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By Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD

Written in particular for the dental sufferer, this source presents sensible information regarding dental wellbeing and fitness and treatments. Readers can entry easy-to-understand information regarding ideas to their dental difficulties and approximately tips on how to keep a fit smile for all times

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2), used carefully, and with preinjection topical numbing, provide simple, easy, painless anesthesia that dissipates soon after therapy is completed. Other local anesthetic types can be selected when shorter or longer anesthesia duration is desired,or if a patient has allergies to a specific chemical type,or heart problems. Your dentist will know the best type of local anesthetic for you and will be pleased to discuss the topic 29 Controlling Pain in Dentistry Pain Control Local anesthetic setup.

Over the past several decades, face masks for routine dental procedures have become very commonly used (FIG. 4). 34 Infection Control in the Dental Office FIG. 5 Uniforms. Clean uniforms protect you from contaminants. What does a face mask accomplish during dental treatment? Any disease the dentist may have that is transmitted through airborne particles will be prevented by the face mask from being transmitted to you. You will be pleased to know that similarly any airborne disease you may have will be prevented from infecting the dentist.

16). This technique usually requires several appointments and some time investment by the patient. Bleaching outside the dental office has become a routine procedure (FIG. 17). With this type of procedure, the patient applies the bleach chemicals to the teeth using a customfitted, tightly adapted mouthpiece or tray that is used for 30 minutes to several hours per day for a few weeks. Although this technique requires more time,it is far more popular than the in-office bleach because it is usually less objectionable to patients than in-office procedures.

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