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What are dental dams?

What are dental dams?

Clean working field: Dental dams are rubber dams used to isolate the tooth or teeth the dentist the dentist is working on for the purpose of infection control and better visibility ...Read more

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Dental exposed roots?

Dental exposed roots?

Dental root: Dental exposure of dental roots can occur naturally with aging. Recession of the gums can occur with overzelous brushing especially with an electric tooth brush. Also attack of the dentin by plaque formation or disease of the gums can cause exposure of the roots. ...Read more

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What is dental insurance?

What is dental insurance?

Insurance for teeth: As above - covers most services at dental offices. ...Read more

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What is a dental flipper?

What is a dental flipper?

Slang: Dental slang , but commonly used by all, to refer to a removable acrylic / acrylic and wire prosthesis with one or more denture teeth attached to temporarily replace missing teeth. Think of a retainer with teeth. Mostly for holding space and appearance, not for function. Named this because often can be "flipped" out of place with the tongue. Temporary transitional partial denture -- TTP. Good Luck ...Read more

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Are dental bridges common?

Are dental bridges common?

Definitely, yes: A traditional dental bridge is the most common type of dental bridge. ...Read more

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Dental dams what are they?

Dental dams   what are they?

Isolation of teeth: Dental dams are used to isolate the teeth that the dentist is working on to prevent contamination of the treatment site. A secondary benefit is that the dental dam prevents substances from entering the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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Is dental insurance worth it?

Is dental insurance worth it?

Not really: Dental insurance unlike medical insurance is good for preventative procedures and not so much for major procedures. Since most insurance plans have a yearly maximum of $1k to $2k per year and pay a higher percentage for preventative than for things like implants, crowns and bridges. Once you are in need of major dental work, you might as well be paying cash. ...Read more

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What is dental stabilization?

What is dental stabilization?

Immobilization: Dental stabilization is the use of wires or adhesives to immobilize teeth so that they can reattach & become more stable. This is used to attempt to save a tooth/teeth. ...Read more

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What is traumatized in dental?

What is traumatized in dental?

Hit, slapped: Traumatized could be any of a number of factors. Blunt could be from an outside force such as a ball or fist. Trauma from within would be more strongly associated with how your teeth fit together. Trauma from food comes in the form of too hot or too cold. Many others as well, but a limited number of characters available. Hopefully your teeth aren't traumatized! ...Read more

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What are dental injections for?

What are dental injections for?

Pain control: Dental injections most frequently used for pain and anxiety control in dentistry. ...Read more

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