Issue 4 Volume 8 (2020)

The Role Of Botox In The Management Of Tmj Disorders – A Systematic Review
Written by Fahad Amer Almutairi   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Introduction: The majority of people who suffer from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) opt for medical help when they encounter severe chronic pain. With a change in treatment modality, it is seen that botulinum toxin (BTX) has gained much popularity. Therefore, this systematic review aimed to assess the current status of BTX in the management of TMD and how effective it is to treat the pain and other associated symptoms seen in patients affected with TMD. Material and Methods:  A detailed
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Teledentistry: Knowledge, Awareness, And Attitude Among Undergraduate, Graduate And Postgraduate Dental Students
Written by Nishath Sayed Abdul   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: The usage of information technology and telecommunications for dental care is known as Teledentistry. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, awareness, and attitude of teledentistry among undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate dental students in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduate dental students. A Structured, self-administered, and close-ended questionnaire was administere
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Difficulties Concerning Endodontic Non-Surgical Root Canal Treatment Steps In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Written by Ayman O. Mandorah   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Introduction: Root canal treatment (RCT) is a procedure that is made through phases even more scrupulous yet one of the most challenging procedures. Even more formidable for undergraduate students who are in dental practice. Therefore, a questionnaire is conducted to determine significant procedural difficulties and challenges encountered by undergraduates during endodontic root canal treatment. Methods: This was an observational cross-sectional study based on web-survey questionnaires developed
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Retrospective Digital X-Ray Assessment Of Root Canal Treatment Performed By Undergraduate In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Written by Khames T. Alzahrani   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Root canal therapy consists of a sequence of scientifically based technical procedures. The presence of an error in any of these procedures lead to a dire consequence. Errors are classified into errors related to working length, cleaning, shaping and errors related to the quality of obturation. The root canal system has complex and highly variable morphology that causes challenges to dental. Objective: This study aims to assess the radiographic technical quality of root canal treatme
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Impression Techniques in Complete Denture Patients: A Review
Written by Josna Thankachan   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
This literature review aims to create a comprehensive review of both traditional and new techniques and materials used in dental impression and their principal characteristics, specifically for patients that need a complete denture. This review will represent an opportunity to compile the vast information for professionals to get a general idea of all the procedures that can be used, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as the acceptance they have among professionals and patients. In additi
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Evaluation Of The Presence And Location Of Occlusal Contact On Recently Inserted Crowns
Written by Mohammad S. Afandi   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Occlusion and occlusal surfaces are very important in the fabrication of a crown or fixed partial denture. This study aims to investigate the presence and location of occlusal contacts on recently inserted posterior crowns. Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study assessed the presence and location of occlusal contacts on a sample of 401 crowns. In regards to the existence of occlusal contacts, Shimstock 8 μm (Hanel-GMH- Dental GMBH, Nurtingen, Germany) was used to check w
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The Accuracy Of Implant Placement With Surgical Guide Stent In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Written by Hassan A. Almahroos   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Introduction: The stent is defined as an appliance used for the evaluation of the height and width of the available bone that can be used in the surgical field to provide an optimum site for the implant. The stent should be transparent, stable, and rigid. For stabilization, the stent should cover enough teeth, and when there are no teeth it should extend to unreflected tissue. Objectives: The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of surgical stents to simplify implant placement in
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Awareness Of Dental Post-Extraction Instructions Among The General Public In Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia
Written by Khaled Saad Hamad Alotaibi   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Awareness of post-extraction instruction is essential to avoid any complications and untoward events after the removal of a tooth. Hence the purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge of dental post-extraction instructions among the general public in the Riyadh region of Saudi Arabia. Materials and method: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted among the general public [n=603, (male=147, female=456)] in the Riyadh region of Saudi Arabia. A reliable and valid questio
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Herbal Products Against Dental Caries
Written by Ozgu Ilkcan Karadaglioglu   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Even after years and developments in healthcare, dental caries is regarded as the most chronic disease in the human population. Dental caries is associated with oral pathogenic bacteria. For this reason, antibacterial agents are used in their treatment. However, these antibacterial agents contain commonly harsh chemicals such as fluoride. People who are conscious of the side effects of fluoride have started to prefer natural antibacterial products. Studies have focused on the therape
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An Overview Of Diagnosis And Management Of Malocclusion
Written by Ibrahim M. Alqahtan   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Malocclusion is defined as an improper closure (i.e. contact) of the upper (maxillary) and lower (mandibular) teeth. The resulting misalignment is mostly appropriated during jaw closure when the two dental arches approximate. Objectives: The literature suggests that clinicians usually overlook malocclusion resulting in unfavorable consequences. It has been shown that occlusal integrity is an important predictor of successful restoration of dental function. Therefore, in this paper, w
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An Overview On The Effect Of Cigarettes Smoking On Gingivae
Written by Omar S. Alkhudhayri   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Diseases affecting the periodontal tissues (e.g. gingival tissue) contribute to a spectrum of multifaceted pathological entities that present with countless clinical features. Local and systemic factors contribute greatly to the risk of developing periodontal disease. Objectives: The importance of smoking in the development of the periodontal disease, specifically gingival disease. Methodology: We conducted the literature search within the PubMed database using the keywords: “p
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Saudi Mothers Knowledge Regarding The Teething Process In Their Children
Written by Latifa Al Olah   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Introduction: Several other symptoms may also be present when children are teething. They include drooling, swollen gums, rhinorrhea, and loss of appetite. These symptoms can be treated by using several methods, which include gingival massage and comforting bottles. Materials and methods: We used a closed-ended questionnaire, which was constructed online using Google forms. The survey was sent out using emails, social media websites, etc. We used a convenient sampling technique targeting mothers
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Oral Health Status Among Pregnant Women At Hail City
Written by Awadh Ali Alazmi   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Pregnancy is defined as a natural procedure specified by physiological alterations, such as fluctuating hormones. These changes make the pregnant woman prone to oral infections including pregnancy gingivitis, periodontitis, and oral pyogenic granuloma. The existing evidence indicates that inadequate oral health care during pregnancy can have negative effects on both mothers and their newborns. Unfortunately, it is widely observed that many women with obvious signs of oral disease did
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Assessment Of Dental Anxiety Among The Adolescent Patients Visiting The Private University Undergraduate Dental Clinics In Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia
Written by Dalal R. AlAssadi   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Background: Dental anxiety among children and adolescence is correlated with a sequence of uncooperative or troubling behaviors. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors affecting dental anxiety among adolescent patients seeking dental treatment by undergraduate dental students in the college of dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A convenient sampling methodology was employed to select 777 adolescent patients seeking care from
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Co-Existence Of Oral Cancer And Osmf In Dental Patients: A Retrospective Institutional Study
Written by Juhi Gupta   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Introduction: Oral submucous fibrosis has been considered as a premalignant condition or potentially malignant disorder in the literature. It has been now considered an endemic disease in India & South Asian countries where gutka chewing, paan, or areca nut chewing has long been practiced. In recent years, concerns have increased in the new cases of OSMF with malignant transformation. Aims and Objective: To evaluate the occurrence of oral cancer in OSMF patients and to understand the reason
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Attitude And Practice Of Infection Control Protocol Among Dental Health Facilities
Written by Hattan Mohammad Baismail   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Introduction: The clinical staff should be trained and informed about the proper protocol concerning infection control to provide the patients with the safest possible dental care. Moreover, dental health care workers are at risk of catching infectious diseases as well. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in the local health administration offices of various cities in Saudi Arabia. A total of nine cities including Jeddah, Makkah, Riyadh, Qasim, Abha, Arar, Tabouk, an
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Evaluation Of Surgical Outcomes Between Comma Shaped And Ward’s Incision In Mandibular Third Molar Impaction
Written by Ram Pershad Chooni Lal Sharma   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
Objective: To assess the surgical outcomes between Comma type incision and wards incision after surgical extraction of wisdom teeth.   Materials and Method: The randomized control study was carried out at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Institute of Dentistry, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro/Hyderabad from August 2018 till February 2019. It involved 100 patients with impacted mandibular 3rd molar (mesioangular) which was divided into 2 groups. Group A
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Evaluation Of Knowledge Among Dental Patients Regarding Root Canal Symptoms And Treatment
Written by Alwaleed K. Albadr   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
To evaluate the awareness of dental patients of an ideal root canal treatment. This is a cross-sectional study conducted among dental patients using an online survey. 573 patients visiting the clinics of REU Muneseya campus were requested to fill the survey. From these 573, nearly 188 were male respondents and 385 were female respondents. In further sectioning up the participants, most of them had belonged fro, the age group of 18 – 30 years which comprised of 45% in total, next was 21 &nd
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Assessment Of Fluoride Uptake By Tooth Enamel From Different Fluoride Dentifrices
Written by Noha Basil Alkhadra   Published On Issue 4 Vol 8, 2020
For the past century, the researcher began looking into the effect of fluoride on oral health and hygiene. Topical fluoride treatment has been found to prevent dental caries in children by 25%. After that discovery, fluoride was implemented into the drinking water supply and toothpaste to fight off caries in children and adults. Fluoride makes enamels more resistant to an acidic environment and inhibits bacterial enzymes by replacing OH- by F- in hydroxyapatite making fluorapatite. We reviewed t
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