Monthly Archives: May 2011

What Is the Process for Permanent Dentures?

Permanent dentures are the dentures that are fixed to the tooth, teeth, root stumps, or implants in the mouth. Therefore, it is not removable. It has various names – overdenture, hybrid denture and telescopic denture. Continue reading

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Complications

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There might be complications after any kind of extraction including wisdom teeth extraction. It is either due to the natural of the surgery itself or due to insufficient experience by the clinician.

1.       Soft tissue injury – The flap that the dentist raised ( cut so that the he can visualize and access to the embedded wisdom tooth) might be tear off during the procedure,it might be due to inadequate size of the flap or he uses excessive force to retract the flap. To manage it, the clinician will smoothen the edges and suture back the flap. The rotating bur that the dentist uses to remove bone to allow removal of your wisdom tooth might injures your lips or any soft tissues if he is not careful.  If it happens, Vaseline or any antibiotic ointment can be applied to cool that area and it can heal around 5 to 10 days time.To prevent any scarring or to decrease healing time, you can keep the injured area moist. Continue reading

Symptoms and How to Cure a Gum Abscess/Periodontal abscess

A periodontal abscess is a localized area of inflammation in which there is formation of pus has take place in our periodontal tissues.  Periodontal tissues consist of gingiva, cementum, alveolar bone, and the periodontal ligament.


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What Is the Purpose of a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment (RCT) is a procedure whereby the pulp of the tooth is extirpated, and filled with suitable filling materials to replace the pulp. It is also known as endodontic therapy, and the sole purpose for endodontic therapy is to remove all the inflamed and necrotic tissues in the pulp, as well as the bacterial component, making the pulp and the root canals of the tooth as clean as possible. Continue reading

What Is the Difference in a Dental Bridge and a Removable Partial Denture?

When a tooth or multiple teeth are missing, there are a few options for the patient to replace it/them. Two of the most common choices are either by fabricating a bridge, or a removable partial denture (RPD). These two are different in terms of aesthetic and functional aspects, and hence, they have their own indications, as well as advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading