Dental caries

What is Dental caries Dental Caries is a progressive bacterial breakdown of teeth exposed to the carbohydrate and bacterial plaque. Classification of dental caries Enamel caries Dentine caries Root surface caries Causes of dental caries It develops over time in the presence of certain interacting variables including: Carbohydrate diet Viridans streptococci bacteria Susceptible tooth surface … Read more

Alveolar / Dry Socket Osteitis

Introduction Alveolar/Dry Socket Osteitis is the most frequent painful complication of extractions caused by destruction of the clot that normally fills the socket. Predisposing factors Excessive extraction trauma Limited local blood supply Local anaesthesia Oral contraceptives Osteosclerotic disease Radiotherapy Female gender Symptoms and clinical features of alveolar osteitis Pain delayed for few days up to … Read more

Acute Periapical Abscess

What is Acute Periapical Abscess? Acute periapical abscess is a localized collection of pus in the periapical region of a tooth contained within the alveolar bone. Causes of acute periapical abscess Acute periapical abscess may develop either directly from acute periapical periodontitis or more usually from a chronic periapical granuloma. It is generally the result … Read more

Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

Definition Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis is a polymicrobial, endogenous infection. Causes of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis This condition is caused by Fusiform and spirochaete bacteria. Epidemiology In developing countries, seen almost exclusively in children Related to poverty and malnutrition (predisposing factors) In industrialized countries, most common in young adults with neglected mouths; smoking and stress … Read more