15Apr, 2016

Antibiotic Prophylaxis: Prosthetic Joints and Orthopedic Implants

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If you have had a joint replacement and taken antibiotics before dental work in the past, you may not need to make a trip to the pharmacy before your next procedure. The American Dental Association has found it is no longer necessary for most dental patients with orthopedic implants to have antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infection. What Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis? Antibiotic prophylaxis (or premedication) is simply the taking of antibiotics before some dental procedures such as teeth cleaning, tooth extractions, root canals, and deep cleaning between the tooth root and […]
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7Jan, 2016

Dentist Carries Out Root Canal Treatment On 400-Pound Gorilla

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A dental team in England meticulously performed a root canal treatment on a 400-pound, western lowland gorilla named Pertinax who lives at Paignton Zoo. Pertinax was sedated for two hours while the dental team went on with the dangerous dental mission. The gorilla developed a fracture that could lead to a boil. Jo Reynard from the zoo’s veterinary team explained the living pulp risks exposure when the tooth is fractured. Saving the tooth required removal of the pulp and implanting a biocompatible replacement. Zoo officials had to work fast on […]
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