Tag: dental

Methemoglobinemia and Dentistry: A Potentially Lethal Combination

This post is intended to be a refresher on the causes, complications, and treatment of Methemoglobinemia –which can occur because of certain medications in dentistry. Methemoglobinemia is “A condition in which a higher-than-normal amount of methemoglobin is found in the blood. Methemoglobin is a… Continue Reading “Methemoglobinemia and Dentistry: A Potentially Lethal Combination”

Busting Wives Tales: Crushed Aspirin for a Toothache

Aspirin is a Non-Steroirdal Anti-Inflammatory or NSAID, commonly used for everyday aches and pains. Some people are also prescribed this drug to manage the risk of heart attack. So besides taking this over-the-counter drug for cardiovascular reasons, it might make sense to take it… Continue Reading “Busting Wives Tales: Crushed Aspirin for a Toothache”

What The Dentist Sees in Your X-rays

A series of photos below will walk you through the progression of some cavities, and what we are looking out for after your most common X-rays. Now you know what to look for at your next cleaning and exam appointment with your dentist when… Continue Reading “What The Dentist Sees in Your X-rays”

So You Lost Your Tooth

You’re putting up the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving (hopefully) and, while carefully placing ornaments, you turn around to be greeted by your kid swinging a branch. You look down to reveal your front tooth in your hand and you’ve quickly realized what has happened… Continue Reading “So You Lost Your Tooth”

Let’s Talk Fluoride

I have a patient at least once a week tell me they don’t use fluoridated toothpaste, and I promptly ask them to divulge why. Let’s talk about why dentists recommend the use of fluoride and why I believe you should use it, too. What… Continue Reading “Let’s Talk Fluoride”

Sensitive After a Filling?

‘Well it didn’t start hurting until you started messing with it!’ We get this as dental professionals a lot. And we understand. Let’s talk about why post-operative sensitivity can happen and why it (usually) isn’t something to worry about. What Is Post-Operative Sensitivity? A… Continue Reading “Sensitive After a Filling?”

What Is Oil Pulling?

Charcoal toothpaste, sucking on lemons, placing aspirin in your mouth – there’s never a shortage of new tips and tricks in dentistry. There’s always going to be changes and claims in medicine as well as new methods to treating disease. It’s our job as… Continue Reading “What Is Oil Pulling?”

How Long Will My Crown Last?

More often than not, patients ask me how long their restorations will last. Why should they get a crown when they have a filling that’s doing just fine? There’s a lot of factors that go into the treatment plan a dental practitioner creates, but… Continue Reading “How Long Will My Crown Last?”

What Is Combination Syndrome?

The study of prosthodontics allows us to create appliances for those who are missing teeth, and give those who are edentulous a chance to speak and chew properly again. Edentulism (the process of losing teeth) comes with it a host of issues – the… Continue Reading “What Is Combination Syndrome?”

Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19

The coronavirus outbreak has been at the forefront of news each week since what seems like forever, and I don’t anticipate the news slowing down anytime soon. Fortunately, new breakthroughs in vaccines have calmed the storm – though reports of new strains and new… Continue Reading “Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19”