Sunday, May 8, 2011

Latest About Herpese labialis, Blood Glucose And Magnifying Loupes

What Is The Role Of Gingival Blood Glucose In Prediction Of Diabetes ?
Gingival blood glucose was tested for its glucose content in patients reporting to an OPD. It was found that 40% of the patients who tested positive for the preliminary glucose test were actually having diabetes, when confirmed by other confirmatory lab diagnostic procedures.

What Gives Better Results - Microscope Or Magnifying Loupes ?
A 4 year retrospective study undertaken by Massimo revealed that the final outcomes of surgeries done under the magnification of a microscope or a magnifying loupe is same. The final result of both the type of magnification yields similar post operative results.

New Effective Treatment For Herpes Labialis
In vivo studies have confirmed the effectiveness of a new drug combination for the treatment of herpes labialis. Combining monocaprin with low doses of doxycycline has been proven to treat the herpes labialis infection, with much shorter recovery time. It is noteworthy that both the prodromal and active cases respond well to this new combination

Friday, April 29, 2011

How To Remove "Red Complex" After SRP ?

Patients who report with the chief complaint of bleeding gums are usually treated easily. A few cases may just don't respond. So What could be the best measure to stop the gingival bleeding?
Use Chlorhexidine (CHX) chips immediately after SRP. A recent study suggests that placing CHX chips is very effective in reducing the "red complex". Red Complex is the group of oral microorganisms chiefly responsible for bleeding. Clinical Attachment Levels also improve twice as much as those in controls.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Antifungal Denture Base Resin

The denture base resin is prone to candidal infection and leads to denture stomatitis. Recently it was found that phosphated methyl methacrylate dramatically reduces the colonization of candida on the denture. This will prove to be a great relief for denture wearers.
Ref: Raj PA, Dentino A. New phosphated poly(methyl methacrylate) polymers for the prevention of denture induced microbial infection: an in vitro study [Internet]. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry. 2011 Mar ;25.[cited 2011 Mar 10]

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Which endodontic sealer shows highest bacterial leakage ?

A study tested six different endodontic sealers. AH Plus, Sealer 26, Epiphany SE, Sealapex, Active GP, Endofill, and two MTA-based sealers - Endo CPM Sealer and MTA Sealer.
Among all of them, MTA based sealers show the highest bacterial leakage as compared to other non MTA based sealers.
Ref. Oliveira ACM, International Endontic Journal DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2011.01852.x