Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the back of the mouth. They are the last adult teeth to erupt. Impacted wisdom tooth is the tooth that does not have enough room for emerging or growing resulting in pain, damage to other teeth and other oral problems. This article discusses about the symptoms, complications and the procedure to remove impacted wisdom tooth/teeth. Symptoms In many cases, there are no obvious symptoms. However, impacted wisdom tooth can damage and rarely have the following symptoms: Bad breath Painful gum or jaw bone…

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Treatment of Facial Deformities

Candidates with facial deformities can be corrected by some techniques. Techniques for correction of facial deformities are as follows: Craniofacial surgery Orthognathic or orthomorphic surgery Cleft lip or Palate lip surgery Craniofacial surgery: Craniofacial surgery is a surgery involved in the management of cranium and facial deformities. This surgery involves the manipulation of cranium. What type of facial deformities it corrects? Misshapen heads (Craniosyntosis) Defects on Nose ´┐Żnaso frontal encephalocele Mid face Hypoplasia How it corrects the deformities? Facial deformities can be corrected by craniosyntosis. Before this surgery preparative instructions…

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What are the Different Structures That Provide Support to Teeth

The periodontium is the supporting structure to the tooth. It is a complex of soft and hard tissues surrounding the tooth to allow sensations of touch and pressure and also to protect them. It consists other elements such as cementum, periodontal ligaments, Alveolar bone and gingiva. The periodontal ligament is a specialized tissue that surrounds the root of the tooth and connects it to the alveolar bone. The periodontal ligament consists of cells called osteoblasts, osteoclasts, fibroblasts, macrophages, cementoblasts. Gingiva is the soft tissue surrounding the teeth. Cementum is a…

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What are Dental Braces and How Do They Work?

Dental braces are devices used by orthodontists bonded to teeth to make them straight and make to get in a good position. It is a combination of brackets, arch wires that are threaded through the brackets, along with spacers, springs and bands. Brackets are small squares attached directly to teeth and controls the movement of the teeth. They position the teeth in regard to the person’s bite and also aligns the teeth. Dental braces are used to correct under bites, over bites, cross bites and other flaws of the teeth…

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