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Lazing Lesions: Dangerous or Needed?

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Can you aerosolize a virus when using a laser for a cold sore or Papilloma mouth lesion procedure? This debate has recently appeared twice on Dentaltown and the opinions vary. Some dentsits hold strong to the efficiency of using a diode laser while other express concern for the potential threat. This begs the question, should lasers be used to remove mouth lesions? Aerosolizing a Virus Back in 1988, a study was done to determine the effectiveness of laser removal for warts. The study concluded that the largest area of concern was from the plume of smoke emitted during the procedure....

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History of Anesthesia in Dentistry

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Source, The Wellcome Library  Laser dentistry is introducing a new era where even topical isn’t needed for lots of soft tissue procedures. However, the discovery and implementation of anesthetics in dentistry helped to move the profession away from it’s dark and painful past. Here are two unique stories of how Ether and Laughing Gas were introduced into dentistry. Ether Inhaler Ether wasn’t used until the late 1700’s. This colorless and pleasant smelling liquid was the first effective numbing agents which proved to help in a variety of surgeries. The first public surgery of a tooth extraction without constant screams from...

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What to Consider When Adding a Diode Laser to your Dental Tool Kit

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Any purchasing decision should be made with some forethought. This is especially true when it comes to buying a laser for your practice. While there are many things that can be done, here are 3 important areas that need to be addressed when looking at purchasing a laser. Practice Needs Each practice with its clientele is different. While you see a variety of patients on a daily basis, it’s important to understand what kind of need you are fulfilling for your patients. There are many different kinds of lasers, with different wattages and different selling points. While most lasers range...

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The Horrors of Historical Dentistry

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In 1665, during the time of the plague in London, 10% of fatalities excluding plague victims were caused by issues with teeth. Understanding how to take care of teeth was difficult during this time period. Unique tools and methods were needed throughout history. Here are three of the most horrifying. Urine Rinse Even back in ancient Rome, there was a desire to have clean and white teeth. Apart from having a slave pick old food out of their master's teeth with a twig, unique mixtures were created as a sort of toothpaste. Pliny the Elder was a Roman author of...

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4 Simple Laser Procedures To Try In Your Practice

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The best way to start something new is by starting small. Diode lasers are taking dentistry by storm with innovative technology to provide more efficient dental service. If you are new to soft tissue lasers, here are 4 simple procedures any oral professional can try in their practice today. Implant exposure Traditionally the scalpel or a tissue punch have been utilized in clearing the soft tissue to gain access to the bone or implant. Issues with this include excessive bleeding or postoperative sensitivity. Instead of turning to more expensive options like the COD or ND:YAG lasers, the diode laser is...

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