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Overlay Partial Denture for Bite Opening

January 27, 2017

Filed under: Dentures and Partial Dentures — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 8:00 am

Overlay Partial Denture for Bite Opening       An overlay partial denture is compared to a flexible partial denture in this blog.  An overlay partial is described and illustrated above. All partial dentures are designed to fit around the remaining teeth and replace missing teeth.  There are many designs for partial dentures from complex to simple.  Some partial dentures use precision attachments instead of the […]

Gingival Papilloma or Lump on the Gums – Concern?

January 19, 2017

Filed under: Gum Surgery,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 11:32 pm

What is a gingival papilloma?  Should you be concerned if you think you have one?  What treatments are available? Small lump seen on gums between the central incisor and the lateral incisor in the photo to the left is a gingival papilloma.   A gingival papilloma is simply a lump of tissue on the gums as seen in this photograph.  The gingival papilla is a […]

Are Dentists Contributing to Prescription Opioid Abuse?

January 10, 2017

Filed under: Pain control,Pain Medications — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

Are Dentists Contributing to Prescription Opioid Abuse?  The answer is probably! Are Dentists Contributing to Prescription Opioid Abuse?  Our dental office hopes to do what we can to prevent contributing to narcotic abuse.  The questions we will be asking are: Do our patients need a narcotic prescription after their dental treatment? How many tablets is appropriate? Have you ever had dental surgery?  Have you ever been […]

Managing Pain After Dentistry

January 3, 2017

Filed under: Pain control,Pain Medications — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

It is very important to our office that we effectively manage pain during and after dentistry!  Managing pain after dentistry is typically done with Prescription opioids but may be more effectively managed with other safer medicines. Pain following a typical dental procedure such as an uncomplicated extraction is effectively managed with over-the-counter (OTC) medications.   Manage inflammation and you will be managing pain after dentistry! Most […]