By Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD
Written in particular for the dental sufferer, this source offers useful information regarding dental well-being and cures. Readers can entry easy-to-understand information regarding recommendations to their dental difficulties and approximately tips on how to retain a fit smile for all times
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This condition creates a ﬁstula, or canal, from the tooth root end through the gums. Often, yellow pus can be expressed from the red projection without much pain,but the pus will return until therapy is completed. Treatment for the draining ﬁstula may include the following: A. Endodontic therapy alone (p. 40) B. Root canal (endodontic) therapy and an apicoectomy (root-tip amputation and root-tip ﬁlling) (p. 41) if the defect in the bone is large (FIG. 4). 37 38 Endodontics A B C D A and B show decay on the crown portion of these extracted teeth.
Most dentists provide some form of eye protection for you (FIG. 6). These range from plastic covers to be used only once, to typical wide-frame safety glasses. While you are being treated, you may want to use your own glasses to avoid contaminating your eyes. Keep your eyes closed during active therapy and use eye protection. FIG. 7 Gloves. Gloves are now worn by almost all dentists. They are an effective disease-preventing concept. GLOVES If you are old enough, you will remember when dentists did not wear gloves when treating you.
D. Alternatives: There are a few alternatives for bleaching teeth, some of which may be acceptable for your situation: (1) Microabrasion to wear away the stains (p. 53) Cosmetic Dentistry; Improving Your Smile A B C D 53 A and C, White spots on upper teeth. B and D, Spots removed with microabrasion. Minor tooth recontouring improved the appearance also. (2) Bonding with plastic to cover the stains (p. 54) (3) Placing plastic or porcelain veneers over the entire front tooth surface to cover the stains (p.