Avulsed primary tooth

A great option for transporting the tooth to the dentist is in milk if it's available. If the tooth is clean, putting the tooth in the pouch of the child's cheek works well since saliva has a compatible pH and is osmotically isotonic with the periodontal ligament cells. There are also kits called Save-a-Tooth which some [...]

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Cavitron vs Piezo

The debate between piezo and cavitron is a classic, and they can both be great ultrasonics if you follow a few key principles: Cavitron The perception that the Cavitron is more powerful is a common one. And given the eliptical tip vibration pattern, you do have more active surfaces for debris removal. For initial therapy [...]

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Attrition, erosion, or abrasion?

There may in fact be some bruxism going on here, but without a full examination and history it’s hard to say if the wear facets are natural wear or due to habit. And yes, bruxers often get some dentin cupping, even without acid erosion, primarily from toothbrush (or more accurately, toothpaste) abrasion once the protective [...]

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