Category Archives: Orthodontics

Odontoma – Complex and Compound difference and pictures

The term odontoma was first described by Broca in 1866 as a benign odontogenic tumor of epithelial and mesenchymal origin characterized by slow growth and dental contents (enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp). It is considered a tumor-like malformation (hamartoma), not a true neoplasm, in which all of the dental tissues are represented. Odontomas are composed of all mature… Read More »

Flipper Teeth for Adults: Kits, Costs, Buy Online

Learn all about flipper teeth for adults, flipper teeth kits, their costs and about the ways to buy flipper kits online. Flipper teeth are types of temporary false teeth that are designed very much like an orthodontic retainer. It is clasped to the mouth with the use of wire clasps that are strategically cured into the denture base… Read More »

Dry Sockets Symptoms, Treatment after Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, extractions are seen more often than any other teeth. After extraction, several complications may occur, and dry socket is one of them. Dry socket, is also known as alveolar osteitis, is a painful dental problem. A very small percentage of about 2% to 5% of people develop dry socket after a tooth extraction.… Read More »

Buck Teeth Pictures, Symptoms and Treatment

Buck’s teeth are one of the major problems that arise due to disturbed positioning of teeth. You may not even think about it but the position of the upper and lower teeth in relation to each other is very crucial. In a normal condition, the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth vertically as well as horizontally. When the… Read More »

Tooth Numbering System Chart for Pediatrics

We have different teeth numbers in mouth and it is same for all of us either one is an adult or a child. Normally the total number of teeth of an adult person should be 32, comprising of 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars and 12 molars. Our teeth are generally divided equally between the lower and upper… Read More »

What is Overbite, Underbite, Openbite, Crossbite in Orthodontics

Nowadays, Orthodontics is equally important as the other medical branches. It was a bit different few years ago. It is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. People are becoming more health as well as self-conscious. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are not only harder to keep… Read More »

Apicoectomy Cost, Success Rate and Recovery

Apicoectomy, also known as root end surgery, is an endodontic surgery procedure. It involves the surgical removal of the tip of a tooth root (apex), and the sealing of the root canal. The purpose of an apicoectomy procedure is to fight an infection in the tissues surrounding the tip of the root and save the tooth from extraction.… Read More »

Hyperdontia (Extra Teeth) Causes, Treatment and Removal

Hyperdontia also known as supernumerary teeth is an oral condition characterized by the eruption of extra teeth that are not supposed to be there, normally. The number of primary teeth is 20 and the normal number of permanent teeth is 32. Primary teeth are the initial set of teeth that erupt in a person’s mouth, generally by the… Read More »