composite filling

Composite Filling : Pros and Cons of Tooth Colored Fillings

Composite fillings, also known as composite resins or dental composites are tooth colored filling materials. These dental composites are made up of resins and glass fillers. They are the filling materials of choice when restoring a mild to moderately sized tooth cavity, because of their ability to withstand moderate amounts of pressure (the bite pressure). …

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Ludwig’s Angina: Causes, Clinical Features, and Treatment

Ludwig’s angina is massive and firm cellulitis of the submandibular, sublingual and submental spaces bilaterally. Meaning, it occurs in the floor of the mouth under the tongue area and spreads downwards. Ludwig’s Angina Name and Significance This is an emergency condition and needs immediate medical intervention. ‘Ludwig’ is the name of the person who described …

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Frenectomy (Mouth) or Frenulectomy: What Is It and When Is It Needed?

Frenectomy is a mucogingival surgical procedure that involves the removal of the frenum. This procedure is done to alter the defects that hinder the mucogingival relationships (the relationship between the gingival margin and the mucogingival junction). The frenectomy procedure is also carried out to improve the aesthetics as a part of periodontal surgery. When the …

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