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Impacted Teeth: Fundamentals of an Expose and Bond Procedure

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Ankur Johri
The wisdom teeth mainly suffer from impact since they are usually the last teeth to erupt. However, it's a significant issue when canine teeth are impacted. The canine is the strongest and contains the longest roots that enable the formation of a robust dental arch. What Happens When Impacted Teeth are Not Exposed? Some dental issues can develop when the teeth remain below the gums for longer. Such include causing damage to the roots of the teeth may result in interference with the teeth' position and can cause the development of cysts in the mouth. However, the oral or maxillofacial surgeon performs a procedure called exposing and bonding to enable extraction of the wisdom or canine tooth. What Happens During an Expose and Bond Procedure? Expose, and the bond procedure is a surgical process that involves exposing the impacted teeth by which the surgeon lifts the gum on top of the affected teeth and then uses orthodontic braces to cause a bond to the exposed tooth to start pulling the teeth down to their original position. What happens during this procedure can include; orthodontic consultations to diagnose the impacted tooth are done and the assessment of the X-rays procedures to verify the presence and impact of the teeth. They will then place the braces on the teeth to get rid of the space where the impacted teeth had grown. After that, the surgeon surgically lifts the gums on top of the affected tooth and removes it. Finally, an orthodontic brace is then bonded to the exposed tooth. Then the surgeon decides to either suture the gum on top of the teeth, cut a small part for the tooth to emerge, or return and suture the gum to its original position. Generally, expose and bond procedures are usually beneficial in handling challenging cases of impacted teeth and ensuring that other teeth are not interfered with during growth. However, the patient should consult before the treatment to analyze his dental case....
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What are Dental Implants Made of?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Ankur Johri
Dental implants are considered safe and provide a lasting solution to teeth replacement. The material used to manufacture them is beneficial in giving them safety and endless abilities and provides the give functionality abilities as they contribute to oral health. The most used dental implant materials for manufacturing implants are pure titanium or alloys of titanium with other metals. In addition, titanium creates a stable oxide layer to cover it when air exposure makes it a compatible dental material. Additional material includes the Zirconium non-metallic material. Titanium Material Titanium is widely used in manufacturing dental implants because of many factors. Its degree of purity is a significant determinant in choosing it for manufacturing. The most used type of titanium is grade 1, which is highly pure and has low oxygen and iron content. Titanium is an ideal material for dental implants because it's highly compatible and offers excellent resistance to corrosion from environmental factors. More so, many dental implants are manufactured from different titanium alloys. However, the challenge with titanium is that its natural color appearance may be seen; hence tissue conditions or implant recessions can compromise its esthetics. However, with the new technology, dental implants of ceramic materials have been developed to deal with this issue. Zirconium Material Dental implants manufactured from the zirconium material are made specifically for individuals with allergies to metals. During manufacture, it's manufactured in the form of zirconium oxide with added components, providing an opaque appearance commonly referred to as ceramic. However, compared to titanium, they are less versatile since they are manufactured from one piece of material. Finally, in addition to the material used to manufacture dental implants, the topography of the dental implants is essential to ensure good placement and installation. The quality of the implant surface is a factor that influences wound healing....
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What To Expect During an Oral Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Ankur Johri
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to cure oral disorders, treat injuries, and correct flaws in the mouth, jaws, teeth, or face. These treatments aid in the removal of impacted teeth, the placement of dental implants, reducing pain, and most significantly, the restoration of function. A trained dental surgeon who is highly knowledgeable about oral issues performs the procedure. What To Expect Before Maxillofacial Surgery If you want to undergo any maxillofacial surgery, your dentist will direct you to a specialist. The surgeon will consult with you and enquire about your medical background and current problems. The specialist will inspect your mouth cavity and, if necessary, do various tests, including dental X-rays. They will then make a diagnosis and suggest the best treatment or surgery. What To Expect During Maxillofacial Surgery The maxillofacial surgery type to be conducted on the patient and the treatment that will be used depends on the severity of the ailment. While some patients will have surgery and leave the hospital the same day, other therapeutic approaches may require multiple surgeries to achieve the desired outcome. The surgeon will administer anesthesia to the patient to control pain throughout the procedure. After the process, the surgeon will stitch the operation site to close the incisions. Additionally, they will place packing in your mouth to safeguard your teeth or open wounds. Packing is excellent for absorbing bodily fluids like pus and blood. What To Expect After Maxillofacial Surgery Following the procedure, the medical staff will transfer you from the surgery room to the recovery room, where you will awaken. You can feel aches and pains when you first wake up when the anesthetic wears off. Additionally, you can encounter reduced tooth use, bruising, swelling, bleeding, and trouble moving your jaws. The surgical team will brief you on how the procedure was when you could return home, and how to take care of yourself while recovering....
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Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay
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What are the different types of oral maxillofacial surgery
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Reasons To See An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
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How To Prepare For Oral Surgery
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All About Antibiotic Prophylaxis
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Oral Surgery After-Care Tips
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6 Factors That Contribute to Long Term Success of Dental Implants
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2/22/2021
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What Makes TMD Worse?
10/19/2020
How to Stop Clenching Your Teeth
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Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
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Types of Oral Appliances That Protect Teeth from Grinding
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Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
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