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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 184 - December 2023

N° 184

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Nigeriaphoto_auteurExodontia in pregnancy: indications and tooth loss in previous pregnancies

I.P. Osaghae - Nigeria
Published in English in Tropical Dental Journal N° 184 - Volume 46 - Décembre 2023 - 28-34


Introduction: Pregnancy is a physiologic condition with a significant alteration of the immune functions and it is associated with a higher incidence of oral conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis. It has been linked to tooth loss and it has been suggested that having a larger family may increase this risk. The objective of this study was to assess the indications for extraction of teeth in pregnant women and secondarily, the association of pregnancy with tooth loss.
Materials and method: This was a prospective observation study conducted for consecutive pregnant women who presented in the oral surgery clinic of Central hospital Benin for tooth extraction between, February 2015 to February 2020. The Microsoft Excel 2010 software was used to compile and analyze data.

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Burkina FasoOrofacial mutilation due to endemic treponematosis. A case report from Yalgado Ouedraogo University Teaching Hospital   Article Open access  
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Burkina FasoManagement of panfacial fracture at Yalgado Ouedraogo University Teaching Hospital   Article Open access  
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Ivory CoastTrimming of die models: comparison of cervical limits of dental abutments and die models   Article Open access  
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MoroccoDurability of aesthetic inlays and onlays: review of the literature   Article Open access  
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couv_rapportPrevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention

This WHO oral health briefing note series focuses on prevention and treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) with mercury-free products and minimal interventions.

Dental caries is a major public health problem globally as the disease affects all age groups, with an onset in early childhood and continued increase over the life course. Read the report


African press

Plombage dentaire - Des soignants sensibilisés aux effets nocifs du mercure

7/21/2023 - Les dépêches de Brazzaville - Congo

Les dentistes congolais continuent de recourir au mercure pour boucher les dents affectées par la carie, en dépit de la toxicité du métal liquide. En vue de réduire ce problème de santé publique, les soignants des établissements sanitaires de Brazzaville ont été édifiés, le 20 juillet, sur les risques, notamment chez les enfants de 15 ans, les femmes enceintes et allaitantes.

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Santé bucco-dentaire : Dr Virapin à Abidjan pour offrir des consultations dentaires gratuites - Read article

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Scientific articles

Oral health

OMS - (March 15th, 2022)

. Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.
. Untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019.
. Treatment for oral health conditions is expensive and usually not part of universal health coverage (UHC).
. Most low- and middle-income countries are unable to provide services to prevent and treat oral health conditions..
. Oral diseases are caused by a range of modifiable risk factors, including sugar consumption, tobacco use, alcohol use and poor hygiene, and their underlying social and commercial determinants.

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“COVID tongue”—dentists urged to remain alert to symptoms in the oral cavity
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Root canal procedures do not cause cancer: This is why
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Lors de la 9ème Journée du Centre National de Ressources de lutte contre la Douleur (CNRD) qui s'est tenue à la faculté de Médecine des Saints-Pères à Paris le 16 octobre 2014, le Pr Corinne Isnard Bagnis (Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière - Paris) est intervenu à propos des douleurs liées à l'insuffisance rénale et aux séances de dialyse, ainsi que sur les méthodes antalgiques à adopter pour ce type de patients (Intervention à voir en 2 parties, ici partie 2/2)

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