Devasya Ashwin

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BACKGROUND Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis or hypomobility involves fusion of the mandibular condyle to the base of the skull. It is a major clinical problem that affects many patients suffering from facial trauma, infection, or systemic disease. The treatment of TMJ ankylosis poses a significant challenge because of technical difficulties and a(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the caries risk based on the salivary levels of streptococcus mutans in children of 6-12 years of age group before and after consuming probiotic ice-cream containing Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 and Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5. MATERIALS AND METHODS A double blind, placebo controlled trial was carried out in 60 children aged(More)
BACKGROUND Dental caries is one of the most common health problems in the world. Probiotics are one the various preventive methods to reduce dental caries. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of probiotic ice cream and drink on salivary Streptococcus mutans levels in children of 6-12 years age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS A three phase(More)
INTRODUCTION Mandibular defects usually involve a combination of osseous and soft tissue deficiency and are among the most challenging problems in maxillofacial surgery, many options are available for mandibular reconstruction. One of the options discussed in literature recently being distraction osteogenesis. AIM AND OBJECTIVE The aims and objectives of(More)
Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) IV is a rare autosomal recessive disorder which is characterized by a decrease in the number of myelinated and non-myelinated nerve fibers of peripheral nerves which causes diminished or absent pain sensation leading to increase in self-mutilative habits. A retrospective study of eight cases ranging from(More)
AIM The aim of this study is retrospective analysis of ocular injuries after maxillofacial trauma reporting to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at V.S. Dental College and Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of ocular injuries following facial trauma from 2008 to 2013. (More)
BACKGROUND The overall health, well-being, education, learning abilities, development of children, families, and communities can be affected by oral health. However in the developing nations, the importance of oral health in comparison to general health is minimal. The objective was to evaluate and compare the oral health problems in relation to general(More)
INTRODUCTION An earlier epidemiological study by these authors revealed fluorosis at very low levels of fluoride concentrations in drinking water. AIM The objective of present study was to investigate risk factors of dental fluorosis in permanent teeth in the villages of northern Karnataka, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present survey was carried out(More)
OBJECTIVES Gingival recession is the term used to characterize the apical shift of the marginal gingiva from its normal position on the crown of the tooth. It is frequently observed in adult subjects. The occurrence and severity of the gingival recession present considerable differences between populations. To prevent gingival recession from occurring, it(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study is to compare subciliary incision and 'sutureless' transconjunctival incision in the treatment of infraorbital rim fractures. MATERIALS AND METHOD In this prospective study, 40 patients with fractures of the infraorbital rim were selected and divided into 2 groups using random sampling technique. Group A patients were treated(More)