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There are many practitioners of dentistry today.  Different techniques work in different hands.  To help the public understand the quality of services available, a review of definitions, technologies and a list of questions for your existing or potential dental service providers might be helpful.

An especially important topic is sharpening of scaling instruments typically used by a hygienist.  The teeth scaling appointment is for planing exposed root surfaces.  Unfortunately, very few do it.

YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY

Having accurate historical, medical information about you, already known, is obvious. This being given to your doctor, even before examiination, is critical to their decision making process.  The pieces of information necessary for prescriptions and insurance providers can be in excess of 100 items.

SHARPENING SCALING INSTRUMENTS

A simple teeth cleaning by scalings of the past may now also include a vibrating ultrasonic tip for bulk removal of calculus and/or a power jet washing to remove stains.  

EMERGENCE PROFILE OF CROWNS

The gum has a shape of its own.  When an over-contoured, improperly shaped crown impinges upon it,  a pressure sore, like a bed sore, will occur.  Even worse, severe bone loss may cause the tooth to be lost.

LASER "CAVITY" (CARIES) DETECTION

Decay patterns in teeth that had fluoride when developing can be impossible to detect without a laser based imaging system like a Kavo  Diagnodent.

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