A dental condition where by the patient has missing teeth as a result of their failure of development.Â The most common missing tooth is the third molars, or known as wisdom tooth. Â Hypodontia can be due to genetic or environmental factors. Â It is been reported in association with low birth weight, increased maternal age and etc. Continue reading →
Pediatric mandibular fractures are not commonly encountered. The elasticity of bones in a child prevents loss of continuity of bone and rather results in a bending of a cortex termed as a greenstick fracture. Occlusion is rarely a problem as there is no disruption or mild changes are remodeled during the development of permanent dentition. In case of a severely displaced fracture the treatment option can vary from intermaxillary fixation, cap splints to plating with mini plates or resorbable plates. Continue reading →
The first set of our teeth is known as deciduous/primary/milk/baby/temporary teeth. There are a total of 20 teeth in the oral cavity/mouth.
On the upper jaw, there are 2 central incisors, 2 lateral incisors, 2 canines and 4Â molars making it a total ofÂ 10 teeth. Same goes for the lowerÂ jaw making it a grand total of 20 teeth altogether. Continue reading →