General Dentistry

Dietary Implications for Dental Caries

Jan 7, 2020 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Dietary Implications for Dental Caries

Acid produced during bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates dissolves tooth structure, leading to dental caries. Carbohydrates are a nutrient within foods, individual foods contain multitudinous differing nutrients in varying concentrations, and,…

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Mucocutaneous Diseases

Jan 7, 2020 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Mucocutaneous Diseases

Mucocutaneous diseases affecting the oral cavity are predominantly immune mediated or inflammatory. Three of the most common and clinically significant conditions are reviewed in this article: lichen planus, pemphigus vulgaris,…

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Salivary Gland Diseases

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A variety of diseases ranging from obstructions, infections, to benign and malignant tumors occur in salivary glands. The most common problem is painful blockage of ducts by stones that prevents…

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Odontogenic Tumors

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Odontogenic tumors are a group of neoplastic growths that originate from the tissues responsible for tooth formation and the periodontal apparatus of the jaw. Odontogenic tumors usually present as radiolucent…

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Pediatric Oral Diseases

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General dentists usually serve as first-line providers for pediatric patients and the gateway to their oral health. Even though general dentists are trained to be able to treat children, dental…

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Atypical Facial Pain

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Atypical facial pain (AFP), or persistent idiopathic facial pain, is a chronic and diffuse distribution of facial pain along the territory of the trigeminal nerve. This condition occurs in the…

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Odontogenic Cysts

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Odontogenic cysts are epithelial-lined pathologic cavities and surrounded by fibrous connective tissue that originate from odontogenic tissues that occur in tooth-bearing regions of maxilla and mandible. Cystic conditions of the…

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Benign and Malignant Lesions of Jaw

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Benign and malignant neoplasm of oral cavity is usually presented as swellings or ulcerations of affected tissue. The lesions are broadly categorized as potentially malignant disorders, benign and malignant neoplasm…

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Jaw and Dental Abnormalities

Jan 7, 2020 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Jaw and Dental Abnormalities

Deviations from anthropometric norms related to facial skeletal development are a relatively normal occurrence in the dental management of the vast majority of patients. A consideration for correction is usually…

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Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders

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Oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) are precursor lesions that may undergo malignant transformation to oral cancer. These lesions most commonly present clinically as white patches (leukoplakia). However, they may also…

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Clinical Outline of Oral Diseases

Jan 7, 2020 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Clinical Outline of Oral Diseases

Oral diseases are pathologic conditions that affect oral and maxillofacial tissues. Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the most common forms of oral diseases, but there are a wide variety…

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D6000 – D6199 Implant Services

Dec 22, 2019 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on D6000 – D6199 Implant Services

Chapter 8. D6000 – D6199 Implant Services By Linda Vidone, D.M.D. Introduction The CDT Code’s Implant Services category is somewhat unique compared to other categories of service because it includes…

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D0100 – D0999 Diagnostic

Dec 22, 2019 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on D0100 – D0999 Diagnostic

Chapter 1. D0100 – D0999 Diagnostic By Mark Mihalo, D.D.S. Introduction Could you imagine doing a crown prep without a high speed handpiece? Sixty years ago this was the norm,…

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