Relaxed in the dental chair with my dark glasses on, I had been prepped and was ready for my second surgery. My headphones played beautiful, calming classical music. A micro-current patch placed behind each of my ears would help to keep me in a relaxed state. I could taste the remnants of the orange flavored supplements used to promote the relaxation response. My biological dentist and his assistant talked in the background as we waited for the anesthetic to take effect. In this second surgery, I would have the two root canals removed from my front left tooth and the incisor tooth. When I first moved to Sedona, I fainted and fell face down on a concrete pad. I broke my incisor tooth, which pushed the front tooth next to it out of alignment. I was devastated. Over time the two teeth slowly died. My conventional dentist urged me to have root canals which I eventually did because I did not know what else to do. Dentistry offers very few choices when a tooth becomes badly damaged or dies. The tooth can either be extracted or a procedure called a root canal can be done to “save the tooth.” Root canals are a standard …show more content…
According to biological dentists and those researchers before them, a root canal cannot be fully sterilized and therefore always remains infected.14 For starters, the gutta percha used as a sealant shrinks as it dries. Bacteria can then escape from the tooth. The periodontal ligament, the shock absorber between the tooth and jawbone, becomes a breeding ground for these harmful bacteria. When pressure in the form of biting, chewing or grinding is applied to the tooth, bacteria and their toxins can squirt out into the lymph system and bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body and create or exacerbate disease and illness.15 Over 150 different types of bacteria have been discovered which can make root canaled teeth their
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Being a Dental Assistant Dental Assistants can help change a person’s life in many ways. Dental assistants provide their patients a way to stay healthy within oral activities while also providing general happiness to a patient. Assistants work hand in hand with a dental hygienist observing, supporting, and caring for the patients need, whenever they need them. They work with tools, sit and stand long periods per day, and work in one of the dirtiest places on the human body, the mouth (Summary). Dental Assistants practice safety measures, just like any other doctor would, to assure the safety of themselves, along with the safety of their patients and organs that are being worked on from infectious diseases.
However, the scientists cannot agree with this opinion and, over the past 100 years, they have been trying to prove that the root canals can implement danger. Most of the root-canaled teeth look and feel good. However, there is a possibility that they can become incubators for very harmful anaerobic bacteria. If these bacteria enter your bloodstream, they can cause a number of terminal illnesses.
SHPEP matters to me because it helps to implement an example of how dental school courses are organized, how I should prepare for it, and how the dental profession works in all its angles. The aspects of dental school???. My first dental internship and shadowing experience really gave me first-hand insight as to the reality of the dental profession. When I first put on the scrub and walked through the door, I would mentally imagined that I actually worked at the clinic and that I was part of a team to help treat oral health risks, to provide fundamental dental knowledge and insight to patients, and to prevent potential health risk to the patient. This experience really gave me the confidence to pursue dentistry because of the positive impact it had on my life and also on my future career goals/choice.
Vital pulp therapy is a valuable treatment modality, especially for the teeth with open apices and vital pulp which are mechanically or cariously exposed. Management of permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis includes RCT (gold standard) or extraction. Current studies have revealed that the pulp of permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis can be managed effectively by VPT. There are randomized clinical trials which have compared outcomes of VPT using CEM cement with RCT, on mature molars with irreversible pulpitis. The results have shown that radiographic and clinical success of VPT is similar to RCT.
A few people make the inquiry, how would I pick a dental practitioner? Picking a dental practitioner is an essential thing for one to do. While picking a dental practitioner you need to ensure that you search for specific things and pose certain questions. Here are some courses on the most proficient method to pick a dental specialist and realize that you are settling on the right choice. Picking a dental specialist is once in a while difficult to do.
Sodium hypochlorite is unable to remove smear layer during root canal therapy. Therefore, usage of NaOCl prior or after instrumentation produces superficially clean canals with the presence of smear layer 16,17,18,19. Although, when used alternatively with EDTA, removal of smear layer as well as soft tissue and debris is achieved. NaOCl gets inactivated with EDTA remaining active for a few hours 19,20,21,22. 92% of the non-endodontists were not aware about the use of sodium hypochlorite as a bleaching agent and considered irrigation to be its only use.
I remember a time when mtep father was fixing a water pipe for our shower. He said, ‘’son come give your father a hand with this pipe.’’ So, I went over and he told me to hold the pipe in place. Then, I grab the pipe and I held it tightly until he was finished screwing in the pipe’s nuts and bolts. Next, he said ‘’Go in the bathroom and guide the pipe, so it sticks out the wall.’’
He says this common ailment, also known as periodontal disease, is a silent killer of teeth. Most people who have gum disease do not even know it, as the illness does not come with symptoms of pain. Gum disease is caused by plaque, that sticky bacteria that forms on the teeth. While certain amounts of plaque buildup and the resulting gum disease are unavoidable, there are many things a patient can do to eliminate this silent threat to the mouth. Patients must always keep up good oral hygiene standards.
Endodontic therapy involves treating vital and necrotic dental pulps so that patients can retain their natural teeth in function and esthetics. A successful endodontic therapy depends on many factors,among which the most important step is canal preparation as it determines the efficacy of all subsequent procedures . Cleaning pertains to the sufficient removal of debris, bacteria and smear layer from the root canal.3 Debris is defined as dentin chips and residual vital or necrotic pulp tissue attached to the root canal wall.
All humans have an identity in life. The identification of living or deceased persons using the unique traits and characteristics of the teeth and jaws is a cornerstone of forensic science. Forensic dentistry is defined in many different ways. One of the simple definitions is that forensic dentistry represents the overlap between the dental and the legal professions. Forensic dentistry plays a major role in the identification of those individuals who cannot be identified by visual or any other means.1 Identification of an individual is based on the theory that all individuals are unique.
At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full
I have amassed 1200 hours of patient care experience at my first CNA job at The Elms of Cranbury. My experience at the nursing home was challenging but rewarding at the same time.. My duties there included bathing, feeding, washing, transporting, dressing, toileting, changing and dressing patients. I also had to record the amount of food they ate, how much they voided and the size and consistency of their bowel movements. I had to report any abnormalities, complaints, or medical requests to the nurse.
Recently the demand of complete dentures has increased as the number of elderly increased, yet even though the restoration of function is their aim, they have become aware of the importance of selection of proper anterior teeth to restore aesthetics and phonetics. These demands are to be fulfilled through prosthetic dentistry. Prosthetic Dentistry is a branch of dental science which deals with the replacement of missing teeth and associated structures to restore mainly function and aesthetics. Prosthetic dentistry is further divided into Fixed Prosthodontics - which the restorations are immovable, fixed and cemented, they can’t be removed except by the dentist such as crown and bridge- and Removable Prosthodontics –which the restorations are easily removed and inserted back into the mouth by the patient on his own such as complete and partial dentures- they both serve the aim of prosthetic dentistry. Prosthetic Dentistry interferes in the edentulous condition and partially edentulous condition.
Due to these reasons, much importance is given to chemical cleaning and disinfection of canals as opposed to thorough mechanical shaping of the canals. The pathway of progression of the infection and the ecology of infecting microorganisms are different in the deciduous dentition as compared to the permanent dentition.5 Hence, for complete elimination of infection irrigation is an important step for the success of pulpectomy.3 Studies have demonstrated that despite the use of antimicrobial agents, microorganisms such as Enterococcus faecalis, Prevotella intermedia and Porphyromonas gingivalis persists in the root canal of the primary teeth. Therefore, an ideal irrigating solution should provide mechanical flushing, be bactericidal, and dissolve the remnants of the organic tissue without damaging the periodontium. It must be biocompatible and nontoxic both locally and
Growing up in rural Virginia allowed me a unique life experience for many reasons. My environment exposed me to the positive and negative aspects of life. I saw first-hand how drugs destroy a community and create a cycle of poverty. I experienced the struggles of being poor. My family couldn’t afford to focus on traveling and indulging in fun activities; the main priority was making sure there was dinner on the table.