International Journal of

Oral and Dental HealthISSN: 2469-5734


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510099

Gingivectomy Approaches: A Review

Millena Mathias Peres, Tais da Silva Lima, Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho, Igor Mariotto Beneti, Marcelo Augusto Rudnik Gomes and Patricia Garani Fernandes

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 08, 2019

Many patients seek dental offices for a beautiful, harmonious smile to boost their self-esteem. At present, there is a great search for oral aesthetics, where the harmony of the smile is determined not only by the shape, position, and color of teeth but also by the gingival tissue. The present study aimed to establish the etiology and diagnosis of the gingival smile, with the alternative of correcting it with very safe surgical techniques such as gingivectomy. The procedure consists in the elimi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510098

Impact of Cannabis on the Port of Entry-Oral Tissues: An Overview

Harpreet Singh, Joseph Katz, Wafaa Saleh and Seunghee Cha

Article Type: Systematic Review Article | First Published: September 04, 2019

While there is a recent surge in the publications describing the beneficial effects of cannabis in chronic pain control and anti-seizure effects there is a dearth of reporting on the potential side effects of marijuana particularly in the oral cavity. Since the oral cavity is the main port of entry of cannabis, the aim of this review paper is to inform and educate importance to the dental professionals and public about the negative effects of chronic cannabis use in the oral cavity. The continuo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510097

Prevalence of Dental Amalgame in Uninassau School of Dentistry Clinic

Ana Kaline da Silva Pereira and LĂ­via Andrade Rodrigues

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 02, 2019

The dental amalgam is any alloy consisting of mercury, in which we can also find silver (Ag), tin (Sn) and copper (Cu) in its conventional filings. This type of restorative material is the focus of discussion in several countries, raising a great discussion about the continuity or elimination of its use, the reasons are: For the sake of offering little aesthetics or for providing possible risks for the dentist and the patient, due to the presence of mercury in its composition, since it is a vola...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510096

Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Autogenous Bone Graft in Implantology

Gleycielly da Mota Oliveira Souza, Carolina de Lima Borges, Rosa Natalia Rendall dos Santos Ratis and Vivian Kelly Leite Pedrosa

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 02, 2019

The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in implantology has potentiated bone regeneration and the healing process, reducing postoperative period, inflammatory process and blood loss. The objective of this study is to verify, based on the literature, the use of PRP in bone regeneration in autogenous grafts, to show its indications and benefits in bone formation and techniques used. A literature review was performed on the efficacy of PRP in autogenous bone grafts in implantology. The databases used...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510095

Methotrexate Effects at High Doses in the Progression of Inflammatory Periapical Lesions in a Murine Model: Histological and Imaginological Analysis

Silvana Freitas de Souza Leao and Danyel Elias da Cruz Perez

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 26, 2019

Treatment for cancer patients can cause significant side effects in the maxillofacial region. The type and intensity of side effects will depend on the mechanism of action of the drugs used. Among these drugs, there are those that cause predominantly cytotoxic acute effects, such as methotrexate. Methotrexate (MTX), 4-amino-N10-methyl pteroylglutamic acid, a synthetic drug also known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite that is structurally similar to folic acid. MTX interferes with the synthes...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510094

Pharyngeal Airway Changes Following Extraction versus Non-extraction Treatments of Class II Division 1 Growing Patients

Pariyakorn Sukniyom and Smorntree Viteporn

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 12, 2019

There are several treatment modalities for Class II division 1 malocclusion, but there are only few studies exploring the treatment effect upon pharyngeal airway. The study aimed to compare the effects of extraction versus non-extraction mechanics on pharyngeal airway after treatment of Class II division 1 malocclusion. Before treatment, the extraction group exhibited lower skeletal maturation, less retrognathic mandible, more protrusive incisors, wider oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal airway, s...

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