The goal of managing traumatized young permanent tooth is to keep its vitality by immediately stabilizing the tooth in its proper position using a splint. The dentist frequently provides the primary urgent care; therefore knowledge in the appropriate use of splint is essential for efficient management and its prognosis.
Subsequently, the patient mey be referred to an endodontist if the tooth is already stabilized for secondary level care such as endodontic and restorative management.
Dentists are often feared by patients because of painful injections. As dentists, we are also faced with challenges on how to provide patients withpainless shots and held them overcome their annxiety and fear of going to dentist. Studies have shown that patients are likely to avoid future dental procedues because of unpleasant experiences with injections and non profound anesthesia. Continue reading
An update on the understanding of dental caries will lead us to correcting certain myths on dental caries, using modern methods of visual and radiographic diagnosis of dental caries at its early stages and adapting contemporary tooth structure conservation and reliable dental caries prevention measures. Dental caries is produced as a result of an unbalance between bacterial plaque and dental substance. Its treatment is directed to reestablishment of balance between demineralization and remineralization of the tooth.