Why do i have an ache when i bite down on my crown?

Sometimes it can be evidence of a high bite and sometimes it can be because the tooth in question needs a root canal, but sometimes there is another cause. Last week a patient came in with the following symptoms: her tooth ached immediately after eating. The tooth that was bothering her had what appeared to … Continue reading Why do i have an ache when i bite down on my crown?

When is a three unit bridge better than a single tooth implant?

If the teeth on either side of the missing teeth are vital than three unit bridges have a very good chance of lasting for longer than 10 years or more  ( At least according to studies cited by Frank Spear in his presentations). If the teeth adjacent to the tooth to be extracted have crowns … Continue reading When is a three unit bridge better than a single tooth implant?

Painless Dentistry?

The photograph shows a promotion orchestrated by Painless Parker, a turn-of-the-century dentist who teamed up with a former P.T. Barnum promoter to help promote his services. He would profess to be able to painlessly extract teeth and would organize demonstrations with a band present. When it was time for his presentation, after giving his patient … Continue reading Painless Dentistry?