1 visit vs 2 visit root canal The 1 visit vs 2 visit root canal treatment debate depends a lot on who you ask but the research is pretty clear. The 1 visit root canal treatment performs better in all categories. Our protocol of 1 visit vs 2 visit root canal. As of 9/8/13 I […]
Platform Switching Research .4mm or more seems to be the number Systemic Review Shows platform switching is favorable Monje 2015 JOMI Platform Switching works. .4mm or greater but survival same Lit review by Atieh and Ibrahim Shifts inflammation away allowing CT extend coronally past microgap Cochran 2013 “platform switching, seems to provoke a circular […]
A Venous Lake is a small vascular lesion most commonly seen on the lower lip. It does not necessitate removal and is of no medical risk to the individual that has it. A definitive way to ensure that it is a venous lake formation and not something else is to place pressure on it and […]
Methlyene blue can really help! So this patient had a root canal done a week prior by a local endodontist. Tooth had a small fracture which is why the nerve was injured and why required a root canal. The endodontist did a fabulous job and found and cleansed and shaped the MB2, which unfortunately a […]
Every year we provide lunch for the Cosley Classic Golf Outing at Arrowhead that raises money for the local zoo. Although neither Dr. D or myself are avid or even decent golfers we always take 2 foursomes of patients and “compete”. We have manged to win best dressed a few times but that is all. […]
We would have never helped get to the bottom of the issue without the advantage of both an ortho and a general dentist working together in the same place. We are so happy we could help!
I have found working “super fast” is critical with young children. Seeing the attention span of my own young ones and being the oldest of 5 children growing up I feel speed is critical when treating children. We use very strong topical gels and give the injection in 2 steps. With this technique the […]
Thank you guys! Dr. Dettmer is a fantastic dentist and I am honored that he has passed the torch to me and that so many of the families feel the same way you guys do. Thanks again and we did have a nice lunch at Wok-n-fire with the family!
Don had his dental implants placed by Dr. Bauer and restored by Dr. Bauer after living with a space for over 40 years! He was pretty excited to finally have a tooth there and said we should take a picture or something after we were all done. So we did! Thank you Don for being […]
Best treatment, like most, is prevention. Using a side-vented needle with the correct pump technique should prevent this from ever happening. Signs of extrusion of NaOCl into the periapical tissue and beyond are failure of solution to continue to flow out endo access, intense bleeding, and perhaps a burning sensation to the patient. Step-by-step Aspirate […]
Thanks Donalyn your smile really turned out beautifully!
Dental crown survival rates Dental crown categories can be sub-divided into porcelain fused to metal 3,2 (many different types of metal being used), porcelain fused to ceramic (alumina and zirconia but really just zirconia), metal crowns 4 (many types), ceramic crowns 1 (also many types), and the newest form of ceramic/resin hybrids (also many types). […]
I have found this to be a major issue in our field and it seems to be getting worse. The problem is that the corporate offices tend to hire, for lack of a better term, temporary dentists. Rarely will you find a place where the doctor has been there more than 3 years. Typically they […]
Dental Implant Torque Guide Dental implant torque guide is a quick cheat sheet that provides most of the popular denatl implant system torque recommendations. Torque guides are great but how accurate is your dental torque wrench? Basically they are almost all wrong most of the time. Albayrak JPD 2017 Styles of dental torque wrenches There […]