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Dental health during pregnancy

Dental health during pregnancy

  Pregnancy can cause gingivitis During pregnancy, your hormone levels dramatically increase. The rise in progesterone causes your gums to have an exaggerated response to plaque. According to Dr Sherman, this can cause gingivitis. He says, “Women may experience pregnancy gingivitis, especially during months two through eight.” Symptoms include red, puffy or tender gums that […]

June 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA (ITP) Steroid Treatment Protocol

IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA (ITP) Steroid Treatment Protocol

IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA (ITP) Steroid Treatment Protocol Initial Steroid Treatment Protocol for ITP Initial steroid treatment protocol for ITP is 1 mg/kg/day prednisone, P.O for 2–6 weeks Subsequent Steroid Treatment Protocol for ITP Prednisone dose is individualized for every patient. Usually the dose of prednisone is tapered to less than 10 mg per day for […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Oral lichen planus: Clinical feature, Symptoms, Types and Treatment

Oral lichen planus: Clinical feature, Symptoms, Types and Treatment

Oral lichen planus: Clinical feature, Symptoms, types and Treatment Oral lichen planus: Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder which affects mucosa with or without involving the skin or other mucosa. Clinical feature: 1. Age: Middle age and adult 2. Sex: Female predilection in 65% cases 3. Site: a. Posterior aspect of buccal mucosa […]

August 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bell’s Palsy: What is Bell’s Palsy, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Bell’s Palsy: What is Bell’s Palsy, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Bell’s Palsy: What is Bell’s Palsy, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment What is Bell’s Palsy? Definition: Bell’s palsy is defined as an idiopathic paresis or paralysis of the facial nerve of sudden onset. Causes: Cold exposure Infections of the nasopharynx and facial space Inflammatory change in nasopharynx and facial spaces Involvement of the nerve at the stylomastoid […]

June 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
MPDS (Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome) – Investigation and Treatment

MPDS (Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome) – Investigation and Treatment

MPDS (Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome) – Investigation and Treatment Investigation : Radiological examination: 1. OPG: hazy appearance, the radiolucency is almost converted to radio opacity. 2. TMJ tomography 3. Arthrography 4. CT scan 5. MRI 6. Arthroscopy Treatment: A. Non Surgical approach: 1. Conservative treatment: a. Counseling b. Rest of the joint: • Soft diet […]

May 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Oral Submucous Fibrosis Etiology, Histopathology ,Treatment

Oral Submucous Fibrosis Etiology, Histopathology ,Treatment

Oral Submucous Fibrosis Etiology, Histopathology ,Treatment Oral submucous fibrosis (or OSMF) is a chronic,complex,irreversible,highly potent pre-cancerous condition characterized by juxta-epithelial inflammatory reaction and progressive fibrosis of the submucosal tissues (lamina propria and deeper connective tissues). Definition : Oral Submucous Fibrosis ( OSMF ) is a pre-cancerous condition. It occurs below the mucous membrane. Fibrosis occurs […]

April 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
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