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Mandibular arch showing bilateral torus mandibularis on lingual side (black arrows).

Torus Mandibularis

A 34-year-old male patient presented with asymptomatic bony overgrowth in his mandibular arch. The overgrowth started 5 years back and gradually kept on increasing to its present size. On intraoral examination, the bony overgrowth was present bilaterally on the lingual surface of the mandible from canine to first molar region, measuring about 1.4 cm × 1 […]

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(A) Comparison of structures of periodontal tissues in health and disease. (B) Measurement of periodontal pocket depth using a periodontal probe. (C) Illustration of measurement method and pathologic landmarks of periodontal diseases. A = alveolar bone; BP = bottom of the periodontal pocket; C = calculus; CAL = clinical attachment loss; CEJ = cemento-enamel junction; D = destructive alveolar bone; E = epithelium; G = gingival sulcus; GR = gingival recession; H = healthy gingiva; I = inflammatory gingiva; P = periodontal pocket; PPD = periodontal pocket depth; PD = periodontal disease; R = root.

Periodontal Pocket Depth, Hyperglycemia, and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

No large epidemiological study has been conducted to investigate the interaction and joint effects of periodontal pocket depth and hyperglycemia on progression of chronic kidney disease in patients with periodontal diseases. Methods Periodontal pocket depth was utilized for the grading severity of periodontal disease in 2831 patients from January 2002 to June 2013. Progression of […]

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Dental Surgery and Antiplatelet Agents: Bleed or Die

In patients taking antiplatelet medications who are undergoing dental surgery, physicians and dentists must weigh the bleeding risks in continuing antiplatelet medications versus the thrombotic risks in interrupting antiplatelet medications. Bleeding complications requiring more than local measures for hemostasis are rare after dental surgery in patients taking antiplatelet medications. Conversely, the risk for thrombotic complications […]

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