permanent canines, causes mesial displacement of roots of permanent incisors around the age of 8 to 9 years. This causes a distal divergence of crowns of […]

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Dental Management Of Patients undergoing Anti-Coagulant therapy

Dental Management Of Patients undergoing Anti-Coagulant therapy Patients receiving Aspirin OR other platelet-inhibiting drugs: 1- Consult physician to stop the anticoagulant therapy. 2- defer surgery until the platelet-inhibiting drugs have been stopped for 5 days. 3- take extra measures for promotion of blood clot formation and retention. 4- restart drug therapy on the day after […]

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Definition , Classification and uses of Bite Plane

Definition , Classification and uses of Bite Plane It is a shelf of acrylic added to the baseplate to clear the occlusion or to reduce the over bite if it interfere with tooth movement . TYPES OF BITE PLANES Bite planes are classified according to their position as Upper anterior Lower anterior Upper posterior Lower […]

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