Fed up with leaving every dental exam with bad news? It’s time to turn your oral care around. That’s not just about brushing and flossing – it’s about every choice you make for your mouth. Think about how much time you spend with food or liquid in your mouth every day. While this level of snacking [...] ... [Read article]Jul 22, 2014 08:54 PM
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I placed an implant on #13 [maxillary left second premolar; 25] about a year ago without any complications. The implant appeared to be fully integrated without any signs of disease. The abutment screw is torqued down completely and is as solid as a rock. Radiographically all signs are normal. But as soon as I inserted the prosthetic component, the patient start complaining of pain at the site of the implant. Distance from the implant to sinus is 2-2.5mm. There is no evidence of intraoral swelling or erythema at the implant site and no inflammation. There is impingement on the gingiva and the occlusion had been relieved. I removed the crown and replace it with the healing cap.
We all have those times when we’re seeking some kind of life change. It can make a difference to shake things up, and to gain a new lease on life. But finding that source of renewed enthusiasm can be easier said than done. What if a dramatic transformation were possible with just one simple visit [...] ... [Read article]Jul 21, 2014 08:01 AM
At this point, retreatment or surgery are the options to preserve the tooth. With a crown, not needing to be replaced, a long post and overfilled gutta percha – which can be difficult to retrieve, we considered a surgical approach. Since this is a second molar, the buccal bone is too thick to allow for [...] ... [Read article]Jul 10, 2014 11:14 PM
Choosing your toothpaste isn’t something you need to fret over every time you decide to make the purchase. But since tooth brushing is something (hopefully) you do so often… it makes sense to understand a bit about how your choice might be influenced by your mouth-health, Social Media, and the television ads you watch. ... [Read article]Jul 8, 2014 06:11 AM