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July 2014 | Vol. 1 - Issue 3

P ISSN 2348 –1331
E ISSN 2348 –134X

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July 2014 - Vol. 1 - Issue 3
Case Reports
Bilateral And Vertical Mandibular Canine Impaction In Symphysis Region: A Case Report (Download PDF of This Article)
Kaundal Jai Ram1, Chauhan Deepak2, Sharma Kapil Rajeev3, Chauhan Tripti4

Abstract : Retention of a tooth that is unerupted more than a year after the normal age of its eruption is a relatively rare phenomenon, except in the case of the third molars and the upper canines. Here we are reporting a case of 12 year old female patient presenting with bilateral mandibular canine impaction. This rare condition usually requires extraction of the involved tooth because orthodontic forces are seldom successful at erupting these teeth into their proper location. Henceforth, the canines were extracted.

Case Reports
Hollow Bulb Obturator Prosthesis For Maxillectomy Patient – A Case Report (Download PDF of This Article)
Deept Jain1, Rohan Sikka2, Dhruv Arora3, C. Nisha4, Narendra Kumar5

Abstract : Defect in the maxillae may be due to congenital malformation, traumatic injury or surgical intervention resulting in a communication between the oral and nasal cavities. Several techniques ranging from surgical to prosthetic reconstruction have been advocated for reconstruction of these defects. The use of obturator prosthesis is one of them with emphasis on retention of the prosthesis and comfort of the patient while maintaining a good oral hygine. This clinical report describes the fabrication of maxillary denture with a closed bulb hollow obturator for a patient with a maxillary defect after undergoing surgical procedure.

A Review
Surmounting The Endodontic Biofilms : The Nano Way (Download PDF of This Article)
S. Sai Kalyan1, Girish Parmar2, Rita Chandki3

Abstract : The world of dentistry is continuously evolving and Endodontics is no exception. Last decade has been a landmark as there have been amazing changes in the area of Endodontics, leading to a dramatic shift from routinely practiced mechanical therapy to a more scientific and biological approach. Irrigation plays a central role in the successful endodontic treatment. The ubiquitous presence of microbial strains capable of forming biofilms with inherent resistance properties is a compelling force behind research for a solution better than over-saturation of disinfectants and antimicrobials. With the increased understanding of Endodontic disease as biofilm induced infection and hence in relentless pursuit of complete disinfection, newer irrigating agents and techniques are being constantly developed. In recent times, the use of nanotechnology has become an effective weapon in the armory for biofilm reduction. The possibilities are infinite and coveting. The technological innovation in the science of irrigation may one day take us from disinfection to sterilization. This review paper focuses on the concept of Endodontic disease as a ‘biofilm mediated infection’ and potential role of Nanotechnology in combating these stubborn biofilms, all to enhance the overall success of Endodontic treatment.

A Review
Influence Of Fixed Orthodontic Appliances On Periodontal Status In Young Adults (Download PDF of This Article)
Pradeep Kumar1, Priyanka Aggarwal2, Shradha Sethi3, Geetanjali Sikka4

Abstract : In the present review emphasis has been made on influence of orthodontic appliances on periodontal health, such as the effects of orthodontic fixed attachments on periodontal status and microflora found around the gingival margins. Plaque accumulation and subsequent gingivitis, enamel demineralisation, microbial infection etc, are some of the common problem associated with fixed orthodontic appliances. Maintenance of oral hygiene is one of the control measures for small relaxation from unfavourable effect. Supporting evidence given by different authors and dentist also discussed in this review.

A Review
Probiotics (Download PDF of This Article)
Parul Agrawal1, Srinivasa T. S.2, Pravesh Goyal3, Meghna Dewan4

Abstract : Probiotics are health-beneficial bacteria which have only recently been introduced in dentistry after years of successful use in mainly gastro-intestinal disorders. Probiotics favor the growth of beneficial bacteria over that of harmful ones and commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures such as in yogurt or as dietary supplements. Probiotic therapy could be considered as a means of inhibiting oral biofilm development, together with dental caries, represent a major part of the global burden of oral diseases. The application of probiotic strategies may, in near future provide an end to many infections occurring in oral cavity. This article summarizes the currently available data on their mechanism of action, potential benefits for oral health and also about the risks associated.


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