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Tongue – Parts, Functions, Muscles

Tongue is the most agile, adept and versatile appendage in the human body. It is essential for mastication, deglutition, taste and speech. Tongue has no internal bony skeletal base,  it is a mass of muscle that must provide its own unique skeletal base. It is partly oral and partly pharyngeal in position. It is attached …

Tooth Mobility – Causes, Treatment

Introduction Healthy gums and teeth are essential for the power of speech and beautiful smile. “Mouth is the mouthpiece of mind”. Mobile teeth are concerned not only for the patient, but also to the dentist, because it is the critical stage where the tooth lies between two “S” i.e. to be saved or sacrificed. Tooth …

Local Anesthesia – Advantages, Ideal Properties

INTRODUCTION                An anesthesia is derived from the word (an-without Aisthetos-sensation it was given by oliver bendel in 1846.) Local anesthesia is a state of controllable,reversible insensibility in which sensory perception and motor responses are both markedly depressed. where as analgesia is the temporary abolition or diminution of pain …

What are the Muscles of Mastication?

Introduction: The muscles of mastication are very important for the functions of the jaws and the supporting structures. These help in various movements of the mandible during different functions and they are mostly chewing, swallowing and sometimes in actions like yawning and coughing. It is difficult to say that any one individual muscle is responsible …