Root Canal Visits
Mar28

Root Canal Visits

How Many visits does it take to complete root canal therapy? Why do some root canals take multiple visits to do?

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Pain Medications for Dental Patients
Mar20

Pain Medications for Dental Patients

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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Fluoride for Children
Feb10

Fluoride for Children

Research has shown that fluoride reduces cavities in both children and adults. Systemic fluorides can also give topical protection because fluoride is present in saliva, which continually bathes the teeth.

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Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings
Feb08

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings  are amalgam, a mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper. They are 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
Feb06

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
Feb04

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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