By Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD
Written particularly for the dental sufferer, this source offers sensible information regarding dental overall healthiness and therapies. Readers can entry easy-to-understand information regarding strategies to their dental difficulties and approximately easy methods to continue a fit smile for all times.
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146) E. Orthognathic surgery to lengthen upper jaw (p. 95) (FIG. 8). B A and B, Irregular positioning of teeth can be corrected relatively easily. FIG. 10 Sometimes teeth are especially long when they develop. Occasionally an individual’s bite does not wear the teeth in a normal manner, and the teeth remain long after years of service. At least three alternatives are possible: A. Tooth recontouring (p. 54) B. Orthodontic treatment (p. 107) C. Orthognathic surgery (p. 95) (FIG. 9). 10. Teeth Not Straight Many people have teeth that did not erupt in straight alignment.
If you are one of those people, please inform your dentist. There are low allergenic materials used for gloves, including other forms of latex, or vinyl. What do operating gloves do for you? Infection Control Sterilizers. Heat sterilizers are used to kill all organisms that are contaminants on dental instruments. FIG. 9 Infection Control Hand wash. Hand washes dentists use adhere to the skin and become more disinfecting as the day progresses. FIG. 8 Gloves are probably the most effective infection control concept, because they provide a barrier between you and the dentist.
In most situations the therapy is not ﬁnished after the root canal has been completed, because the tooth is now weak. Often, a reinforcing post is inserted into the tooth through the opening in the top of the tooth. Many teeth are still too weak or unpleasant looking, and a crown (cap) is required to make the tooth both functional and beautiful (FIG. 7). The minimal therapy required for a dead tooth is a root canal only. If more of the tooth is missing because of decay (caries) or old ﬁllings, the most accepted therapy is (1) a root canal, (2) a post, and (3) a crown (cap).
A Consumer's Guide to Dentistry by Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD