A 42 yr old, white, female presented for evaluation of #22. She was asymptomatic, with a prior RCT on #22. A large nodular, irregular, radiopacity found within a large radiolucent area on the periapical radiograph. Tooth is normal to palpation, percussion and probings. ... [Read article]Mar 2, 2015 10:02 PM
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No doubt you listened to the radio or television news today with a double take whut-What? There’s a Yale study that just came out which links the incidence of meningiomas to the frequency of dental radiographs taken during childhood? Your gentle ionizing beam of extrasensory perception is….BEING CRITICIZED? Yes, yes it is. But have no fear, because the research, my friend, is also having its validity questioned. Supposedly there’s a significant likelihood of being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor if you grew up going to the dentist regularly and having periodic x-rays. This tumor, called a meningioma, is usually asymptomatic, and the vast majority of the time is discovered only when a person has a routine CT scan.
The purpose of The Daily Grind is to offer readers a glimpse into the life of general dentists practicing today. Each post offers a perspective on managing a dental practice or balancing a life outside of the practice. The Daily Grind is written by several general dentist and student members of the Academy of General [...] ... [Read article]Feb 25, 2015 09:11 AM
Most children go to the dentist for a regular teeth cleaning or perhaps to fill a cavity. But for 11-year-old Journee Woodard, a trip to the dentist may end up saving her life. Woodard was sitting in the dentist’s chair when the dental hygienist noticed something odd, not with the child’s teeth, but her eyes. “She [...] ... [Read article]Feb 12, 2015 07:19 PM
The next time a patient innocently asks me, “What’s the best toothpaste to use?” I’m going to unleash a whole Chunky Soup can of “You Want The Truth? You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!” Gosh, that’s such an overused movie quote. Sorry about that, but still. If you’re a dental professional, isn’t this the most annoying question [...] ... [Read article]Jan 4, 2015 04:01 PM