Teeth may be affected by caries, teeth may be broken, or missing, or teeth may be irregularly placed in the jaws, or the patient may have no teeth at all in the mouth. ... The so called wisdom teeth are quite often impacted inside the jaw bone like this. Quite often the bony socket after removing the teeth gets infected, and is very painful. This is known as dry socket. ... splints, eyelet wiring, a jaw fixation instruments are some of the things that are used for treating the fractures of the jaws.
|Title||:||Essentials of Dental Materials|
|Publisher||:||JAYPEE BROTHERS PUBLISHERS - 2002-01-01|