How the dental office can help with dental anxiety Dental anxiety is arguably the number one cause people do not come to the dental office. Anything the office can do to help with this anxiety will help both the patient and the dentist. How can staff help with dental anxiety? The first step is empathy […]
Tips on how to find a good dentist Below is the text we have on a moving away page we give to patients that are leaving the area for good. Usually this is given to retired individuals that are moving away, but anyway can use these tips to help find a good dentist. Finding a […]
The endodontic file use for extraction of a root tip Endodontic file use for the extraction of a separated root tip is a great trick to have when a small section of a tooth root breaks off and seems unretreivable without a lot of sweat or bone removal. How do you use the endodontic file […]
What is that radiolucency on your pano? Radiolucency on pano? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. A radiolucency found on pano is a regular finding in dentistry. So what is the radiolucency that you found on the pano? Typically you can decide by location what the lesion is, but […]
Filling not even close to where it should be When composite is placed on the tops of teeth where it should not be it will interfere with the bite. This will cause symptoms similar to the symptoms of someone needing a root canal. It needs to be adjusted back to where it belongs.
Enlarged tongue An enlarged tongue can be a natural process or a sign of something. This post is simply here to provide a differential diagnosis for those with enlarged tongues. Enlarged tongue differential diagnosis Most will be simply enlarged because the patient has been living without posterior teeth and the tongue has grown to fill […]
Dental Implants that shouldn’t work There are dental implants that should not be stable yet hold up well for years. The healing ability and individual response to the implant play a big role in the success or failure of a dental implant. Dental implants that aren’t in bone Before CBCT there was really no way […]
Organizations that dentists can volunteer their time to Freedom Day USA, a national Thank You Movement for the members of our military and their immediate families, along with Veterans. Each business participant is providing a thank you gift, in the form of free services, goods, discounts, and various other offers. A complete list of local […]
Blue spot on lip? Blue spot on lip and looking for a treatment? It may be a venous lake that we treat on a regular basis with one of our dental lasers. Blue spot on lip treatment For more information on venous lake treatment check our page on venous lake lesions. The basics are that […]
Dental tourism risks and dental implant dental tourism risks Dental tourism risks are very real and there is no recourse for patients that have bad work or end up with major infections or permanent damage or nerve damage. All on 4 and dental implants are the highest risk of having major problems. Most patients looking […]
Black band on an extracted tooth? A black band on an extracted tooth is most often seen from tetracycline staining. Typically we see it on a wisdom tooth of a young adult or late teen that took acne medication. What causes the black staining on the extracted tooth? The primary cause is tetracycline or similar […]
Creating a boxer mouth guard or MMA fighter mouth guard Boxer mouth guard and MMA mouth guard fabrication is different than a typical mouth guard that we create. How is a MMA mouth guard or boxer mouth guard different than a traditional mouth guard? Boxers and MMA mouth guards and are totally different than the […]
Are you getting food under your all on 4? Food under all on 4? We can fix the issue of getting food under your all on 4. Why are you getting food under your all on 4? This is a common issue seen with many of the acrylic all on 4 prosthesis out there. There […]
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