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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
Root canals do not treat cavities. Neglected cavities that spread to the pulp of the tooth lead to an infection that necessitates a root canal. During the root canal, the decay is removed along with the infected pulp of the tooth and the sterile space is filled with an inert material. Following the root... Full Post
Following a root canal, the remaining tooth does not have a blood supply so it becomes brittle. A crown is used to cover the tooth; this can prevent the fracture of the tooth and it restores its normal anatomy. At times crowns are needed because the decay or fracture that lead to the root canal has... Full Post
If the baby tooth decay spreads to the adjacent teeth (in a mixed dentition- both baby and permanent teeth being present), the permanent teeth will decay as well. Remember tooth decay is a bacteria caused infection and it spreads through the oral cavity. Some research indicated that the bacteria... Full Post
If a tooth is infected and is to be saved, a root canal is the only available treatment. Usually a root canalled tooth will need to be restored via a crown. If one chooses not to have a root canal performed one a tooth, the tooth can be extracted and replaced with a dental implant. In most cases,... Full Post
Restoring via dental implants involves 2 stages.
The first stage can be performed by an oral surgeon, a periodontist, a specially trained endodontist, or even a general dentist. The res... Full Post
Immediate dentures can take time to get used to. During the adjustment period there can be some degree of discomfort but this is usually resolved during several follow up adjustment visits to your dentist. An implant supported denture is a better alternative to permanent full dentures.Full Post