15,759

15,759

15759 views for a blog I haven’t been able to regularly contribute to and fewer posts than I can count on one hand. Clearly, there is a need this blog fulfills. I guess that’s my cue this is an idea worth sticking with? 🙂

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Maxillary Sinusitis

Causes: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. Branhamella catarrhalis. Chronic infections increases chance of anaerobic organisms. 10% of infections secondary to dental sepsis and caused by anaerobes as primary pathogens. Predisposing Factors: Nasal polyps Deviated nasal septum Upper dental sepsis Clinical Features: Mucopurulent postnasal discharge Headache (variable in severity and location) Facial pain Nasal obstruction Referred … Continue reading

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Principles of Cavity Preparation I: Aims, Classification and Terminology

Principles of Cavity Preparation I: Aims, Classification and Terminology

Aims of Tooth Preparation Remove defects and provide protection to pulp. Extend restoration conservatively. Increase resistance to fracture. Allow esthetic and functional placement of material. Stages of Tooth Preparation Initial tooth preparation Final tooth preparation Factors Affecting Tooth Preparation Diagnosis: pulpal and periodontal status, occlusal relationships, esthetics, relationship of restorative procedure to other treatment, risk … Continue reading

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Plaque Control

Plaque Control

Plaque: Plaque is adherent deposits of bacteria and their products on tooth surface. Plaque Control: It is the removal of plaque and the prevention of its accumulation on teeth and adjacent gingival surfaces. Methods of Plaque Control: 1.Mechanical 2.Chemical 1.MECHANICAL METHODS: i. toothbrushes ii. dentrifices iii. interdental oral hygiene aids i. Toothbrushes a. Manual Toothbrush A … Continue reading

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