Archive | August, 2017

Prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals

Root canals are used to save a tooth that has become infected or decayed, with over 15 million performed each year in the U.S.. However, this procedure can cause teeth to become to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. The procedure involves removing infected dental tissues and replacing them with synthetic biomaterials covered by a protective crown. Now researchers in Portland, Oregon, have developed a process by which they can engineer new blood vessels in teeth, creating better long-term outcomes. By removing the tooth’s blood and nerve supply it is without an biological response. Then can cause the tooth to be lost and a need of dentures or implants. The researchers used a 3D printing-inspired process, which was based on their previous work fabricating artificial capillaries, to create blood vessels in the lab. They placed a fiber mold made […]

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Going to the Virtual Beach Improves Dental Experiences

For patients at a dental practice in  Devon, England, Virtual Reality encounters in the dental chair can result in demonstrably better experiences. A team of researchers at the Universities of Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham worked with Torrington Dental Practice in Devon to find out whether virtual experiences could improve the patient’s experience during routine dental procedures such as teeth removal. Patients, who agreed to take part in the study were randomly allocated to one of three conditions: a) standard care , b) a virtual walk around Wembury beach in Devon or c) a walk around an anonymous virtual reality city. Results found that those who ‘walked’ around Wembury beach were less anxious, experienced less pain, and had more positive recollections of their treatment when compared to those in the standard care condition. These benefits were not found for those who walked […]

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What You Eat Can Play A Role in Preventing Cancer

New research has shown that several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels, and red grapes, could prevent the growth of prostate cancer, the most common cancer in U.S. men. The research uses a novel analytical approach to screen numerous plant-based chemicals instead of testing a single agent as many studies do, discovering specific combinations that shrink prostate cancer tumors. After screening a natural compound library, the researchers developed an unbiased look at combinations of nutrients that have a better effect on prostate cancer than existing drugs. The researchers were able to inhibit tumor growth in mice without any toxicity. During the past decade, other cancer research has shown that the chemicals found in foods such as turmeric, apple peels and green tea could be beneficial against cancer. These compounds reduce inflammation within the body and this reduction […]

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Ten Year Anniversary of Teethremoval.com

This month in August 2017 marks a milestone for Teethremoval.com. It has now been 10 years since the site was first developed and content started to populate. Here is a look back at some of my favorite posts over the past ten years: In Light of the Allegations of Child Sex Abuse at Penn State… Updates on Anesthesia Provided by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Third Molar Multidisciplinary Press Conference How to Improve Your Chances to Win a Dental Malpractice Lawsuit When Abstinence is Evidence-Based What to Do about the Fourth Molar: Similar Management Strategies as the Third Molar aka Wisdom Tooth? I hope you have learned something from reading the content related to wisdom teeth, dental care, headaches, and healthcare in general over the past 10 years. Make sure you continue to check back here on TeethRemoval.com for future updates […]

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