Diagnosis and treatment of Apical Periodontitis-Dr Steven Sluyk


Apical periodontitis is a type of periodontal disease that presents itself as an inflammation in the area around the root of a tooth. This inflammation is usually one result of necrosis of the tooth's pulp chamber. Apical periodontitis is a serious condition and most authorities advise their patients to seek professional care as soon as possible. The first step in treating this condition is typically to drain the region surrounding the damaged tooth root in order to remove the source of the infection. Treatment with anti-infection agents such as chlorhexidine gluconate and calcium hydroxide may also have beneficial results.

Scottsdale, Arizona Endodontist Dr. Steven R. Sluyk DDS

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Address: 7054 E. Cochise, Suite B-115
Scottsdale, AZ 85253



Keeping your teeth healthy during the holidays and the New Year: Dr Ryan Wait Dr Kyle Gawrys

Keeping your teeth healthy during the holidays and the new year: Dr Ryan Wait Dr Kyle Gawrys Sugar is a surefire tooth killer: Candy, sweets, sugary drinks, even fruit juice can do a mouthful of damage in a short amount of time. Nothing fights tooth decay like eating the right foods. Teeth are actually denser than the rest of the bones in your body. So to keep your teeth strong, maintain a family diet that's rich in calcium with foods like lowfat yogurt and cheese sticks, and yes, all those green, leafy veggies! And remember to keep sweet treats and desserts to a minimum.

Gum Disease Linked To Heart Attacks-Dr Brian Harris Phoenix Arizona

(Telegraph UK) A new study of 100,000 people found those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned by a dentist had a 24 per cent lower risk of a heart attack and a 13 per cent lower risk of a stroke in the seven years following the appointment.
The findings were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific meeting.
Dr Emily Chen, cardiology fellow at the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, said: “Protection from heart disease and stroke was more pronounced in participants who got tooth scaling at least once a year.”
The study included more than 51,000 adults who had received at least one full or partial tooth scaling and a similar number of people matched with gender and health conditions who had no tooth scaling.
Professional tooth scaling appears to reduce inflammation-causing bacterial growth that can lead to heart disease or stroke, she said.
In a separate study, researchers found dental health was linked to heart attacks, congestive heart failure and stroke in different ways. Dr Anders Holmlund, Centre for Research and Development of the County Council of Gävleborg, Sweden, found people with fewer than 21 teeth had a 69 per cent increased risk of heart attack compared to those with the most teeth. Also those with few teeth were two and half times more likely to have heart failure than those with the most teeth and gum bleeding was linked to a doubling in the risk of a stroke. Dr Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said: “Professional tooth scaling will remove the tartar, essentially a build-up of hardened plaque, from our mouths. If this is not taken away then the gums will become inflamed, causing gingivitis and eventually gum disease. This is when your general health, not just your oral health could be effected. “Gum disease has been linked to many diseases and illnesses within the body, an increased likelihood of suffering a heart attack being one of them. “This is thought to be as a result of the bacteria from the mouth getting into their bloodstream. “Other systemic links that have been associated with gum disease include strokes, diabetes, preterm births and dementia.” Natasha Stewart, Senior Cardiac Nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: “It’s already known that poor oral hygiene may be associated with more well known risk factors for heart disease, such as smoking and poor diet. “So it’s important to make sure that good personal hygiene forms a basic part of a healthy lifestyle. “Keeping your teeth clean and visiting the dentist is important but if you really want to help look after your heart, make sure you eat a balanced diet, avoid smoking and take part in regular physical activity .”

Chandler, Arizona Orthodontist Dr. Paul Serrano on Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Sleep disturbances in youth represent highly common phenomena that, in severe forms, can interfere with daily patient and family functioning. Interest in pediatric sleep problems continues to increase, yet further investigation is needed to develop empirically based detection and treatment of pediatric sleep disorders.
Phoenix, Arizona orthodontist Dr. Paul Serrano says  "in children there is no normal snoring. If your child snores it's pathological."



Phoenix, AZ Dentist Dr. Joseph Harris on Dental treatment for chronic pain and migraine headaches

Conventional medicine still does not know what causes migraine headaches. Various theories exist which focus on blood flow irregularities (dilation of blood vessels), psychological and chemical changes (hormonal, toxicity and heavy metals, etc.) and triggers (bright light, smells, foods, low blood sugar, weather changes, aspartame and other additives). One factor often overlooked by the medical establishment is structural distortions stemming from cranial dental imbalances.

Phoenix dentist Dr Joe Harris (Harris Dental) and Dr Rick Amy from TruDenta discuss new dental treatment modalities for chronic migraine pain.