Archive for July, 2018

23
Jul

Preventing Dry Socket Using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): What You Need to Know

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Uncategorized

The American Public Health Association reports that wisdom tooth removal costs approximately $3 billion annually in the United States. Wisdom teeth removal is a common type of oral surgery, so it’s understandable that there are various treatment methods associated with its common complications. This is particularly true when it comes to dry socket. According to Colgate, a recent study has shown the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in reducing bone healing time and dry socket risk.

Typically, recovering from an oral surgery like wisdom teeth removal involves the immune system sending white blood cells to the site of surgery, i.e., the socket. While these white blood cells heal the site, they also bring side effects of pain, swelling, and inflammation. PRP is essentially a collection of these healing cells that come without the unwelcome side effects. Overall, PRP reduces the risk of getting a dry socket while potentially expediting the healing process and decreasing pain. Can you say, ‘miracle treatment?’

Furthermore, about 3 million people have dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. With that in mind, experts say PRP treatment may be beneficial for those who need dental implants or other dental work as well.

“The PRP treatment had a positive effect on bone density immediately following tooth extraction…while the control sites had a decrease in bone density during the first week after surgery…Speeding up bone formation after an extraction could benefit patients who need dental implants or dentures by reducing their healing time and the wait for reconstructive dental work. Normal healing time without using PRP can be up to 16 weeks,” says Colgate.

According to the American Public Health Association, an estimated 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people in the U.S. annually. With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to have a basic understanding of the most effective treatment methods that may be available to you. Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist or oral surgeon about the use of PRP to speed healing time and reduce dry socket risk after wisdom tooth extraction.

13
Jul

Oral Hygiene and Cosmetic Dentistry Five Facts to Make you Smile

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Crowns, Dentists, General dentistry

It’s a fact of life: a bright, healthy smile is a good way to meet people and open new doors for conversation, careers and camaraderie. In fact, a recent survey by the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) found that a healthy smile is socially important to 99.7% of all people questioned.

Yet many people are reluctant to visit the dentist (translate that to actually mean ‘petrified’). The thoughts of fillings, crowns and caps are all just too much for them!

Others will admit that they are less than vigilant about the upkeep of their oral health. But good dental habits are highly important to your overall health, and your local dentist would tell you just that.

Here are five quick facts about visiting the dentist and oral hygiene that might help you in maintaining your bright and healthy smile…or even consider making your current sm

06
Jul

The History of Dental Bridges

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Affordable dentures angola in, Emergency dentist angola in, Trip to the dentist

Dental crowns and dental bridges are a type of prosthetic device that is used to fix broken teeth, to prevent our teeth from fracturing, replace missing teeth, and help keep remaining teeth functioning properly. Dental implants are more common than you might think, and 15 million people in the United States have crown or dental bridges for missing teeth. While that might seem like a lot, they are actually 30 million people in America who are missing all of their teeth in either one or both of their jaws! Before your next trip to the dentist, learned some really cool facts about dental crowns and dental bridges and how we humans first started trying to fix our teeth.

Ancient Dentistry

The first example we have of any sort of dental crown is from a skeleton found in the Philippines. The skeleton is 4,000 years old and shows caps and tooth replacements made from gold. Apparently, modifying teeth was a very popular habit among the ruling class that and having gold teeth was a sy