Women’s Day @ Kamala
As we enter the 20th year of commitment to serve our respected visitors of our dental office, the contributions from all young girls & women who served this long, made difference in the way they were treated. Our women gained respect and positive reviews which motivated us to work as a team and to deliver the best. Women have played a vital role in our society – from raising families to leading armies – and have made untold contributions to the society. Women at Kamala Dental are not an exception! From housekeeping till the best surgical care delivered through the women’s hands, cannot be counted less in our success path.
Protecting You and Us from Cross Infection
Effective and efficient infection control in the dental office is essential for the safety of patients and to ensure that productivity does not suffer. The dental staff must do the following before performing any procedure Appropriate protective measure prior to beginning work – taking hepatitis B vaccine; considering each patient potentially contaminated; making sure that all instruments are sterilised; protecting working surfaces. Hand washing Hands should be washed before and after coming in contact with the patient. Gloves Staff should always wear gloves for any procedure which involves contact with blood or saliva containing blood or mucus. Gloves are discarded after each patient. Double gloves recommended for patients with HIV, HBV, HCV infection. Mask and glasses Masks must withstan ...
Oral Habits and their Management
Oral habits are habits that children frequently acquire that may either temporarily or permanently be harmful to dental occlusion and to the supporting structures. Oral habits can be any of the following Thumb Sucking Tongue Thrusting Mouth Breathing Bruxism(Tooth Grinding) Lip Biting Cheek Biting Nail Biting Thumb Sucking Thumb Sucking is the placement of the thumb into various depths into the mouth. Treatment Psychological Therapy: Screen the patient for underlying psychological disturbance that sustain thumb sucking habit Mechanotherapy Through intra oral anti-thump sucking appliances which can be either fixed (e.g.:-Palatal Crib, Blue Grass Appliance) or removable (e.g.:-Thumb Guard) Tongue Thrusting Tongue thrusting is the forward movement of tongue tip between the teeth to meet the l ...
Allergic Angioneurotic Edema
Angioedema is an area of swelling of the lower layer of the skin and tissue just under the skin or mucous membrane. Occur in face, tounge, larynx, abdomen or arms and legs. It can be life threatening if swelling causes tongue / throat to block the airway. Immediate management starts with antihistamine medication (in case of allergic angioneurotic edema). Are there any warning signs of attack? Attacks are unpredictable and may warn you with irritability, anxiety, extreme fatigue, rash or irritating sensation of skin with beginning of swelling. Is it life threatening? If it affects laryngeal tissues and results in swelling in throat, can be life threatening if breathing is obstructed. How to differentiate it from tooth related odontogenic infections? Odontogenic infections are always cau ...