Ouch a tooth ache: If you are reading this blog and can’t sit still because of a tooth ache get yourself to a Bitindentist, now. Hot and cold: If you keep putting cold water on a tooth to control the pain, you have an acute pulpitis. You may need endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) for.. read more →
A Patient’s Guide to Implants This is a short guide to dental implants. Dentistry has over 30 years experience with the modern dental implant. Dental implants work. Implant therapy requires a well thought out treatment plan, patience and financial commitment. The surgeon (in this instance me) can place an implant in an extraction site the same.. read more →
Small incisors: Small incisors or peg laterals or lateral incisors is a common problem which people like their dentist to address. Melissa’s lateral incisors (the teeth next to two front teeth) were very small. We opted to place crowns on her teeth following orthodontic treatment. Melissa had orthodontic treatment in our office when she was.. read more →
Adult orthodontics: Adults Orthodontics in your 40’s can make a new smile for the rest of your life. Our patient came to our office for many years. Then one day she said let’s do it. I want my teeth straight. Her teeth were very crowded. You couldn’t see her lateral incisors (those are the teeth next.. read more →
A smile for a lifetime: Ten years with a perfect smile. Her smile is as beautiful as the day we placed Empress veneers. Porcelain veneers are very reliable whether they are placed for aesthetic reasons or for restorative reasons such as a fractured tooth. Few technologies have come along in dentistry which promised so much and lived.. read more →
Ten years later: Ten years after orthodontic treatment her smile is even better. She had a very crowded dentition (our fancy word for teeth). We decided to treat her with first premolar extractions. There are orthodontists who frown on extractions cases and orthodontists who prefer the flexibility provided by premolar extractions. Studies that show that.. read more →
Slipped on ice.
A Northeast Winter: Our patient slipped on ice on her driveway this winter. It happens. She arrived in our office with two front teeth broken and a kitchen cloth with some ice cubes to her lip to keep the swelling down. I took pictures when she arrived at the office but I promised not to show it to any one. Although..
This great patient is an example of what early orthodontic treatment can do! Who has the worlds best smile? Obviously , for a teenager it is when orthodontics is over and the brackets come off. This young gentleman had very crowded teeth. We started with taking orthodontic records as soon as the crowding problem.. read more →
She said its time: It is never to late for braces. She always wanted straight teeth. This photo is from the BIG DAY when we took the braces off. We gave a big round of applause to her for her commitment and good sense of humor she brought to the office at each visit. It.. read more →
Saving teeth: Not everything is as it seems. What you are looking at is some one who has seen a lot of life and several excellent dentists. He came to the office with pain on the upper left first molar (you are looking at a mirror image of the teeth). Part of our job is saving.. read more →