Root canals procedure is usually a painless treatment just like fillings or crowns. During the procedure, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.
Sports Injuries and TMJ . It’s very common that sports injuries to the head result in chipped, broken or avulsed teeth and even fractured or broken bones including the jaws. The jaw joint or TMJ is also susceptible to sport injuries. In some cases, your muscles or ligaments in your face may be torn or injured from getting hit in the face – even if the bones aren’t broken.
A Snap On Smile is a removable dental appliance that is made of a crystallized acetyl-resin that is durable and stain resistant. It is used to improve dental cosmetics over a short period of time.
Early Childhood Dental Care. When to take your child to the pediatric dentist? According to the American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry, parents should take their child in for a dental examination when the first tooth appears or no later than their child’s first birthday. Most parents however, believe that baby teeth are not that important because the teeth get loose and fall out, right?
Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry . There are several ways to sedate a child during a dental procedure. One of the most common methods is nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. It makes the patient feel more relaxed. There is no long lasting effect of nitrous.
Concern about mercury in amalgam. The controversy over amalgam centers on how much mercury fillings released and how much the body absorbs. Studies have shown that the amount of mercury you are exposed to from your fillings is less than the amount that most people are exposed to in their daily environment or in the food they eat.