Temporomandibular Joint Disc Displacement with Reduction: A Narrative Review
Luis Gabriel Ladino, Andrea Valentina Saavedra, Sharon Rondón and Efrain López
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 14, 2020
Disc displacement with reduction is one of the most common intra-articular disorders of the temporomandibular joint, it is characterized by the progressive displacement of the articular disc against the mandibular condyle and the articular eminence, accompanied by clicking sounds or crepitus, pain, and in some cases presents a limitation of mandibular movement. Some treatment proposals include physical therapy and occlusal splints; if it is not treated in some cases it can become disc displaceme...
Intra-Oral Approach of Giant Cheek Lipoma Excision Guaranteed Aesthetic Outcome: A Case Report
Muath Mamdouh Mahmod Al-Chalabi and Wan Azman Wan Sulaiman
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 13, 2020
Lipomas are the most common benign soft-tissue tumour arising from mature adipose tissue “composed of mature adipocytes”, mainly from subcutaneous tissues and usually surrounded by a thin fibrous capsule. Still, the underlying cause of lipomas remains unclear. In literature, different theories described the pathogenesis of adipose tissue tumours, and also different histological variants have mentioned. It can occur anywhere in the body, its incidence being 0.1-5% of all head and neck tumours...
Influence of Retention Procedures on the Percentage of Occlusal Loads for Single Implant-Supported Crowns and Tooth-Supported Crowns
Gao Wu, DDS, Lizong Liang, DDS, Jie Ran, DDS and Jianxiang Tao, PHD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 31, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of retention procedures on the percentage of occlusal loads experienced by single implant-supported crowns and tooth-supported crowns within the mouths of carefully selected human test subjects. Thirty subjects were selected: 20 received a single implant and full crown restoration; and 10 received a single crown restoration on a natural tooth. The percentage of occlusal loads on crowns was recorded before and after cementation or after h...
Immediate Implant Placement in the Aesthetic Zone: A Multidisciplinary Management - Case Report
Lovo María Tadea, Zárate Héctor, Rodríguez Karla and Martínez Daniel
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 16, 2020
Immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone, represents one of the biggest challenges in dentistry. It implies a multidisciplinary approach involving prosthetic and periodontal aspects to obtain long term stability, esthetic and functional results. A clinical case report is presented below, taking into consideration periodontal and prosthetic management of an implant in the anterior zone, starting from the diagnosis, treatment plan, periodontal surgical procedures, provisionalization, and i...
Association between Pathogens and Periodontal Status of Chinese Women during Pregnancy and within One Year after Delivery
Zhen Huang, Zhibin Chen, Lu He, Yueqin Sha and Jun Kang
Article Type: Clinical Research Article | First Published: May 29, 2019
The aim of this study is to compare the detection of periodontal pathogens in the oral cavity of pregnant and non-pregnant women in the childbearing age and to understand the influence of pregnancy status on the ecology of periodontal pathogens. Non-stimulated whole saliva samples were collected from a total of 84 pregnant women (including 29 during the first trimester, 29 in the second trimester, 26 at the end of pregnancy), 33 postpartum women, who were chosen randomly. The plaque index (PlI),...