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3D printed dental crowns

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Where are we with 3D printed dental crowns? 3D printing of dental crowns has a good chance of being the future of dental care. Are we there yet though? What materials can we 3D print a crown in? Several companies have FDA approval for 3D printing dental crowns. The ADA has made some minor changes […]


Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

What is hypoplasia of the teeth? Hypoplasia is a fairly common condition dentists see. However, there are different kinds and different causes. Turner’s tooth hypoplasia Turner’s tooth is a specific type of hypoplasia that is the result of an infection in a primary tooth. Enamel hypomineralization vs hypoplasia. Enamel hypomineralization describes the quality of the […]


Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

What is barodontalgia? Barodontalgia is pain that occurs as pressure changes. Other difficult conditions in dentistry that may be similar to barodontalgia. This is the 10th in a series of multiple post series about orofacial pain with difficult to diagnosis or unusual origin. Cracked tooth syndrome Trigeminal neuralgia Atypical odontalgia Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis or NICO […]

Operculum removal

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Looking for the operculum removal ADA dental code? Operculum removal dental code is D7971. What is an operculum? Operculum is the name we give to tissue covering a partially erupted tooth. We often see this on lower back molars of younger adults and kids. What is the cost to remove the operculum? You will need […]

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 […]

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 […]

Short dental implants

short dental implants

What is the current thinking on short dental implant? Short dental implants will continue to grow in popularity as they offer a lot of advantages. Where and when we can use them effectively will continue to be an issue that we research. Short dental implant research Short dental implants are a suitable alternative.  Tong IJOMI […]

White spot removal

remove white spots on teeth

How do you remove white spots on teeth? To remove white spots on teeth we need to remove the enamel and replace it in some manner. Methods for tooth removal of the white spot. The main methods for enamel removal is mechanical or chemical. Chemical removal is often called microabrasion. This technique is nice for […]

Deep interproximal cavities

Deep interproximal cavities

Tips and tricks on how to fill deep interproximal cavities Deep interproximal cavities are tricky to repair for several reasons. So what can you do to make live easier on yourself when restoring deep decay? Bone removal Removing some bone in the area of the decay may be necessary. We have found doing a separate […]


Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

ADA dental code updates for 2022 ADA dental code updates by category. Most of the changes are nomenclature or grammar and we will not discuss those changes. Endodontic code changes for 2022 A new code for the temporary we place after doing a root canal now exists. The code is D3911. Also a dental code […]

Andrew’s bridge

andrews bridge

What is an Andrew’s bridge in dentistry? Andrew’s bridge is the name of a removable partial overdenture that uses teeth for support. Some appear to use implants as support as well. It appears and functions in a very similar manner to a Hadar bar. When is a good time to consider an Andrew’s bridge? When […]