The esthetic restoration of severely mutilated primary anterior teeth has for a long time been a challenge for the pediatric dentist, not only because of the available materials and techniques, but also because the children who require such restorations are usually among the youngest and least manageable group of patients. This case report describes the challenging task of treating a three-year-old early childhood caries patient with mutilated maxillary incisors with composite resin using a custom made post made with 0.7 mm wire and posteriors where endodontic treatment has been done and stainless steel crown has been placed.
Blood loss has a major influence on mortality and morbidity after surgery. Homologous transfusion has long been in use. With the awareness of associated complications such as risk of transmission of hepatitis and HIV associated with use of homologous transfusion, autologous blood transfusion has gained importance. This paper is an attempt to review the method of autologous blood transfusion, as well as its application in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Manasali Bheema Setty,
Nadiger K. Ramesh,
Shaik A Saquib
Over denture is favoured treatment modality for an elderly patient with few remaining teeth, because of adaptation to wearing is facilitated. Roots maintained under the denture base preserve the alveolar ridge, provide sensory feedback and improve the stability of the dentures. In comparison with complete dentures, overdentures may provide better functions. The most common problem of mandibular complete denture is retention & stability and alveolar ridge resorption; hence care must be taken to preserve it.
The local anesthetic drugs presently available and used in dentistry represent the safest and most effective drugs in all of medicine for the prevention and management of pain. One drawback associated with intraoral local anesthesia is patients’ fear of injections .and the perception that these are painful. Recent advances have resulted in the use of computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery vehicles to regulate the delivery and rate of flow of local anesthetics at the injection site, lessening potential discomfort associated with injections. New injection techniques that provide reliable anesthesia, depending on the technique and area of anesthesia necessary have been discussed.