Air abrasion

cojet air abrasion dentistry

Air abrasion use in dentistry Air abrasion use in dentistry is a nice tool with various applications from hygiene, clinical, and laboratory. What are the different materials in use for air abrasion? The material choice decides what the goal of air abrasion is. The more coarse material is the more it cuts into tooth structure. […]

Retrograde peri-implantitis

retrograde peri-implantitis dental implant

Retrograde peri-implantitis of dental implants Retrograde peri-implantitis, or implant periapical lesion, is a radiolucent lesion at the apical portion of a dental implant. Typically one will develop in the first few months post insertion. What is the cause of retrograde peri-implantitis? The cause is bone death and or infection and is multi-factorial. We believe this is […]

Dental implant checklist

dental implant checklist

Dental implant checklist and other dental procedural checklists Dental implant checklists are an important step to help ensure simple mistakes are made less frequently. Many of the small mistakes that can occur in the dental field are far from life threatening, but we need to take our our profession seriously. Why the need for an […]

Conservative endodontic access

stress concentration loading molar

Conservative endodontic access (Ninja access) Conservative endodontic access or ninja access is basically an access to complete a root canal that is very small. My bias is that most root canals we see fail do so from infection and likely ineffective cleansing. To limit ones ability to effectively clean out the inside to reduce the […]

Pulp cap

dental pulp cap

What is a dental pulp cap procedure? Dental pulp cap is the partial removal of the dental pulpal tissue and placement of a restorative material over the top of the exposure. Historically there are several pulp capping materials but today MTA and Biodentine dominate the direct pulp cap research Calcium hydroxide was traditionally the product […]

Dental pins

dental pins for crown

Dental pins, or dentin pins, for crowns and fillings Dental pin use is way down with the widespread use of composite bonding. However, there is still a place that they can be useful. Dental pins for crowns This is probably the most common use today for dental pins. There are times when a tooth has […]

Root amputation

root resection crown prep

What is a root amputation, root resection and a hemisection? Root amputation and root resection are synonyms for each other. Root resection and root hemisection are often found online together because the procedure itself is similar. However, the reason for using either treatment is very different. What’s a root resection or root amputation? A root […]

Dental pulp calcification

dental pulp calcification

Causes of dental pulp calcification Dental pulp calcification has several causes.  This page is for dentists to use as a quick reference for the non-traditional reasons, usually a medical condition. What do calcified dental pulp chambers look like? If you are a dentist this section is not important, as I am sure you are well […]

Venous lake healing

venous lake healing

Venous lake healing time Venous lake healing time varies from person to person. This is one of the top questions people want to know so we will cover some of the factors here. To learn much more about these lesions check out our venous lake page. Venous lake healing time factors There are many factors […]