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General Dentistry News

Root Canals

Root Canals

Unfortunately, the term “root canal” has received an unsavory reputation which is truly not justified.  In most cases, but not all, a patient is experiencing some significant pain and its elimination requires root canal therapy.  Later, the patient remembers how uncomfortable they were and repeats to friends and family that...

Trench Mouth – Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

What is Trench Mouth? Is Trench Mouth Contagious? Trench mouth is also known as Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, or simply A-NUG. Acute usually means painful and sudden onset. Necrotizing means necrotic or dying tissue. Ulcerative means painful ulcers. Gingivitis means inflamed or infected gums. It is usually accompanied by halitosis...

Preventative Dentistry News

3 d x-rays

3 D X-rays

The dental cone beam CT is a unique kind of x-ray equipment which is used when regular 2 D x-rays are not sufficient. The CT, often called “cat,” stands for Computed Tomography. It produces 3 D images of your teeth and bone, even showing the tissues and pathways of the...

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Fluoride Varnish is A New and Better Modality

Fluoride Varnish Benefits of Fluoride Varnish Application of fluoride varnish onto a tooth keeps fluoride in actual contact with the surface of the tooth for a longer period of time and therefore enhances its beneficial effects. Fluoride varnish actually tastes better and can easily be applied by the assistant rather...

Other Dentistry News

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are now considered standard dental treatment.  Most general dentists, oral surgeons, prothodontists, and periodontists are skilled in the placement of implants.  One of the significant considerations is the amount of available bone to receive and hold the implants.  If there is adequate bone, the implants can easily become...

Orthodontics, Making Beautiful Faces from Poorly Aligned Teeth

Orthodontics, Properly Aligned Teeth Bring Huge Benefits to Appearance, Health, and Life-Style. It is said that approximately 25% of the population are in need of orthodontic treatment to one degree or another. The orthodontist, sometimes with the assistance of an oral surgeon (orthognatic surgery), treats both tooth alignment and facial...