Month: October 2019

Creating a Flap as Summarized by Contempory Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

During complicated dental procedures where surgical access is limited, it may be necessary to create a flap. When making a flap for tooth removal, the flap should be ‘full-thickness’ mucoperiosteal flaps. This means that the mucosa, submucosa, and periosteum should be included in the… Continue Reading “Creating a Flap as Summarized by Contempory Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery”

Top Ten Drugs Prescribed – #3 Amlodipine

What is amlodipine? Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, meaning it reduces the calcium influx into vascular smooth muscle cells. This causes a cascade of factors such as: Selective vasodialation A decrease in peripheral vascular resistance and blood pressure A decrease in coronary vascular… Continue Reading “Top Ten Drugs Prescribed – #3 Amlodipine”

Pathology Post: Angular Cheilitis

What is angular cheilitis? Angular cheilitis is a red ulcerated lesion found on the corners of the mouth that can cause soreness and itch. Many times, angular cheilitis is due to a reduced vertical dimension of occlusion seen in older individuals and those that… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Angular Cheilitis”

Chiefs are Defeated by Houston Texans 31-24

Pharmacology Post: Warfarin

Also known as Coumadin, warfarin is a prothrombin synthesis inhibitor that can be used as a preventive or to treat various conditions. Warfarin is an anticoagulant, and the major adverse effect of anticoagulants is excessive bleeding. This is especially important for dental treatments that… Continue Reading “Pharmacology Post: Warfarin”

Summarizing the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block According to the Handbook of Local Anesthesia

For quadrant dentistry, anesthetizing the inferior alveolar nerve is essential. This nerve block is achieved by targeting the nerve as it passes towards the mandibular foramen. The area of injection can be established by three parameters: Height of injection Anteroposterior placement of the needle… Continue Reading “Summarizing the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block According to the Handbook of Local Anesthesia”

Chiefs are Defeated by Indianapolis Colts 19-13

The Lingual Nerve

The lingual nerve is a part of the mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve (V3). The lingual nerve provides general sensory information to the floor of the mouth, the lingual mucosa, as well as the anterior 2/3rds of the tongue. What makes the lingual… Continue Reading “The Lingual Nerve”

Chiefs Defeat Detroit Lions 34-30