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Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth defined as retained teeth in the jaw beyond their normal date of eruption. The tooth becomes impacted because eruption is interrupted or obstructed by adjacent teeth, dense overlying bone or excessive soft tissue, malpositioning or lack of space in the arch.

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Problems Of Tooth Eruption

Eruption is a complicated process where teeth begin to appear through the gums.Humans have 2 sets of teeth, namely primary dentition and permanent dentition.Primary dentition consists of 20 baby teeth and erupts when infants are around 6 months of age. Permanent dentition consists of 32 teeth which starts erupting at the age of 6 years old.

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Periodontal Surgery

  The overall treatment of patients with caries and periodontal disease, including associated pathologic conditions (e.g. pulpal and periapical lesions, tooth migration, tooth loss) can he divided into three different but frequently overlapping phases: The phase of initial, cause-related therapy is aimed at bringing caries and gingivitis under control and …

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Elongated Tooth

“Please doctor, I wonder, why are my teeth elongated?” This is among the frequently asked questions by patients referred to Periodontics Specialist Unit. (Figure 1a demonstrates an example of elongated teeth) Figure 1a : Elongated Teeth Anatomically, our teeth can be devided into crown, neck and root. As for the …

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Chemo-Radiotherapy – Induced Oral Mucositis

Introduction Oral mucositis is inflammation of the oral mucosa resulting from chemotherapy or radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. It typically presents as erythema or ulcerations of the oral mucosa. When high dose chemotherapy is used such as in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) cases, both the oral and gastrointestinal (GI) …

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