PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma),first used in traditional medicine in the 1980's and in dentistry in the 1990's, is a new approach to tissue regeneration and is becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing in many dental procedures. If you've even casually followed sports in the last 10-15 years, no doubt you have heard about plasma-rich plasma injections. The treatment has been used across physical therapy and orthopedics to accelerate the healing time for muscle, joint, ligament, and bone injuries. According to Dr. Gerald Imber, M.D. in Mens Journal , here's how it works. Blood contains severa... read more

Root Canal Therapy

There is absolutely no need to be worried if your dentist suggested a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Root canaltreatment is necessary when parts of your tooth become inflamed or diseased.Inside your tooth, beneath the enamel and dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, treatment is needed. The most common causes of pulp inflammation or infection are a cracked or chipped tooth, a deep cavity, or oth... read more

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to shrink and becomes brittle from lack of exercise. Losing teeth not only affects your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged. Dental implants prevent premature aging and bone loss caused by missing teeth. Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Adolescents may be eligible once their facial structure has matured. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease implant treatment effectiveness, so first discuss your full medical history with your dental implant specialist. Dental implants are the mo... read more

It is common and perfectly normal to have some degree of apprehension or anxiety prior to receiving dental treatment. Some people however, have stronger feeling in this regard than others. These feelings may have been produced by family and friends, or by the nature of the dental procedure itself. Whatever the cause, apprehension or anxiety, can produce may unpleasant effects including heart palpitations, high blood pressure, upset stomach and trouble sleeping the night before the appointment. Many highly apprehensive patients avoid dental care for many years until their problems become so se... read more

What is a 3D dental scan?

One of the most important and exciting developments in dental diagnostic technology in the past decade has been the advent of 3D dental imaging. However, most people likely aren’t even aware of what 3D dental technology is — that’s how new it is! Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental x-rays are not sufficient. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to generate three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan . Images obtained w... read more