Root canal treatment

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root canal therapy. With the removal of nerves and blood supply from the tooth, it is best that the tooth is fitted with crown this increases the prognosis of the tooth by six times.

The standard filling material is gutta-percha, a natural thermoplasticpolymer of isoprene, which is melted and injected to fill the root canal passages. Barium is added to the isoprene so the material will be opaque to X-rays, allowing verification afterwards that the passages have been properly completely filled in, without voids.

Why use Air Abrasion for Cavity Preparation?

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Why use Air Abrasion for Cavity Preparation? 
by Dr. Thomas E. Hughes, DDS, Colorado, USA and Dr. Ray Bertolotti, DDS, California, USA

For many patients, the thought of going to the dentist evokes the whining sound of the dreaded drill and the sudden twinges of pain when the dentist explores around a cavity. It is no wonder that an estimated 75 percent of adults fear the dentist. Children are not born afraid of the dentist but often have unpleasant experiences or are inadvertently taught by others to be afraid. Dental air abrasion changes all of this. Dental air abrasion is a good alternative for all patients, especially young children and nervous/elderly patients who have more fear than tooth decay.