Hygiene in the Doctor's Practice

The Importance of Hygiene in the Doctor's Practice Hygiene in the doctor’s practice prevents resistance to antibiotics. Medical doctors and dentists still have enormous potential regarding both the number of their prescriptions, as well as the hygiene in their offices, in order to curb the use of antibiotics! Did you know that in Germany alone, [...]

Fistulas and Cysts

Fistulas and Cysts in Dentistry A fistula in the mouth is your body’s answer to a chronic infection. A fistula can develop anywhere in the body, in hard tissues (e.g. the bones) or in soft tissues (e.g. in the muscles or inner organs). Is there a correlation between fistulas and cysts? Yes! Both may develop [...]

Naevus Flammeus

Hemangioma

The Naevus Flammeus is not a Hemangioma. The naevus flammeus is a benign, congenital vascular malformation of small (“capillary”) vessels of the skin. In about 5% of occurrences, it is a partial symptom of syndromes and is then associated with malformations of larger vessels or other tissues such as the bones or fatty tissue. A [...]

Cluster Headache in Dentistry

Cluster Headache

What is a Cluster Headache? The eponymous characteristic of the cluster headache is the periodically accumulated incidence of headache attacks. These periods with headache attacks are interrupted by phases of complete relief of headache pain. Often Used Terms Terms used in the past for this headache condition, which should no longer be used today, are [...]

Root Tip Resection Procedure

Dental Procedure: Root Tip Resection Root tip resection denotes the operational shortening of the root after the creation of operational access through the bone with or without concurrent root filling. Should an infection of the dental nerve occur due to major caries a root treatment needs to be carried out. If this is not done [...]

Gum Stitching

Gum Stitching - When and Why? Gum stitching is used to close up wounds, e.g., after mouth surgeries. Stitching up the edges of a wound speeds up the healing process of the wound. Sometimes the stitches burst, especially if they were done too tightly. In such cases, the thread pulls through the gum, resulting in [...]

Injured or Traumatized Teeth

Injured Teeth

Injured or Traumatized Teeth - What To Do? In general you should differentiate between children’s teeth-traumas and adult dental accidents. "Child had a tooth knocked out" this search enquiry is seen all the time on the internet. Independent of age, when it comes to casualties the most important thing is their general condition. Are the [...]

Bone Augmentation

Bone Augmentation - Quality and Quantity of the Jawbone Both the quality and the quantity of existing jawbone material are crucial for a successful implantation. However, in many cases, there is not enough bone material for optimal support of artificial dental roots due to periodontitis, accidents, or other diseases. Today, there are many surgical techniques [...]

Sinus Lift - Bone Augmentation Procedure

What is a Sinus Lift? A “sinus lift” is the term for a special bone augmentation procedure that is performed in the upper jaw. Years of toothlessness, periodontitis, and/or other diseases lead to the deterioration of the denture-supporting bone. In addition, the maxillary sinus in the upper jaw gets bigger and bigger due to toothlessness. [...]

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom Tooth Removal - How and Why? This term refers to the surgical removal of the third molars, also called the #8 teeth. Wisdom tooth removal is also known as impacted tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth must be removed if they: Cause infections develop a cyst damage the 7th tooth through their growth form a weak [...]

Flabby Ridge

What is a Flabby Ridge? "Flabby Ridge" is a jargon expression for a fibrous ramus mandibulae. Normally, the tooth-supporting ramus mandibulae – alveolar ridge – is osseous. After the loss of a tooth and a lack of stress at that spot, the alveolar ridge begins to regress. First, the alveolar ridge decreases in width; then [...]

Halitosis

What is Halitosis? In most cases, halitosis means that a disease-causing process is taking place in the mouth. In general, one should distinguish between halitosis and bad breath. Bad breath may occur in cases of throat/nose/ear disorders, lung diseases, intestinal diseases, and metabolic diseases. For example, patients with severe liver diseases frequently suffer from so-called [...]

Aphthae, Periodontitis and Cancer

All About Aphthae, Periodontitis and Cancer in Dentistry Aphthae – those painful little things in the mouth – how can they be cured? An aphthae is a disease of the oral mucosa, or a type of mouth ulcer. Anyone who has ever had such a small lesion in the mucous membrane knows how unpleasant aphthae [...]

Alveolar Atrophy

Atrophy of the Alveolar bone The term alveolar atrophy refers to the regression of the teeth-supporting, crescent-shaped osseous part of the upper and lower jaw. After the loss of a tooth, the bone no longer receives chewing forces at the spot where the tooth was lost, and the alveolar ridge begins to regress. First, the [...]

Rotary chisel

Rotary Chisel - Surgical Instrument in Dentistry The rotary chisel is a surgical instrument that is primarily used in dentistry/orthodontic surgery. This instrument is most frequently used for the removal of wisdom teeth. The narrow end of the turning chisel is inserted between the teeth and carefully turned. When the dentist turns the chisel slowly, [...]

Bone Distractor

Bone Distractor in Dentistry A distractor is a surgical instrument or apparatus that is used for bone development. In this picture you can see a distractor. The distractor is then attached to the lower jaw. You can clearly recognize the bone defect. In this area, the alveolar ridge lies below the neighboring teeth. A potential [...]

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dentistry Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a significant branch of surgery in dental medicine. As the name suggests, the focus of this profession is the mouth, the jaw region, the face, and the base of the skull. However, as with many surgical fields, the surgical area is not limited to [...]

General Anesthesia in Dental treatment

Anästhesist bei Narkose im OP

The Use of General Anesthesia in Dental Treatment Anesthesia is a medication-induced controlled condition of unconsciousness. Through paralysis of the central nervous system, anesthesia shuts down body functions such as consciousness, pain sensibility, defensive reflexes and muscle tension. The anesthesia also temporarily closes down important protective reflexes such as breathing, choking and coughing reflexes. The [...]

OP Instrument Langenbeck

Langenbeck für Zahn OP

What is the Dental Instrument Langenbeck Used For? The langenbeck is a surgical instrument used in dentistry. In the film "langenbeck" you see how the cheek is being held to the side using a Langenbeck during a wisdom tooth extraction. It is important that these instruments, like all surgical instruments, are only used after being [...]

Para-nasal Sinus Infections

Infections of the Para-nasal Sinus Para-nasal sinus infection (Latin: sinusitis) can be acute or chronic and is called either an acute or chronic sinusitis. The para-nasal sinuses form a cave system within our skull around the nose area. The nasal cavities are connected to the sinuses by small passages. There are differences between: maxillary sinuses [...]