Dental & Oral

Dry Socket

Dry Socket – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Dental Alveolitis, Alveolar Osteitis, Post Extraction Alveolitis, Alveolitis Reviewed By:Andrew M. Sicklick, D.D.S. Summary Dry socket is a condition characterized by severe pain after a tooth extraction. The pain generally begins a day or two following the extraction and can last for one to several weeks. It occurs when the blood clot that …

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dentures

Dentures – Types, Risks and benefits

Reviewed By:Kenneth Cheng, D.D.S. Summary Dentures are prosthetic restorations that replace missing teeth with artificial teeth embedded in an acrylic, gum-like denture basewhich fits over the upper or lower jawbone. They can be worn with comfort, have a realistic appearance and can help to preserve the patient’s health. Dentures can be used if a patient has lost …

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants – Types, Risks and benefits

Also called: Tooth Implants Reviewed By:Kenneth Cheng, D.D.S. Summary An implant is an anchor for a prosthetic tooth or teeth (e.g., crown, bridge, denture) that is surgically placed in the jaw. It becomes fused with the jawbone as the bone heals around it. Implants are most commonly made of titanium, a special type of metal …

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dental bridges

Dental Bridges – Types, Risks and benefits

Also called: Removable Partial Dentures, Removable Bridges, Fixed Partial Dentures, Partial Dentures, Fixed Bridges Reviewed By:Andrew M. Sicklick, D.D.S. Summary A bridge is a device that replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth that are anchored to adjacent teeth or implants. Also called a partial denture, a bridge may be permanently attached (fixed) or removable and …

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