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Pulp

Pulp refers to the softest part of the tooth that lies in its root and extends all of the way to the top part of the tooth (the crown). The pulp contains the blood vessels the nerves and connective tissue inside a tooth and provides the tooth's blood and nutrients. It is essentially the lifeline to ... Continue Reading

Pulp

Pulp refers to the softest part of the tooth that lies in its root and extends all of the way to the top part of the tooth (the crown). The pulp contains the blood vessels the nerves and connective tissue inside a tooth and provides the tooth's blood and nutrients. It is essentially the lifeline to ... Continue Reading

Proper Flossing Technique

Use about 18ヤ of floss leaving an inch or two to work with. Gently follow the curves of your teeth. Be sure to clean beneath the gumline but avoid snapping the floss on the gums. If good oral hygiene is achieved it is unlikely that you will develop any major dental problems however bad oral hygien ... Continue Reading

Proper Flossing Technique

Use about 18ヤ of floss leaving an inch or two to work with. Gently follow the curves of your teeth. Be sure to clean beneath the gumline but avoid snapping the floss on the gums. If good oral hygiene is achieved it is unlikely that you will develop any major dental problems however bad oral hygien ... Continue Reading

Pyorrhea

An advanced case of pyorrhea Pyorrhea, or periodontitis, is an advanced stage of periodontal disease in which the ligaments and bones that support the teeth become inflamed and infected. If left untreated, resulting bone loss could cause loosening and the eventual loss of teeth. Causes Pyorrhea is u ... Continue Reading

Pyorrhea

An advanced case of pyorrhea Pyorrhea, or periodontitis, is an advanced stage of periodontal disease in which the ligaments and bones that support the teeth become inflamed and infected. If left untreated, resulting bone loss could cause loosening and the eventual loss of teeth. Causes Pyorrhea is u ... Continue Reading

Pulp Cap

Pulp cap refers to a procedure aimed to protect the pulp of a tooth from infection in instances where a deep decay in the tooth is present by placing a cement base under a deep filling to provide a measure of thermal insulation and also to stimulate healing. This procedure is used as a way to avoid ... Continue Reading

Pulp Cap

Pulp cap refers to a procedure aimed to protect the pulp of a tooth from infection in instances where a deep decay in the tooth is present by placing a cement base under a deep filling to provide a measure of thermal insulation and also to stimulate healing. This procedure is used as a way to avoid ... Continue Reading

Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis refers to the cleaning of teeth as a preventative measure against periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay. This treatment can include plaque detection the removal of plaque and tartar in the supragingival (upper) and subgingival (lower) levels of the gum line the application of caries- ... Continue Reading

Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis refers to the cleaning of teeth as a preventative measure against periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay. This treatment can include plaque detection the removal of plaque and tartar in the supragingival (upper) and subgingival (lower) levels of the gum line the application of caries- ... Continue Reading

Post-core

Post-core refers to the visible part of the post (a thin metal rod used in root canal therapy) that is used to anchor a cap or crown. It is used in a dental crown cosmetic procedure in instances where the affected tooth requires additional endodontic (root canal) therapy. Also known as the モpost-a ... Continue Reading

Post-core

Post-core refers to the visible part of the post (a thin metal rod used in root canal therapy) that is used to anchor a cap or crown. It is used in a dental crown cosmetic procedure in instances where the affected tooth requires additional endodontic (root canal) therapy. Also known as the モpost-a ... Continue Reading

Prosthodontist

Prosthodontist refers to a dental specialist in prosthodontics a branch of dentistry that focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and parts of the jaw. A prosthodontist is differentiated from a regular dentist by an additional two to three years of training. Their duties include ... Continue Reading

Prosthodontist

Prosthodontist refers to a dental specialist in prosthodontics a branch of dentistry that focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and parts of the jaw. A prosthodontist is differentiated from a regular dentist by an additional two to three years of training. Their duties include ... Continue Reading

Post-crown

Post-crown refers to a type of dental crown used on affected teeth that require additional endodontic (root canal) therapy. This single structure combines the crown with the post-core. In cases where the minimum amount of tooth structure above the surface of the gum is absent root canal therapy on t ... Continue Reading

Post-crown

Post-crown refers to a type of dental crown used on affected teeth that require additional endodontic (root canal) therapy. This single structure combines the crown with the post-core. In cases where the minimum amount of tooth structure above the surface of the gum is absent root canal therapy on t ... Continue Reading

Prosthesis

Prosthesis refers to an artificial appliance used for the replacement of teeth. It is considered vital to replace any missing teeth due to the way existing teeth will shift to compensate for the empty space remaining from a missing tooth. Crooked teeth can lead to further tooth decay and periodontal. Continue Reading

Prosthesis

Prosthesis refers to an artificial appliance used for the replacement of teeth. It is considered vital to replace any missing teeth due to the way existing teeth will shift to compensate for the empty space remaining from a missing tooth. Crooked teeth can lead to further tooth decay and periodontal. Continue Reading

Post

Post refers to a thin metal rod used in root canal therapy that is inserted into the root of a tooth that has had previous root canal therapy. There are two different types of posts: prefabricated and those that can be cast at the dental laboratory. Its role as the anchor of a dental crown remains t ... Continue Reading

Post

Post refers to a thin metal rod used in root canal therapy that is inserted into the root of a tooth that has had previous root canal therapy. There are two different types of posts: prefabricated and those that can be cast at the dental laboratory. Its role as the anchor of a dental crown remains t ... Continue Reading

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