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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
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
Multiple Choice Questions This test is for practice purposes only. Your final score will be presented as both the percentage and the raw number of answers you got correct. There is no timer, so take your time to read the instructions at the beginning of the test. You cannot proceed to the next question until … Continue reading
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