Picture this: After lunch, you and a few friends decide to go for a walk through the park. The sun is shining and, as people picnic and dogs chase after tennis balls, a live band starts to play a familiar melody. Then, just as you’re about to tell your friends how nice of a day […]
We all know dental health is important to our overall health as adults, but what about children?
Oral health is also very important in children and starting healthy habits at an early age can make all the difference!
This is from our friends Steven Kendrick, DDS; and David Wong, DDS Inside Dentistry Abstract The process for deciding when to restore or extract a tooth is often a “gray area” based mostly on clinical experience and rough predications on the long-term prognosis of the tooth in question. As a result, the clinician often makes […]
An immediate dental implant requires planning and skill, in fact it requires team work between the patient – restorative dentist, implant surgeon and laboratory technician. There is no question that given the current state of the art in dentistry, that dental implants are pretty much the best way to replace teeth; they are stand alone […]
Drs. Craddock and Godat use special procedures to help improve your healing after certain procedures. One of these is listed below. The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) following tooth removal appears to speed healing and bone formation, according to an article in the Journal of Oral Implantology. When a tooth is removed, poor healing […]
After tooth extraction, a blood clot normally forms in the hole left in the gum, protecting the exposed nerves during the healing process. If the clot is dislodged, a painful condition known as “dry socket” results. Dentists recommend that patients follow some simple precautions to minimize the risk of dry socket. Dry Socket: Symptoms and Treatment […]