I practice general dentistry, and am privileged by the trust patients have in me. I constantly enjoy learning by partaking in numerous continuing education courses per year and try to keep abreast of all aspects of general practice.
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, once-a-year dental cleaning may be enough to prevent gum disease that leads to tooth loss, according to a new study.
"Twice-yearly cleanings have been recommended for over 50 years without supporting evidence,...Full Article
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.
"You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less t...Full Article
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
Gingivitis if left untreated will progress into periodontitis. Periodontitis is classified from mild to severe (or advanced periodontitis.) If left untreated periodontitis can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Gum disease, or periodontitis is diagnosed quantitatively (measuring of "pocket depths", c... Full Post
In addition to the previous answers, oral rinses are a good adjunct (not substitute), too. Non-alcohol containing rinses are recommended. Furthermore, limit the amount of sodas (acidity), and sugar (cavities) in your diet. That's very important for overall health as well. It is very important the... Full Post
Tooth removal (or, extraction) works either 'simply' or 'surgically.' Simple extractions are typically those teeth that are quite loose (held in soft tissue or minimal amount of bone) remember the top part of the tooth could be very loose from fracture or decay, but that doesn't necessarily mean... Full Post
The process may involve local anesthesia and removal by a dental forcep or sometimes just elevating the tooth out as Dr. De Vizio just mentioned. Furthermore, the extraction site may not need a clotting foam (or plug) or suture for closure. The site could heal in lesser time vs. a surgical extraction.... Full Post
Generally speaking, a general dentist, oral surgeon, periodontist, or prosthodontist can place implants. Endodontists (root canal specialists) are acquiring knowledge and experience in implant therapy. The key here is understanding that there is a surgical (or placement) phase and restorative phase... Full Post