People with diabetes, especially whose blood sugar levels are poorly controlled, are more likely to get gum infection (periodontitis). Gum infection destroys the bone and ligament, which hold the teeth in place, resulting in tooth loss if not treated.
General anesthesia is way of effectively sedate a patient “unconsciousness” to complete dental treatment.
The electric toothbrush has been marketed since the 50’s, designed for everyone. Especially for patients with special problems, like excessive bleeding, periodontal disease, or poor manual dexterity.
Supernumerary “extra” teeth is the result of continued multiplying of baby or permanent Teeth buds, which result in normal looking teeth or small tiny teeth.
Canker sores are ulcers of the mouth that affect millions of Americans every year causing pain and discomfort. The cause of canker sores is unknown but several factors have been identified. Normally, the canker sores heal after 7-10 days.
Whitening (bleaching) is a simple procedure that can be done at the dentist office or at home. During the procedure a solution of hydrogen peroxide is applied to lighten the discolored and darkened teeth.
Frenectomy is a dental procedure in which frenum is removed. Frenum is a small portion or a fold which holds the organ in the body and prevents it moving too far. There are several methods in order to perform this process. The lingual frenectomy, in which the frenum of the tongue is removed, is done in a medical condition which is known as ankyloglossia (limited tongue mobility). The removal of frenum of lips is called as labial frenectomy.
It is a system that sends images of the patient's teeth to a computer monitor, while the patient is still sitting in the dental chair, by placing a small sensor in the patient's mouth. The sensor will read the x-ray beam and record it as an image on the computer.
A picture showing the anatomy of the oral cavity.
Cad / cam is a computerized tool that will allow the dentist to custom-fabricate tooth colored restoration in the dental office and cement it, in one appointment.