Surgical Articles

Saving teeth: Changing the hopeless prognosis with new technology

Classically, a tooth that was affected with greater than 50% bone loss was given a questionable to hopeless prognosis. Dr. Scott Froum explains how new developments in laser and osteoblastic promotive technologies have surmounted historical restrictions of tissue repair/regeneration around diseased teeth and changed expected outcomes in periodontal treatment for patients interested in preserving their natural dentition.

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Saving T-I-M-E with short dental implants

Short implants may seem to be an obvious alternative where conventional implants are not an option without additional surgical procedures to compensate for tissue deficiencies in posterior regions. However, the question remains: Are survival rates for short implants the same as conventional dental implants? Dr. Scott Froum and Don Rothenberg discuss the benefits of using short implants in certain situations as a method to avoid having to do more invasive grafting.

Restorative Articles

Saving teeth: Changing the hopeless prognosis with new technology

Classically, a tooth that was affected with greater than 50% bone loss was given a questionable to hopeless prognosis. Dr. Scott Froum explains how new developments in laser and osteoblastic promotive technologies have surmounted historical restrictions of tissue repair/regeneration around diseased teeth and changed expected outcomes in periodontal treatment for patients interested in preserving their natural dentition.

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Factors to consider when choosing between a bar versus a Locator implant overdenture

Which is the best method for implanting an overdenture? The clip bar or direct attachment method? The subject has been debated for years, and each method has its proponents. Steven Pigliacelli, MDT, CDT, examines several clinical scenarios and explains the deciding situational factors to consider between a bar and a Locator implant overdenture that will determine final case design.

Hygiene Articles

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Top 3 reasons why you shouldn't use floss around dental implants

Dental implants are changing people’s lives and improving overall health. However, while they are designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth, implants have anatomical differences that may require a bit more care than a traditional toothbrush and dental floss to ensure that surrounding gum tissue and bone remain healthy. Shavonne R. Healy, BSDH, RDH, ICP, discusses a few reasons why flossing may not be the ideal choice for implant patients.

Saving teeth: Changing the hopeless prognosis with new technology

Classically, a tooth that was affected with greater than 50% bone loss was given a questionable to hopeless prognosis. Dr. Scott Froum explains how new developments in laser and osteoblastic promotive technologies have surmounted historical restrictions of tissue repair/regeneration around diseased teeth and changed expected outcomes in periodontal treatment for patients interested in preserving their natural dentition.

Complications Articles

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Canker sores: An old enemy facing new treatment

Initial onset of aphthous ulcers, also called canker sores, usually occurs in childhood or early adulthood. Canker sores affect women more than men, are self-limiting, and are disproportionately painful relative to the size of the lesion. Perio-Implant Advisory's Editorial Director Dr. Scott Froum discusses the etiology, types, diagnosis and associated systemic disorders, as well as the most effective new treatment for these ulcers that plague many.

implants, short dental implants, short implants

Saving T-I-M-E with short dental implants

Short implants may seem to be an obvious alternative where conventional implants are not an option without additional surgical procedures to compensate for tissue deficiencies in posterior regions. However, the question remains: Are survival rates for short implants the same as conventional dental implants? Dr. Scott Froum and Don Rothenberg discuss the benefits of using short implants in certain situations as a method to avoid having to do more invasive grafting.

Dental Practice Management Articles

periodontal disease, dental insurance

The new classification of periodontal disease that you, your patient, and your insurance company can understand

In this carefully reviewed article, Perio-Implant Advisory's Editorial Director Dr. Scott Froum provides a simple summary of the new classification of periodontal disease and peri-implant disease, as well as a discussion of the staging and progression of periodontitis. This information can be used to explain treatment needs to both patients and dental insurance companies.

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Saving your sanity while saving teeth: 3 ways to make dental insurance approval easier for periodontal therapy

With the advent of new technology, teeth that previously were considered hopeless can now be saved through periodontal therapy. However, sometimes an obstacle arises and it's not the patient or the disease—it's the dental insurance company. Kyle L. Summerford shares three time-tested ways he uses to ease the insurance approval process for periodontal regeneration therapy.

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Saving teeth: Changing the hopeless prognosis with new technology

Classically, a tooth that was affected with greater than 50% bone loss was given a questionable to hopeless prognosis. Dr. Scott Froum explains how new developments in laser and osteoblastic promotive technologies have surmounted historical restrictions of tissue repair/regeneration around diseased teeth and changed expected outcomes in periodontal treatment for patients interested in preserving their natural dentition.

periodontal disease, dental insurance

The new classification of periodontal disease that you, your patient, and your insurance company can understand

In this carefully reviewed article, Perio-Implant Advisory's Editorial Director Dr. Scott Froum provides a simple summary of the new classification of periodontal disease and peri-implant disease, as well as a discussion of the staging and progression of periodontitis. This information can be used to explain treatment needs to both patients and dental insurance companies.

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    Saving teeth: Changing the hopeless prognosis with new technology

    Classically, a tooth that was affected with greater than 50% bone loss was given a questionable to hopeless prognosis. Dr. Scott Froum explains how new developments in laser and osteoblastic promotive technologies have surmounted historical restrictions of tissue repair/regeneration around diseased teeth and changed expected outcomes in periodontal treatment for patients interested in preserving their natural dentition.

    overdenture, implant

    Factors to consider when choosing between a bar versus a Locator implant overdenture

    Which is the best method for implanting an overdenture? The clip bar or direct attachment method? The subject has been debated for years, and each method has its proponents. Steven Pigliacelli, MDT, CDT, examines several clinical scenarios and explains the deciding situational factors to consider between a bar and a Locator implant overdenture that will determine final case design.

    Oral-Systemic Articles

    canker sores, aphthous ulcers

    Canker sores: An old enemy facing new treatment

    Initial onset of aphthous ulcers, also called canker sores, usually occurs in childhood or early adulthood. Canker sores affect women more than men, are self-limiting, and are disproportionately painful relative to the size of the lesion. Perio-Implant Advisory's Editorial Director Dr. Scott Froum discusses the etiology, types, diagnosis and associated systemic disorders, as well as the most effective new treatment for these ulcers that plague many.

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    Top causes of gingival enlargement and treatment options

    Scott Froum, DDS, editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory, describes the various causes and dental treatment options for gingival enlargement, a condition mistakenly used synonymously with gingival hypertrophy and gingival hyperplasia. He also presents a new form of surgical treatment that can assist in correcting certain types of gingival enlargement.

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