This patient was using Zyrtec & Flonase to treat congestion in the sinus, but an infected tooth had caused inflammation in the sinus!
A client had some facial scarring from a dog bite, so I treated him to some scar reduction by using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and our advanced laser.
This cross section of a tooth shows how a root canal performed the old, traditional way can lead to bacterial leakage and failure.
Over the years, I’ve had a handful of dentists confront me for removing amalgam (mercury fillings) by patient request.
A single CBCT scan provided a larger picture of multiple issues this patient has. You don’t have to be a dentist to see some of them here.
Who is making hypochlorous acid for fogging and sterilizing the rooms? We are!
Is it going to melt through the floors like in Alien? Nope, that’s slightly different.
Hypochlorous acid is widely used as a disinfectant, and it’s highly effective against viral, fungal and bacterial pathogens.
Some patients develop allergies to metal posts in repaired teeth. This can leech out into the tooth. Even worse: It can fracture the teeth!
Is that baby Billy Idol? No! We have an air filtration system from Surgically Clean Air. It removes viruses, particles including odors, allergens, gases, mold, and bioaerosols.
Over the weekend, I read an interesting article in the New York Times.
In short, the some scientists believe that the lead aprons used in x-ray rooms to protect the parts of the body not being imaged from radiation may not actually be necessary.
When you’re done staring, let me educate you on one what’s going on here:
See that long dangling bit on one of the roots of this tooth?
That’s a hidden infection coming from an old (failing) root canal.
If and when you find yourself being told you need a root canal, you really should consider talking to us about doing the procedure.
Because this drill-free, laser method can be performed without trauma and pain.
This method also provides far better decontamination of the root canal system – almost to the point of sterilization. This greatly reduces your chances of having a reinfection later.
If you’ve been told that you need a root canal, you might consider getting a second opinion… because you might not actually need to go through that procedure.
The trick is finding a modern dentist with the training and technology to remove the decay and heal the nerve.
Have areas in your teeth where decay is starting? We offer a remineralization agent that can help to make your weakened enamel stronger.
Silver nitrate and silver diamine fluoride are becoming popular in dental offices because they can be used to KILL bacteria and halt decay.
In July, a study published in The Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology found that drilling dental amalgam generates particulate that volatilizes significant amounts of mercury vapor generally for more than an hour after removal. The levels of mercury vapor created by this procedure frequently exceed the safety thresholds of several jurisdictions and agencies.
In other words, you really want to find a dentist trained to remove amalgam safely.
It might not look like it, but this right here is a thing of beauty.
What is it? This is a PRF membrane. It’s made from your own blood,
Did you know that a vitamin D3 / K2 deficiency is associated with proper bone health and skeletal development? Or that vitamin D3 is essential for healing from any dental surgery?
A new study from the University of Bergen suggests the bacteria associated with gingivitis contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.
During dental extractions and other procedures, some of the typical materials used are from cadavers or cow bone. With Platelet Rich Fibrin, we make restorative materials from your own blood.
What is dentistry going to be like in 10 years? There’s of a study going on right now at Temple University that uses stem cells to regrow the pulp-dentin complex that makes up the center of the tooth. 10 years from now, instead of going to the endodontist for a root canal to remove the pulp, you will go to regrow the pulp and nerves within the tooth.
Silver fillings (also known as amalgams) release low levels of mercury vapor into the body. While the position of the American Dental Association is that amalgam is safe to use, there is increasing evidence that amalgam may not be safe at all.
Today, courtesy of this article over at Science Magazine, we focus on evolutionary biology, and how farming and soft food allowed your jaw to develop an overbite and pronounce F and V sounds.
I recently had my own blood spun in order to create Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP) and Platelet-rich plasma (PRP).From there, these are used as a natural filler – to fill in fine lines and wrinkles.PRP/PPP can also be used for acne scars, lip plumping and hair regrowth.
Ahh! What is that, you say? This here is an extracted tooth with a little something extra on it. The patient came in for a different treatment, but we noticed a “pimple” that was draining on the gum. That pimple was a fistula, and it was pus draining from a failing root canal that was performed years prior at another dentist.
You may have noticed we keep xylitol candies for you to sample in our office. These are all-natural, sugar-free, and have vegetable-derived coloring. They taste good. But why are they here? They prevent tooth decay. Here’s how.
Last week I mentioned that we had two big announcements to make. The first of those was the Moonlight Beach Dental Savings Plan, our in-house solution for those that don’t have (or want) dental insurance to receive regular, quality dental care at the most reasonable pricing possible. The second is that we have purchased a…
The future of dentistry is here! PRF (platelet rich fibrin) is created from your own cells, and in dentistry, it can be used to heal and repair infected areas in your mouth.
Here’s a rundown.
In this new video, Dr. Vane reviews 4 products that help re-mineralize teeth & alkalinize saliva.
Lately we’ve been working with a AACD certified dental lab. It’s actually very difficult to find one of these expert technicians that can do a lot of our beautiful porcelain work.
In a previous video, we talked about one-day smiles, where if someone wants a start-to-finish smile design done in one day, but we also use another lab for complex bite and esthetic cases, or cases where we need to do tissue alteration to get the ideal result. For this, we work with a lab here in San Diego that has been doing dentistry here in San Diego for 15 years, but for the past 10 years, he’s been certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is one of the most prestigious certifications you can get.
Had a nice lunch meeting with Dr. Randy Garland to talk about pulpal regeneration. We were discussing the latest techniques in avoiding root canals!
This is an exciting new cutting-edge technique that is extremely conservative, and can help a tooth that is dying to begin healing itself.