Category: Pediatric Dentistry

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

Causes of failure of pit & fissure sealant

Causes of failure of pit & fissure sealant The Causes of failure of pit & fissure sealant are as following : 1) contamination by saliva 2) delayed mixing 3) delayed applying in the surface 4) vigorous mixing leading to formation bubble . 5) over extention 6) over dated sealant used

April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More

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 […]

April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More

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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Pulpectomy method : step by step

Pulpectomy method : step by step : 1. Although local anaesthesia is usually not required, as the pulp is non-vital, there may be remnants of vital, inflamed tissue in the apical 1-3mm of the canal which may be sensitive. Furthermore, the tooth may be tender because of apical inflammation. 2. Rubber dam is required. 3. […]

January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More

CROWN FRACTURES : Biologic Consequences & Treatment

CROWN FRACTURES : Biologic Consequences & Treatment CROWN FRACTURES As mentioned previously, the primary aim from an endodontic point of view is to maintain vitality after these types of accidents. Crown infraction (“incomplete fracture or crack of enamel without loss of tooth structure) and uncomplicated crown fracture (“fracture of the enamel only or enamel and […]

December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Periodontal tissues in children

Periodontal tissues in children The gingiva in children may appear red and inflamed. Compared with mature tissue there is a thinner epithelium that is less keratinised, greater vascularity of connective tissues and less variation in the width of the attached gingiva. During tooth eruption, the gingival sulcus depths may reach 5 mm and gingival margins […]

November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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