Friday, November 28, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Negligence means failure to employ the required care and skill which caused patient injury.
But incorrect diagnosis does not necessarily constitute negligence. Because of the many judgements involved in dental practice it is considered unrealistic to expect that a dentist be 100% correct. The patient must demonstrate serious injury because of the dentist's failure to diagnose properly before there are grounds for negligence. Furthermore, it must be shown that the dentist failed to exercise the applicable standard of care. But injury alone is grounds to file a suit for negligence.
If the overcome of treatment is bad for example endodontic treatment due. to a separated instrument, then negligence is not necessarily supported if the appropriate standard of treatment is employed. However, if a dentist promises to effect a specific cure, to bring about a particular results, or to complete a procedure with no residual problems and fails to fulfill the promise, a lawsuit may be filled on the basis of breach of contract rather than negligence.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
4. Loss of teeth
Most commonly dental related fears are learned directly from a traumatic experience in a dental or medical settings. The experience may be real of perceived ny patient as a treat, but a single event may lead to a lifetime of fear when any element of the traumatic situation is re-experienced. The situation may have occurred many years before, but the intensity of the recalled fear may persist.
Fears also may be learned indirectly as a vicarious experience from family members, friends or even media.
There are four elements that are common to all fears
1. Fear of unknown
2. Fear of physical harm or injury
3. Fear of loss of control
4. Fear of helplessness and dependency
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
1. Soft tissue lasers
- diode lasers
- carbon dioxide lasers
- Nd:YAG laser
2. Soft and hard tissue lasers
- Er:YAG laser
- Er,Cr:YSGG laser
Benefits of Laser Dentistry :
- Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
- Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
- Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting of exposed blood vessels, thus decreases bleeding.
- Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area where surgery is performed .
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
- Minimal swelling and scarring.
- Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated quickly.
- Less post-surgical discomfort and pain.
Application of Laser Dentistry :
Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry Procedures
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Procedures
- Crown Lengthening
- Gummy Smile
- Muscle Attachment
- Soft Tissue Folds
Other Laser Dentistry Applications
- Viewing Tooth and Gum Tissues
- Benign Tumors: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
- Cold Sores
- Nerve Regeneration: Photobiomodulation can be used to regenerate damaged nerves, blood vessels and scars.
- Sleep Apnea:
- Temporomandibular Joint Treatment
Sunday, July 13, 2014
- Brushing : Brushing too vigorously can also cause enamel to abrade and also cause receding gums, causing sensitivity.
- Gum Diseases : Gingivitis when left untreated cause gum recesion and dentine exposure which causes sensitivity.
- Teeth Grinding: Grind your teeth while sleeping or if you clench your teeth, you may be wearing down enamel and exposing the underlying dentin.
- Tooth abrasions
- Tooth Cavity
- Some toothpastes increase tooth sensitivity, including whitening toothpastes that lighten or remove stains from enamel, and tartar-control toothpastes containing sodium pyrophosphate.
- An old filling with a crack or leak
- Tooth whitening in people who have tooth roots that already are exposed.
- Frequently eating acidic foods or drinking acidic liquids.
- Decay or infection
- A recent filling
- Excessive pressure from clenching or grinding
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Practice good oral hygiene which helps to prevent conditions such as gum disease, which can cause receding gums.
- Use a toothpaste specially formulated to treat the pain of sensitive teeth.
- Don't brush too hard.
- Use a soft bristles toothbrush.
- Avoid acidic foods that can wear away tooth enamel, such as wine, vinegar salad dressings and soft drinks.
- Avoid grinding your teeth or clenching during the day. Ask your dentist about a mouth guard for night time use.
- See your dentist for regular check-ups in every six months.
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