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What is the difference between gingivectomy and gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty is the reshaping and remoulding of gum tissue. Gingivectomy is surgical removal of infected gingivae around a periodontal pocket.

Everything about Bell’s Palsy

Bells Palsy is a condition of paralyzed facial nerve caused by viral infection. It effects the facial muscles on one side of the face and is also known as unilateral facial paralysis.

What is hot tooth? Tactics to numb hot teeth

Hot tooth syndrome is an emergency dental situation leading to severe or moderate pain. It can be described as a patient, sitting in the waiting room, sipping on a bottle of cold water to relieve the pain.

Why is salt water the best mouth rinse for dental surgery aftercare?

Salt water mouth rinse reduces inflammation and swelling after dental surgery.

The mystery of the Tooth Fairy - origins and traditions

Who is the Tooth Fairy and what does she do with our lost teeth? The history of the tooth fairy can be traced to an 18th-century French fairy-tale called Petite Souris.

Best teeth jokes and quotes

Funny jokes and quotes about teeth and dentists

Do vapor and electronic cigarettes harm my teeth and gums?

Regardless of how it is delivered, nicotine is harmful for your mouth, teeth, and gums. It reduces blood flow and deprives the gums of crucial oxygen and nutrients.

Should dentists place a thyroid shield apron when taking dental x-rays?

Lead aprons are used as a protective shield to the thyroid gland and reproductive organs when taking radiographs in everyday dentistry.

Dental practices around the world accepting Dentacoin and cryptocurrency

A list of the dental practices and dentists by countries accepting Dentacoin and cryptocurrencies

Dentacoin - the dental cryptocurrency

Dentacoin (DCN) is a decentralized blockchain cryptocurrency designed for the dental niche. It is an Ethereum-based token that cannot be mined. Currently there are 325,226,613,094 Dentacoins.

Why have a root canal treatment on a baby tooth and not extract the tooth?

You should always opt out to save your child's baby tooth and ensure the adult teeth will erupt on the correct place in the right time.

Trench mouth - acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG)

Trench mouth is also known as Vincent stomatitis or acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis - ANUG. It is an acute inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria. It has a sudden start and is characterized by swollen, painful and bleeding gums and ulcers on the attached gingiva.

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