The other day one of my colleague asked me if I perform ICON treatments, since a patient could not find any dentist doing it. ICON is a product which is in use for many years but still unpopular even among dentists for some obscure reasons Icon represents an entirely different and revolutionary approach to treatmentContinue reading “ICON”
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Mouth guards, what to know
I do often see patients complaining about their jaws. They mostly have pain in their jaws or muscles or headache. In many cases a mouthguard, also called bite, is a good solution. Other cases where it might be needed is if you are clenching or grinding down your teeth in order to protect them. MoreoverContinue reading “Mouth guards, what to know”
Chlorhexidine is a very useful drug. It is often used in dentistry as a mouthwash in any case where we want to reduce the bacterial load in the mouth. It is therefore very useful in case of gum diseases (Gingivitis,parodontitis, pericoronitis), so anything that goes from a bleeding gum to a wisdomtooth who is notContinue reading “Chlorhexidine”
I just bleached my teeth, now what?
Recently I performed a bleaching to a patient, and I gave the classical/normal instructions, but I realised that what is clear to me, might not be that clear to a patient, so let’s say you just chair-bleached your teeth or are/were home bleaching your teeth, what should you do now? First, sensitivity is normal, especiallyContinue reading “I just bleached my teeth, now what?”
Do I need antibiotics?
Short answer: probably no, unless you have an immunodeficiency or are susceptible of endocarditis (e. g. if you got a heart transplant). Exceptions are: Implant surgery, where a single dose 1 hour prior the operation can be considered and some periodontal surgeries or extractions where the surgeon had to manipulate the bone And in caseContinue reading “Do I need antibiotics?”
Do I need a stronger painkiller?
Short answer: probably no. After a dental treatment, only over-the-counter painkillers are recommended in case of pain. The most commons are Ibuprofen and acetaminophen and if necessary a combination of the two can be considered. After an extraction or a root canal therapy, pain lasts normally a couple of days but can continue for longerContinue reading “Do I need a stronger painkiller?”