Articles for tag: Dental Emergency, Root Canal Treatment

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Dental Emergency?

There are times when a dentist is needed right away. Dentistry does not have set rules on how to prioritize patients’ needs. Sometimes the priority is obvious. A life threatening infection is more serious than a broken denture. When adult teeth are knocked out, they must be put back as quickly as possible. Baby teeth ...

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Effort to Expose MassHealth Dental System and Improve Care for Poor

This courtroom drama unfolds in federal court without much fanfare or publicity. The result of the decision effects people and dental offices throughout the commonwealth. The defendants are Mitt Romney and members of his administration by name in their official capacity. The plaintiffs are hundreds of thousands of citizens including about a half million children ...

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The American Dental Association’s New Guidelines for Dental X-rays

In response to the recent column on the American Dental Association’s (ADA’s) new recommendations for fluoride use, Mr. Preshit Mulay, a dentist of Cornwall, United Kingdom, writes, “Aren’t there similar recommendations for radiological examinations for children and young adults?” Preshit, thank you for prompting such a timely article. The September 2006 issue of the Journal ...

Buyers Guide to Individual Dental Insurance

If you’re self-employed or work for a company that doesn’t provide dental insurance then keep reading. Like doctor bills, dental bills can also be costly for those without insurance, but with an individual dental insurance plan you can cut down on your dental bills and get the dental work you need. Don’t let that toothache ...

Gum Disease – Prevent Periodontitis and Tooth Loss

Recently, a healthy man in his forties shows up at the dental office for a dental emergency. A swelling around a loose front tooth is causing some pain. On examination, the dentist discovers that several teeth are loose. There is a strong odor. The X-ray examination shows that most of the bone is missing from ...

Dry Socket Home Remedies

I had a tooth pulled on Saturday. The procedure was so smooth it was over before I knew it, so I felt lucky, since the previous one had been a nightmare. I followed all of the dentist’s recommendations to the letter: no smoking (I don’t smoke, so that one was easy), no spitting (gross! easy!), ...