Pain Medications for Dental Patients

Dentists usually recommend for patients with pain in the pulp of the tooth pain medications such as Motrin or Ibuprofen which have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. If patients suffer a stronger pain, Vicodin or Hydrocodone can also be prescribed. What about Antibiotics?

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Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam, a mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper is a dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. Dental amalgam might cause these individuals to develop oral lesions or other contact reactions.

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Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings or silver mercury fillings are composed of different metals including silver, tin, copper, zinc, and mercury. Amalgam fillings were mainly used for teeth restorations in the past. Studies now show that they may have negative effects on the teeth and overall health.

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Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are dental restorative materials used to restore damaged or decayed tooth structure. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Materials used in dental fillings are amalgam (a composition of mercury, silver, copper, tin), and composite resin (tooth-colored fillings).

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Dr. Zak Dental Care Office

Dr. Zak Dental Care in Valencia is very special: it serves the following cities: Valencia, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Canyon Country, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Agua Dulce, Acton, Palmdale, Lancaster, California City, Lake Hughes, Fillmore, Piru, Frazier Park, Rosamond, and Mojave.    

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