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Root resection and hemisection

root resection crown prep

What is a root resection and a hemisection? Root resection and 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? A root resection is the surgical removal of one root of a tooth, leaving the healthy root of […]

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 […]

Microwave denture

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Can I microwave my denture? – How to microwave dentures. Can you microwave a denture? Well, not only can you, but you probably should to help clean it! However, with newer materials coming out all the time it is hard to say with any certainty if your  particular denture has research behind it and is […]

G6PD deficiency

G6PD deficiency

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency) in dentistry G6PD deficiency is a genetic condition that causes the red blood cells to lyse more easily. It is likely an evolutionary development to malaria, as we find the trait in individuals whose ancestors are from parts of the world with malaria. G6PD deficiency impact on dental care There […]

Spring cantilever bridge

spring cantilever bridge

What is a spring cantilever bridge? A spring cantilever bridge is one of those things that you might run into once in your career. They were never popular even in pre-dental implant days, but had their place. Spring cantilever bridge rationale The spring cantilever bridge replaces a single upper tooth that is lost. It can […]

Radiopaque jaw lesions

idiopathic osteosclerosis

Radiopaque lesions of the jaw Radiopaque lesion or area found on an x-ray? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. Be aware most of these are bet guesses and not biopsy confirmed, as most do not warrant that. We have a post for radiolucent lesions on panos as well with […]

Gum graft

periodontal plastic surgery terms

Soft tissue graft – Periodontal soft tissue grafting – Gum graft Soft tissue graft procedures can fix many tooth and implant issues. Free gingival graft FGG Subepithelial connective tissue graft Tunnel connective tissue graft The methods to accomplish a tunnel connective tissue graft vary. We have a page on tunnel connective tissue graft. Coronally advanced […]

Brown spots on teeth near gums

Brown spots on teeth near gums

Brown spots on teeth near gums? What are the brown spots? Brown spots on teeth near gums is something we hear from some potential patients. So what are they? Browns spots on teeth near gums can be one of several things. The most common thing that these brown spots end up being is decay. The […]

Dental anxiety

dental anxiety

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 […]