This book provides a wide-ranging update on the associations between oral infections and general health.
Detailed consideration is given to the underlying mechanisms or pathways linking oral infections to general health, including metastatic spread of infection from the oral cavity as a result of transient bacteremia, metastatic injury from the effects of circulating oral microbial toxins, and metastatic inflammation caused by immunological dysfunction induced by oral microorganisms. The book also reviews the complex structure and development of oral biofilms in health and disease, and the molecular tools that are currently available for their analysis.
The advantages and limitations of such techniques, as well as their impact on the future of diagnostics, prevention and patient management, are discussed.
This is the second of a two-volume textbook on oral surgery in the BDJ Clinical Guide Series. Aiming to provide an evidence-based practical and pragmatic guide to dentoalveolar surgery, this volume contains advice on minimising complications and optimising patient care.
Written with the general dental practitioner and undergraduate student in mind, the book will also be of value to specialist trainees and to more senior colleagues interested in clinical updates. Both authors have many years of experience in oral surgery enabling them and their contributors, to bring a wealth of practical knowledge to this important aspect of patient care.
This superbly illustrated book presents the most current and comprehensive review of oral anatomy for clinicians and researchers alike.
In 26 chapters, the reader is taken on a unique anatomical journey, starting with the oral fissure, continuing via the maxilla and mandible to the tongue and floor of the mouth, and concluding with the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles.
Each chapter offers a detailed description of the relevant anatomical structures and their spatial relationships, provides quantitative morphological assessments, and explains the relevance of the region for clinical dentistry.
All dental health care professionals require a sound knowledge of anatomy for the purposes of diagnostics, treatment planning, and therapeutic intervention.
A full understanding of the relationship between anatomy and clinical practice is the ultimate objective, and this book will enable the reader to achieve such understanding as the basis for provision of the best possible treatment for each individual patient as well as recognition and comprehension of unexpected clinical findings.
This is the second of four volumes that together offer an authoritative, in-depth reference guide covering all aspects of the management of oral cancer from a multidisciplinary perspective and on the basis of a strong scientific foundation.
This volume addresses a range of management issues in oral cancer, from imaging and staging through to the roles of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Principles of ablative surgery are explained, and neck dissection and sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques, described.
Detailed consideration is also given to the management of complications, salvage surgery and re-radiation, the biologic basis of treatment failure, and emerging approaches to overcome treatment resistance.
The inclusion of resource-stratified guidelines will meet the needs of practitioners in different geographic regions with varying resources.
This book is a comprehensive guide to paediatric dental fear/anxiety (DFA) and phobia that will provide practitioners with a full understanding of the etiology, prevalence, assessment, and management of these conditions.
The coping styles of children when under stress are explored, with discussion of their relevance to the assessment visit and treatment allocation.
Practical treatment techniques are comprehensively covered, from non-pharmacological behavioural strategies relevant for children with no or mild DFA to those approaches more appropriate for children with severe DFA/phobia.
The importance of the use of language and communication skills to build rapport and allay anxiety is explored. Relaxation and hypnosis techniques are described, with guidance on how to introduce these to patients and their parents/carers.
Techniques that help children cope when receiving injections are detailed, including systematic needle desensitization; these provide practitioners with options to help resolve DFA and phobia regarding needles.
Intravenous sedation, including the challenge of cannulation, is covered comprehensively. Furthermore, cognitive behavioural therapy is presented, with suggestion of practical self-help material when appropriate.
The closing chapter looks to the future, discussing the barriers to and the changes required for the creation of more child-centred DFA services.
This book serves as a clinical guide to help the practitioner improve endodontic treatment outcomes.
It focuses on the various factors affecting the prognosis of endodontic treatments and on their impact on short-term and long-term results.
The text incorporates up-to-date knowledge, techniques and treatment protocols. Each chapter has been carefully chosen to address either foundational knowledge or a select aspect of endodontic treatment. The authors analyse the knowledge accumulated from a large number of outcome studies and provide the reader with a critical appraisal indicating the strengths and weaknesses of those studies.
This information is then used to make recommendations on how to predict the outcome of the intended treatment.
The authors emphasize that the endodontic prognosis is a multifactorial phenomenon, underscoring how various factors, singularly and in combination, influence the treatment outcome.
Readers are provided with tools to successfully assess the prognosis of the proposed treatment at the outset and to execute the planned treatment focused on optimal outcome.