Implant drilling

dental implant drilling technique

What is the ideal dental implant drilling technique? Dental implant drilling techniques vary from system to system. So what is the ideal form one implant may not be ideal for another. Furthermore bone density plays a role in dermingin ideal implant drilling technique too. However, there are some general guidelines that are useful. Forward drilling […]

Scaling Root Planing

scaling and root planing

What is SRP, scaling and root planing, or more commonly known as a deep cleaning? Scaling and root planing is a procedure we do for individuals with some level of periodontal disease. So first off we will describe what periodontal disease is. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection, and the number one […]

First bite syndrome

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What is first bite syndrome? First bite syndrome is an orofacial pain condition that does exactly what is says. The patient feels pain when they first bite something or first taste something. It usually comes after surgery to the parapharyngeal space. Other difficult conditions in dentistry that may be similar to first bite syndrome. This […]

Implant seating jig

Implant seating jig

How do you make an implant seating jig? Implant seating jigs are very useful for dentists to help them more quickly seat an implant case. What is an implant seating jig? An implant seating jig is an acrylic (typically) sleeve that wraps around the custom implant abutment and the teeth in the area. It allows […]

Angioedema after dental treatment

angioedema in dental care treatment

What to do about angioedema from dental care? Angioedema can be the result of dental care. Whether it is from the physical trauma or emotional stress of the event is unclear but it is a known risk. Why is it important for a dentist to know about angioedema? There are instances of patient death following […]

Radix root

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What is a radix root? Radix root is a term for an extra distal root on a lower molar tooth. What is the research on radix roots? The radix root is much more prominent in the Asian population. Less than 1% of Venezuelans have one but 22% of Chinese have one. Martins JOE 2022 Korean […]

File separation

root canal file separation

What to do about an endodontic file separation? Endodontic file separation during a root canal can and does occur. So what can we do about and what should we do about it? What happens when you have an root canal file separation? The first thing we will do is evaluate the situation. As you can […]

Rosen screw powerball screw MUA

rosen screws

What are Rosen and Powerball screws? Direct to MUA screws, like Rosen screws and Powerball screws, allow direct to MUA connection without the titanium base (titanium chimney). These screws ideally allow for the elimination of the titanium base or titanium chimney in an all on x prosthesis. Why direct to MUA? The argument for these […]