Entries in scottsdale (27)

Friday
May182012

Implant Treatments After Root Canal Featuring Dr. Glen Doyon, Endodontist in Scottsdale, Arizona

Root Canal/Implant Treatments Scottsdale Arizona Endodontist Dr. Glen Doyon from Sequence Media on Vimeo.

Dr. Glen Doyon, of the Center for Microsurgical Endodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona talks about how far dentistry has come by the advent of teeth implants. When a patient undergoes root canal, sometimes saving a tooth is not an option, as either the tooth has been knocked out or is too badly damaged from trauma or decay. There is now a fallback position of a dental implant when a tooth needs to be removed. While each patient differs, a crown can be placed the same day and time of the root canal or because of the bone quality, time must be spent letting the bone heal and then a crown is placed some time thereafter. Dentistry has come a long way in that dental implants can restore a smile and replace a tooth, almost as good as new.

Dr. Doyon is a leading expert and a member of the Arizona Dental Directory. Visit Dr. Doyon’s website for more information at www.cmsendo.com and www.dentistnewsnetwork.com.

Friday
May182012

What is the Purpose of Root Canal Treatment - Featuring Dr. Glen Doyon, Endodontist in Scottsdale Arizona 

What is the Purpose of Root Canal Treatment? Scottsdale Arizona Endodontist Dr. Glen Doyon from Sequence Media on Vimeo.

Center for Microsurgical Endodontics Scottsdale Arizona Dr Glen Doyon from Sequence Media on Vimeo.

 

Dr. Glen Doyon, of the Center for Microsurgical Endodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona describes the root canal procedure as the first treatment option for a damaged tooth. As blood vessels and nerves have no function after a tooth is made, there are times when this does cause a problem and when it does, the inside of the tooth needs to be cleaned out of damaged tissue. Root canal is the preferred treatment, as saving the tooth is always best. Sometimes, however, a tooth implant is a better option when the tooth cannot be saved. Dr. Doyon performs both procedures and in doing so, confidently makes the appropriate determination as to course of treatment for the patient.

Dr. Doyon is a leading expert and a member of the Arizona Dental Directory. Visit his website for more information at www.cmsendo.com and www.dentistnewsnetwork.com.

Wednesday
Nov302011

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.

 

 

Wednesday
Nov302011

What is an impacted wisdom teeth? Oral Surgeon Dr. Pat Rabot Scottsdale Arizona 

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal.

Wisdom teeth present potential problems when they are misaligned - they can position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. Wisdom teeth that lean toward the second molars make those teeth more vulnerable to decay by entrapping plaque and debris. In addition, wisdom teeth can be entrapped completely within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone or only partially break through or erupt through the gum. Teeth that remain partially or completely entrapped within the soft tissue and /or the jawbone are termed "impacted.

Dr Pat Rabot North Scottsdale Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery discusses treatment options for impacted wisdom teeth.

Wednesday
Nov302011

Complications of wisdom teeth extraction Oral Surgeon Dr. Pat Rabot Scottsdale Arizona

 

Dr Pat Rabot North Scottsdale Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery discusses complications that may arise from wisdom tooth extractions.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon will often remove (extract) a wisdom tooth. The procedure often can be done in the surgeon's office.

If you have any infections, surgery will usually be delayed until the infection has cleared up. Your doctor or dentist may have you take antibiotics to help heal the infection.

Complications aren't common in this procedure but still are possible. They may include:

  • Pain and swelling in your gums and tooth socket where the tooth was removed.
  • Bleeding that won't stop for about 24 hours.
  • Difficulty with or pain from opening your jaw (trismus).
  • Slow-healing gums.
  • Damage to existing dental work, such as crowns or bridges, or to roots of a nearby tooth.
  • A painful inflammation called dry socket, which happens if the protective blood clot is lost too soon.
  • Numbness in your mouth and lips after the local anesthetic wears off, due to injury or inflammation of nerves in the jaw.
  • Rare side effects, including:
    • Numbness in the mouth or lips that does not go away.1
    • A fractured jaw if the tooth was firmly attached to the jaw bone.
    • An opening into the sinus cavity when a wisdom tooth is removed from the upper jaw.