Some New Wisdom Teeth and Dental Information Websites

Recently I have come across a few new websites in the dental space and wisdom teeth space on the internet. 1) One of these websites is http://www.teethcenter.com. This site says  “TeethCenter is an organization committed to providing consumers and dentists with an online resource for dental related and news and information. There are many “health” sites on the web, but, not a prominent site dedicated to dental news and information.” The website looks quite nice but it’s articles in terms of quality are the typical. For example, on the page “Should I Have my Wisdom Teeth Pulled,” discussion is made of some reasons for and against wisdom teeth removal but not statistics/data to help aid the reader is presented.  I have provided a lot of information on this topic at http://www.teethremoval.com/risks_of_keeping_wisdom_teeth.html. Another article provided on teethcenter.com is on “Wisdom Teeth Extraction Complications,” where a few complications of wisdom teeth surgery is provided. I have provided a very detailed list of wisdom teeth removal complications over at http://www.teethremoval.com/complications.html. The site has been putting out some press releases http://world.einnews.com/247pr/306755 lately where they say “Impacted wisdom need to be removed in most cases and there is no way around that. At the same […]

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The Benefits of A Bachelor of Science in Nursing

I often post about college students and the costs associated with college, for example see this post Graduated College Students Having a Tough Time. For those looking for a potential career path you may want to consider obtaining a Bachelor of Science in nursing. The following infographic gives useful information for those who may be interested in nursing. One should note that employers prefer to hire nurses with a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) and that it is required if you are interested in working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Via: Anna Maria College

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Wisdom Teeth Removal can Lead to Permanent Numbness and More

A recent story in the Grimbsy Telegraph titled “£15,000 payout after dental op leaves Grimsby woman with permanent numbness,” describes how a 39 year old woman who had 2 wisdom teeth extracted was left with nerves in her lower jaw severed. The article was written on October, 6, 2012 and is located at http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/15-000-payout-dental-op-leaves-Grimsby-woman/story-17045539-detail/story.html. The woman says her lip turns completely blue in the cold and, at times, she bites her lip without realising until it starts to bleed. She also says “I can be having a drink or eating food and without realising I am dribbling…It is embarrassing when my children have to tell me to wipe my chin as I have food on it, or they tell me to speak properly because my speech is affected.” The woman was awarded £15,000 in an out of court settlement which is a bit less than $25,000 USD. As is discussed over at http://www.teethremoval.com/complications.html cases of permanent nerve damage unfortunately due happen. Also see http://www.teethremoval.com/dental_malpractice.html for some other cases and settlements from permanent nerve damage after having wisdom teeth extracted.

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Reads like a Dentist’s Advertisement

I periodically like to check out the wisdom tooth page over on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_tooth Recently I came across the talk page which has an interesting comment near the bottom written on September 3, 2012, “There is very little discussion of how common it is to have wisdom teeth, and how often wisdom teeth pose no problems if left alone. Nor is there adequate discussion of how often extraction is necessary when they do pose problems. Some lip service is paid to it in the “controversy” ghetto, but in the end the discussion of the “controversy” is equivocating and unclear. As a whole, the article conjured up the image of an eager, pushy dentist insisting that, “Yeah, buddy, wisdom teeth are a huge problem! It may not seem like it, but it’s bad – trust me, I know these things – I mean, would I lie to you? We’ll have to do an extraction, but don’t worry! Here, just sign your agreement to all these expensive medical procedures…” No offense meant to the contributors. At least the discussion of the pathology is extensive.” I personally think the wisdom tooth page on Wikipedia could use some work as it seems a bit […]

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Porcelain Laminate Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of a tooth to improve the aesthetics of the tooth or protect the tooth from damage to to the surface. Composites and dental porcelain are the two main types of materials that are used to fabricate a dental veneer. A porcelain veener must be fabricated in a dental laboratory whereas a composite does not have to be. Porcelain laminate veneers were first researched in the early 1980s. This research found that porcelain can be etched with hydrofluoric acid and  porcelain veneers can be bonded on the surface of a tooth permanently. Since then advances in ceramic materials, adhesive technology (bonding agents), and clinical techniques have allowed for porcelain laminate veneers to evolve into the treatment of choice for minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry. Various factors affect the long-term success of porcelain laminate veneers and a veener may have to be replaced over time. In one study, fracture represented 67% of total failures after an observational period of 15 years of clinical performance. The most frequent failure modes associated with porcelain laminate veneers are fracture, microleakage, and debonding. The most common uses for a dental veener are for teeth […]

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