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Volume 10, Issue 4 - December, 2015

  • Volume 10, Issue 4
  • Dentistry ranked No 3 job in 2014 by US news and world report, has recently been ranked No 1 job in 2015 by the same source.
    The improvement of this profession due its development to many factors going from the longer-living population demands for beautiful teeth and healthy oral cavity getting to the updates of the dental care methods enriching dentists’ knowledge and solutions.

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    The first appointment is surely the one that will decide and govern the way your patients look at you, and will also help you in deciding your treatment and time plan for each patient... There are no rules that you can always follow for everybody... Think about each patient as a unique case and set the rules accordingly.

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    This paper describes the conservative treatment of a cervical root resorption defect with premixed bioceramic putty. The patient presented with a sinus tract associated with a cervical resorptive defect. Usually these lesions are treated with an external approach that results in destruction of the marginal attachment. After disinfection, a new pre – mixed bioceramic material that does not discolor was used internally to seal the defect. Follow up shows that the sinus tract is not present and that there is bone fill in adjacent to the bioceramic material. Clinically the tooth has maintained its natural color.

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    Hemangiomas are lesions that are not present at birth. They manifest within the first month of life, exhibit a rapid proliferative phase, and slowly involute to near complete resolution. Hemangiomas exhibit both a proliferating phase and an involution phase, whereas vascular malformations are more stable and fail to regress.


    Patients and methods: The retrospective study was done on ninety patients with hemangiomas, eighty patients treated with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection at age 6 years to 45 years and ten patients who were treated surgically considered as a control group at al-sadder teaching hospital –Al Najaf and department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Kufa, college of dentistry 2007 to 2014.


    Results: Examined group eighty patients with hemangiomas were treated with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection thirty six cases were male and forty four cases were female. our results revealed that (10-19) years was most common age group with heamangiomas twenty cases and revealed that females were most common than males forty four cases which were complaint heamangiomas.


    Discussion: our results revealed that (10-19) years was most common age group with heamangioma twenty cases (25%) and revealed that females was most common than males forty four cases (55%) which was in agreement with Zheng Jia-wei et al. 2008 reported that females are affected more often than males and in agreement with Steven Brett Sloan et al. 2012, they reported that Heamangioma are approximately 3-5 times more common in females than in males.


    Conclusions: The treatment of heamangioma is dependent on stages of growth, primary site, size and depth of heamangioma. Each treatment option has limited therapeutic benefit with its own side-effect profile and risks. There is no gold-standard treatment applicable to all patients.


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