Removable prostheses and aesthetics Once teeth are extracted and disposed of, important information is lost for future replacement. The size, shape and surface detail provide data of the natural dentition. It has been advocated that dental practitioners wash extracted teeth, pack them discreetly in a suitable container and offer them to the patient to keep […]


Trigeminal neuralgia revisited Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterised by touch-evoked unilateral brief shock-like paroxysmal pain in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. In addition to the paroxysmal pain, some patients also have continuous pain. A neurovascular conflict which involves morphological changes of the trigeminal nerve is highly associated with classical TN and is […]


Understanding sickle cell disease in clinical practice Sickle cell disease is one of the most common autosomal recessive genetic diseases associated with production of abnormal haemoglobin. The main clinical features are haemolytic anaemia and vascular occlusion. Chekroun et al., 2019 points out that acute complications are frequent and variable and include chest syndrome, stroke, infection […]


Presence of MB2 canals in different ethnic cohorts Maxillary first molar second mesiobuccal (MB2) root canal prevalence may change among different populations. CBCT was chosen to assess the prevalence of maxillary first molar MB2 root canals in 21 different regions explains Martins et al., 2018. Clinical implication: The prevalence in males and females was 76.3% […]