Oral lichenoid drug eruption

Oral lichenoid drug eruption is an uncommon medication-induced chronic change inside the mouth. It appears the same as idiopathic oral lichen planus clinically and under the microscope, but an oral lichenoid drug eruption resolves if the triggering drug is ceased.

Dr. Banić

Chapped lips

Chapped lips are typically caused by environmental exposures that lead to irritation, including saliva and licking your lips, spicy foods, and cold, dry weather, says Dr. Zeichner. The common cold and sun damage can also cause chapped lips, he adds, as well as medication like cholesterol-lowering agents.

Chapped lips are a common symptom of deficiencies, especially in folate (vitamin B9), riboflavin (vitamin B2), and vitamins B6 and B12 ( 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 ).

Dr. Banić

NaOCl accident

An NaOCl accident occurs when there is extravasation of this irrigation solution beyond the apex, leading to tissue necrosis. This manifests as severe pain, burning, rapid tissue swelling, and bleeding from the periapical tissue.

Oral papillomas

Oral papillomas are painless and may be left untreated. They appear not to change in size, spread to other parts of the oral cavity, or turn into malignant tumours. If treatment is indicated then conservative surgical excision that removes the head and the base of the lesion may be performed.

Dr. Banić

Lichen planus

Burning sensation or pain.
Sensitivity to hot, acidic or spicy foods.
Bleeding and irritation with tooth brushing.
Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis)
Painful, thickened patches on the tongue.
Discomfort when speaking, chewing or swallowing.
Please check with your dentist.

Dr. Banić

Palatal expansion

Children and teenagers who have crowded teeth due to a narrow maxillary (upper) dental arch, may require some expansion. An expansion appliance is placed on the teeth in the upper jaw to create sufficient spacing. This appliance may be removable (slow maxillary expansion appliance), or it can be cemented in place for more rapid results (rapid maxillary expansion).While braces are ideal for children over ten years old, palatal expansion is often used a few years earlier while the jaw is still developing. These appliances are often used for three to six months and, depending on the type being used, require daily or weekly adjustment.

Dr. Banić

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is key to the musculoskeletal system. Its deficiency can arise from lack of exposure to sunlight and through dietary insufficiency. This can have an impact upon the oral health of an individual, including resulting in chronological hypoplasia enamel defects. Enamel hypoplasia is a quantitative defect in the enamel, presenting as pits, grooves, missing enamel or smaller teeth. The management of these defects can present a challenge to the dentist. This paper outlines the oral manifestations of vitamin D deficiency in the permanent dentition and the treatment modalities used in their management.

Dr. Banić

Aligners – cleaning

These aligners should be cleaned twice daily, typically at the same time that you brush your teeth. We also encourage you to rinse your aligners under lukewarm water every time you take them out to minimize bacteria buildup—avoid running them under hot water, as extreme temperatures can warp the plastic.

Cleaning Tablets
Simply drop one tablet of cleaner into a cup of warm water and let it dissolve for 2-3 minutes. Drop in your aligners for 3 minutes to fully clean. Rinse aligners thoroughly with water and then pop them back in your mouth, fully cleaned.

Dr. Banić

Vita Classical tooth shade guide

Internationally, dentists use the Vita Classical tooth shade guide as a reference for identifying original tooth shade and progressive tooth shade as whitening results take effect. The guide is often included in home teeth whitening kits and those provided under dentist supervision.

Dr. Banić