Salivary Stones, & How it can be Treated?

Salivary stones, as the name suggests, are stones that develop within the salivary ductal system. They can cause obstruction of saliva and pain especially during meal times. They occur due to deposition of calcium and phosphorus in the duct of the salivary gland that hardens with time forming a stone. You might be wondering from…

Cone Beam CT, & Why Sometimes Do We Order It?

Cone Beam CT (Computed Tomography) has been developed in recent years for use in dental & maxillofacial regions and its slowly establishing itself as the imaging modality of choice in certain clinical situations. It allows clinicians to get a 3D image reconstruction of the 2D image. Thus allows a better and accurate radiographic interpretation.

Subgingival Margin Placement – A Step by Step Approach

When doing treatment planning of veneers, crowns, or bridges in esthetic zone. It’s quite often that we have to place our preparation subgingivally but at the same time, we should preserve the biological width. Placing the margin subgingivally will aid in improving the esthetic as it will hide the margin of the restoration. It will…

PVS is the most Common?! Then why Polyether?

For sure Impression materials are related and integrated in the dentistry field. That’s why we observe so many changes in the materials itself just like the polyether and additional silicone. Briefly, impression materials are divided into rigid and elastic impression materials in which generally the rigid one is used for edentulous patients with mild or…

Your Guide to Teeth Whitening!

In a world of social media and smartphones, we are only ever one click away from a photo being snapped and shared with the world. It is making people more aware than ever of how their teeth – and their smiles – look…

Take 2 Aspirin And Call Me In The Morning! How To Manage Dental Pain?

To many patients, pain and dentistry are synonymous. Patient surveys continue to indicate that fear of pain prevents many patients from scheduling dental appointments. This can often lead to the progression of infection or dental disease. Equally important, clinical practice can be disrupted by unscheduled emergencies and possible difficulty in obtaining adequate pain control. Challenges…

How Does Glutaraldehyde Prevent Postoperative Tooth Sensitivity?

It is interesting to note that some dentists have patients who complain of postoperative tooth sensitivity frequently, while others do not. The question you asked is not a new one; it has been asked for several decades. Scientists and clinicians in our research organization, Clinicians Report Foundation (CR Foundation), have researched this topic for many…

The Class II Restoration: Work Harder or Work Smarter

There are two basic ways to increase profitability in the dental office-work harder or work smarter. Working harder means seeing more patients, doing more procedures, and practicing at a faster pace. Working smarter includes increasing efficiency of personnel, technology, and supplies. The two are not the same, and do not always mean working faster.

Efficient Posterior Restorations With Selective Etching, Universal Adhesive, and Bulk-Fill Composite…

It’s not uncommon for patients who are middle-aged or older to present with multiple failing amalgam restorations in a single quadrant. Many of these restorations can be replaced conservatively with direct composite. Unfortunately, however, many of the placement and accompanying adhesive protocols required for predictability can be time-consuming and technique sensitive. That’s why it’s important…