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Is there any risk for a diabetes patient to undergo this procedure? Yes, root canals carry some risks for everyone, and the degree of risk depends on your health status. Surgical risks for diabetics are generally related to how well their blood sugar is controlled and their other comorbidities. This is a simple MedLine article on surgery for diabetics. In ...


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The main objectives of a root canal treatment are- 1)To debride and disinfect the root canal system 2) Sealing the root canals after proper shaping/contouring them, completely with a well compacted inert filling material to eliminate all portals of entry between periodontium and the root canal. Now an abscess develops after the infection has reached the ...


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Root canal procedure (RCT) is a common endodontic procedure in dentistry, done when the caries or the infection has reached the pulp. A tooth has two parts- crown and a root. Now going from outside to inside the crown portion has 3 layers- enamel, dentin and pulp. The root has 3 layers- cementum, dentin and pulp.( Wheeler's dental anatomy) Now only the pulp ...


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Yes it is possible for the mandibular second premolar to have two roots canals or even at times three canals! Here is a case of the same. According to Grossman, in 2.5% cases a single canal may bifurcate existing in two foramina. Hence it is recommended to take a Cone Beam Computer Tomography and use an apex locator to eliminate confusions.


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Dentures: In general, there are two kinds of removable denture: Complete and Partial, indicating whether the denture replaces all or only some of the teeth. Purposes: Restore or improve masticatory function (eating) Restore or improve phonetics (speech) Restore or improve esthetics (smile and appearance) Keep in mind that the patient will need time to ...


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Can 'vigorous' brushing cause dental problems? Short answer: Yes* (* reviews tend to conclude that it's better to over-brush than under-brush) Longer answer: In addition to the good answer by sergiouribe which lists factors relevant to detrimental tooth brushing, there are a few more things you mentioned which are worth dealing with as implicit questions. ...


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A detrimental effect of toothbrushing can be influenced by use of an abrasive toothpaste use of hard bristles toothbrush use of excessive force during toothbrush excessive number of toothbrushing per day and any combination of the above A recent review concludes: The benefits of normal oral hygiene procedure exceed possible side effects by far, but ...


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