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Apicoectomy procedure explained

Apicoecomy is a dental surgical procedure consisting of root resection and removing the apical part of the infected tooth. It helps eradicating the abscess and the infected root canal filling.

 
Pulp vitality test

Pulp vitality testing is a way to diagnose the condition of the dental pulp. The test can be carried out by applying low temperature, high temperature or electric stimulus.

 
What is tongue thrust and why is it a problem?

Tongue thrust, also known as reverse swallow or immature swallow, is an abnormal habit in which the tongue protrudes and stays in between the upper and lower incisors during swallowing.

 
Oral Galvanism

Oral galvanism is also known as dental galvanism or electrogalvanism. It appears in patients with different metal restorations where saliva serves as a conductor and ion exchange is at present. The different electrical potentials and the conductor supply an environment for creating mild electricity in the oral cavity.

 
Medusa piercing

The philtrum piercing is also known as a medusa piercing. It is positioned in the philtrum, just above the upper lip.

 
Teeth Tattoos

Tooth tattoos, also known as dental tattoos or tatteeth, are engravings or drawings usually situated on the buccal surface of the teeth.

 
The Philtrum

The philtrum is a vertical groove extending from the middle of the upper lip to the nose. It consists of two vertical ridges with a dip in the middle and defines the shape of the upper lip.

 
Why every dental practice needs a practice manager?

What are the duties of a dental practice manager and how can the practice benefit from having an office manager?

 
6 simple tips to improve collections in your dental office

Advices on collecting bad debts and billing patients. Do you have the proper training for collecting outstanding payments?

 
Uvula

The palatine uvula is a soft structure at the end of the soft palate that can be easily seen when a person opens his mouth. It is formed of connective tissue and varies in shape and size.

 
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