Month: May 2015

Some Pediatric Dental Procedures Are Better Done Under A General Anesthetic

There are certain circumstances that may make it preferable for a child to be asleep during a dental procedure. If the treatment is going to involve extensive surgery, for instance, the time element alone makes general anesthesia a good option. Another case may involve doing several procedures at one time. A pediatric dentist might recommend […]

Pericoronitis Is A Bacterial Infection Of The Gums

The wisdom teeth, or third molars are the last of the permanent teeth to come in and usually start to appear during the late adolescent years. Because they are located so far in the back of the mouth, the molars are harder to reach with a toothbrush or dental floss and are more prone to […]

More And More Pediatric Dentists Are Promoting The Use Of Lasers

Until science and technology can come up with a way to prevent children from ever having to deal with cavities, pediatric dentists must get rid of tooth decay by traditional means. Using a dental drill to remove the part of the tooth that has been affected by decay was the accepted method until the early […]

Early Stage Cavities Are Getting Harder To Detect

Fluoride has been an invaluable tool in the fight against childhood tooth decay. However, the prevalent use of fluoride in drinking water and tooth care products has worked so well that our tooth enamel has become harder to penetrate. Consequently, cavities are now growing under the surface of the teeth where the tissue is softer. […]