CASE STUDY: Removal of a fractured tooth root and closure of oro-antral-communication (OAC)
Patient history A 55 year old male patient presented with a fractured root of tooth 26. He indicated that he wanted the root removed. The patient had no relevant medical history. Ten days prior, the fractured root had been left in-situ after extraction of tooth 26 had been performed. On examination, the retained palatal root […]
CASE STUDY: Block bone grafting to prevent a second failed implant
Patient history A 46 year old female patient presented following the removal of a failed implant in the area of tooth 11. She indicated her wish for a fixed restoration. On examination, it was observed that the patient had insufficient alveolar bone for another implant in the area of tooth 11. A CBCT was obtained. […]
CASE STUDY: Removal of retained and infected tooth root
Patient history A 44 year old female patient presented with pain in the area of tooth 38. For two weeks, she had been experiencing trismus (reduced opening of the jaw caused by spasm of the muscles of mastication). Approximately one month prior, complete removal of the root in the area of tooth 38 had been […]
Dealing with a dry socket after a wisdom tooth extraction
There’s always a risk of side effects and complications when it comes to wisdom tooth extraction. It can really depend on a lot of things. One problem that may occur in a small percentage of cases is what we call a dry socket. A socket is the void left in the jawbone where the tooth […]
Choosing between dentures and implants.
Most people are a little unsure about dental prosthetic devices until they actually need to consider one. Devices such as dentures are obvious enough, but bridges and implants are sometimes less familiar. Each of these options is suitable for different people with different dental needs. And by knowing some basic facts, when choosing between dentures […]
How dental implants fuse to bone.
Do you have badly damaged teeth and are you thinking about getting dental implants? Though new technologies have made them better than ever, dental implants are not a recent innovation. However one important discovery changed the way we understand the process, leading to one of most significant scientific breakthroughs in dentistry’s recent history. How it […]
CASE STUDY: Replacement of failed mini implants to restore chewing capacity.
Patient history A 64 year old male patient presented with a broken lower left implant that was inhibiting his chewing capacity. The patient had no relevant medical history. His dental history included missing teeth (35, 36 and 37) and mini implants in areas 35 and 36. On examination, the mini implant in area 36 restored […]
Dental implants: what you need to know.
What happens when a tooth is broken or erodes away? The answer is dental implants, which have changed the game when it comes to dental care. What is a dental implant? The easiest way to think of an implant is that it essentially acts as an artificial tooth root. If you’ve lost a tooth or […]
CASE STUDY: A permanent dental solution for a mobile tooth.
Patient history A 45 year old male patient presented with mobility of tooth 11. He expressed the need for a permanent solution for this problem. He had no relevant medical history and, beyond the mobility of tooth 11, his dental history included root canal therapy (RCT) to tooth 11 about 15 years prior. On examination, […]
Wisdom Teeth FAQ
The most frequently asked questions by patients about wisdom teeth are: What are they able to eat after an extraction, why they need to have their wisdom teeth removed in the first place especially when it’s not giving them any current pain, and how long the recovery time is. What’s the best food for after […]