Dentosphere Gems - Must Know Points in Oral Surgery


1. The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency due to decreased intake of essential compounds, viz. vitamin B1, B6, B12, iron, vitamin C.

2. The most commonly used Bard Parker Blade handle in oral surgery is no. 3.

3. Lagenbeck's retractor is the most commonly used retractor in oral surgery.

4. There are three work principles applicable to the elevators, viz. Lever principle, Wedge principle and Wheel and axle principle. Lever principle is the most commonly used principle.

5. The half circle curved needles are the most commonly used needles in oral surgical procedures.

6. Vicryl plus antibacterial suture is the world’s first and only antibacterial suture, which offers protection against bacterial colonization of the suture. It contains Triclosan which is a broad spectrum antibacterial agent and effective against the most common pathogens associated with surgical site infections.

7. Interrupted Suture is the most commonly used Suture.

8. Tetracyclines are the most common antibiotics responsible for causing superinfection, because they cause marked suppression of the normal intestinal flora.

9. The dentigerous cyst is the most common type of developmental odontogenic cyst, making up about 20 percent of all epithelium lined cysts of the jaws.

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