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MEDICAL / Dentistry / Oral Surgery
Neglecting oral hygiene is the most important reason for bad breath. In at least 80% of the cases...
Dental caries and other diseases of the hard tissues of the teeth and dental pulp
Caries is a disease of the hard dental tissues. It has a high prevalence; it concerns almost ever...
An avulsed permanent tooth should be replanted if the tooth is intact and alveolar socket is unin...
Developmental defects in teeth
The first teeth usually erupt at the age of six months. If no teeth have erupted by the age of 1....
Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint
Dislocation may occur almost spontaneously in some persons or in association with e.g. trauma, ya...
Dryness of the mouth
Dry mouth may be caused by a systemic disease or by medication. The development of dental caries ...
Emergency treatment of a gingival abscess
Abscesses may occur either on the buccal or lingual side of the row of teeth. An abscess in the g...
First aid for severe dental pain
A GP can give first aid independent of the cause of the dental pain. Treatment possibilities incl...
Fungal infections of the mouth
Candida albicans is present as a harmless commensal in the oral cavity of as many as 20–50%...
Malocclusions of the teeth
Malocclusions are in part hereditary but environmental factors, including factors related to brea...
Oral mucosal ulcers
Assess and eliminate possible irritating factors, e.g. sharp tooth edges or a rubbing prosthesis....
Pain in and around the eye
Pain can be referred to the eye from many structures in the skull and neck. The characteristics a...
Prevention of bacterial endocarditis
Maintenance of good oral hygiene is much more important in preventing infective endocarditis of d...
Swelling of the salivary glands
Antibiotic treatment is necessary if the swelling of the salivary gland is associated with purule...
Viral infections of the oral mucosa
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 is usually responsible for symptoms in the oral mucosa and the ...
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