International Journal of Dental and Medical Specialty
Category - Editorial
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Title:
Oral Prophylaxis in Periodontics - Myths and truth
Abstract:
Oral prophylaxis or cleaning of teeth from stains and calculus is a preventive measure for halting the initiation or progression of gingival and periodontal disease. In very basic word, oral prophylaxis (scaling) can be defined as “a complete cleaning procedure of oral cavity which includes removal of etiologic agents (plaque, calculus, stains, materia alba, etc.) which irritates gums can cause inflammation leads to periodontitis and gingivitis.
A scale and polish are usually done after a gross debridement on people with moderate-to-severe gingivitis or early periodontal disease. It is basically a fine-tuning to ensure removal of calculus under the gums and to get the patient on the road to health.
Category - Review Article
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Title:
Oral Myiasis - Series of Case Report and Literature Rev
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Oral myiasis was coined by Reverend F. William Hope in 1840. It is a rare pathology and risk to the patients in humans suffering from myiasis. It has a higher incidence in rural areas and in developing countries having hot climatic conditions such as tropical and sub-tropical zones of Africa and America. Most of the infestations are associated with various predisposing factors such as poor oral hygiene, suppurative lesions, senility, alcoholism, and debilitating conditions and also reported in post-extraction socket. The diagnosis is made basically by the presence of larvae. This article deals with traumatic oral myiasis in healthy male and myiasis in mentally challenged female patient. The treatment consisted of manual removal of the larvae by topical application of turpentine oil and surgical debridement of the wound.

 

Category - Case Report
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Title:
Irritational Gingival Fibroma: A Case Report
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Irritational fibroma is a benign slow-growing tumor, which is the most common oral soft tissue lesions caused due to local irritation or trauma by plaque, calculus, overhanging margins, and restorations. It can occur at any age and from almost any soft tissue sites; the tongue, gingiva, and buccal mucosa are the most common sites. The second most common site is the maxillary anterior region. The color is usually same as the surrounding mucosa and consistency is soft to firm. This paper reports a case of irritational fibroma in a 22-year-old female patient in relation to the lower front teeth region since 5–6 months. On the basis of histological evaluation, diagnosis made by fibroma and excisional biopsy was taken.
Category - Original Article
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Title:
Erratum - Patient-oriented Problem-solving: An Effective Educational Tool for Learning Immunology- Erratum
Abstract:
In the article that appeared on page 2 title Patient-oriented Problem-solving: An Effective Educational Tool for Learning Immunology of January-June issue of International Journal of Dental and Medical Specialty. Author name was given as Mohan B S, Vinod Nambiar, Rajeev Arvindkshan, instead of one of author name correction should be read as given below