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Treatment of Avulsed Teeth

Treatment of Avulsed Teeth

Treatment of Avulsed Teeth Avulsion: complete dislodgement of the tooth from the socket. Management : if patient comes < 2 hours (open apex) 1. Replant immediately if possible 2. Transport in Hank’s solution or milk 3. Present to nearest qualified facility (decrease time call first) 4. Check ABCs; evaluate for associated injuries (history and physical […]

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Hyperdontia or Supernumerary teeth

Hyperdontia or Supernumerary teeth

Hyperdontia or Supernumerary teeth Definition : Should extra tooth germs of either the primary or secondary dentition occur, and then extra teeth will appear, a condition known as hyperdontia. This may have arisen as a result of extra proliferations of the dental lamina or one of the normal tooth germs, at an early stage, actually […]

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Pulpotomy : Indications and Procedure of pulpotomy

Pulpotomy : Indications and Procedure of pulpotomy

Pulpotomy : Indications and Procedure of pulpotomy Indications of Pulpotomy This procedure is indicated where there is a pulpal exposure but the tooth is asymptomatic or exhibits signs of reversible pulpitis. The latter is characterised by pain of short duration or where the tooth is sensitive to temperature changes. Thus a cold drink may elicit […]

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Restorative materials for children

Restorative materials for children

Restorative materials for children Amalgam Amalgam has been the most popular restorative material for posterior teeth for many years for adults and children. It is a hard-wearing material which is both economical and easy to use, but there is no adhesion to dental tissues and its retention relies on having cavities that have some degree […]

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Dentine formation (dentinogenesis)

Dentine formation (dentinogenesis)

Dentine formation (dentinogenesis) Differentiation of odontoblast cells At the late bell stage the inner enamel epithelium induces cells at the periphery of the dental papilla to differentiate into columnar odontoblast cells. Secretion of dentine matrix The odontoblast cells begin to secrete an unmineralised dentine matrix. As more dentine matrix is deposited, the odontoblast cells retreat […]

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Enamel formation (amelogenesis)

Enamel formation (amelogenesis)

Enamel formation (amelogenesis) Differentiation of ameloblast cells Immediately after the first layer of dentine is formed, the inner enamel epithelium differentiates into ameloblast cells. The ameloblast cell is columnar in shape with its base attached to cells of the stratum intermedium; at the secretory end there is a pyramidal extension called the Tomes’ process (Fig) […]

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