I have also, all the while, practiced in Manhattan, mostly in a multi-specialty group setting, where I consider myself to be a senior diagnostician and clinician.
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace t...Full Article
What a great and important question. Diabetes has become epidemic in the US. As it relates to dentistry, it is a two way problem. First, diabetes can cause one to be more likely to develop gum disease, especially if the diabetes in poorly controlled. Second, the inflammation of gum disease can cause... Full Post
Tooth whitening is a process of removing discolorations from the tooth. It has become synonymous with "bleaching". Enamel is a porous and translucent material. It absorbs stain and allows the underlying, darker dentin to show through to various degrees. As the enamel thins out, the underlying tooth... Full Post
While the final say should be your physician, I find that most physicians don't appreciate what dentists really do. In general, as long as your INR is stable and not above 2.5 there is no need to stop any anticoagulation medication prior to root canal or for that matter even sith a simple extraction.... Full Post
Great question since many dentists don't understand the relationship. Dental Schools notoriously and shamefully do not teach orthodontics to their dental students. Only with advanced education can a dentist learn orthodontics.
I became a much better diagnostician and clinician after learning orthodontics.... Full Post
Hypnosis is used in dentistry, though it is rare to find a practitioner who does a lot of it. I used to do it and stopped because it just took too long and I wasn't doing enough of it to stay current. It can be a very effective technique.
Most dentists who are concerned about pain management use... Full Post
When you remove a splinter from your finger, pressing on it afterwards still causes an ache. That's the same thing that happens after a root canal. The area is sore and biting on it will make it ache. You won't have any temperature sensitivity, just the ache when chewing or biting on it. The sensation... Full Post