Surgical Articles

Dental pain: Predicting postoperative pain prior to the procedure

While one cannot predict which dental patients will experience postoperative pain and which will not, Dr. Scott Froum distills the top five preoperative factors and patient characteristics that lead to postprocedural pain and the need for analgesics so you can better anticipate various dental pain levels and respond proactively.

Are narrow implants a reliable solution?

Can narrow implants be used in the posterior maxillary and mandibular regions to replace premolars and molars? Can the use of narrow implants eliminate the need for grafting in certain circumstances? Drs. Patrick Palacci and Giulia Mancardi examine the literature to answer these questions and more to determine exactly where small-diameter dental implants can be used and whether they are a predictable treatment option.

Restorative Articles

Considerations when using veneers to fabricate a perfect smile

Dr. Michael Wei discusses the five main factors that contribute to designing a "perfect smile." He offers tips as he addresses each element and explains how dentists can combine science and art using porcelain veneers to create beautiful teeth and a natural, esthetic smile.

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.

Hygiene Articles

Clinical applications for the 2018 classification of peri-implant diseases and conditions

Susan Wingrove, BS, RDH, focuses on the clinical applications of peri-implant diseases and conditions in light of the AAP/EFP's new 2018 classification. This information will make it easier to assess your patients' periodontal status, as well as monitor their oral health and condition of their implants to ensure long-term success.

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.

Complications Articles

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Dental pain: Predicting postoperative pain prior to the procedure

While one cannot predict which dental patients will experience postoperative pain and which will not, Dr. Scott Froum distills the top five preoperative factors and patient characteristics that lead to postprocedural pain and the need for analgesics so you can better anticipate various dental pain levels and respond proactively.

Vaping and oral health: It's worse than you think

Drs. Scott Froum and Alisa Neymark examine the effects of e-cigarette ingredients and their notable deterioration on oral health, as well as offer insight into how explosions while vaping and burn injuries from e-cigarettes can lead to disfigurement of oral soft tissue.

Dental Practice Management Articles

Clinical applications for the 2018 classification of peri-implant diseases and conditions

Susan Wingrove, BS, RDH, focuses on the clinical applications of peri-implant diseases and conditions in light of the AAP/EFP's new 2018 classification. This information will make it easier to assess your patients' periodontal status, as well as monitor their oral health and condition of their implants to ensure long-term success.

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.

A Chairside Resource for the Entire Dental Team

Perio-Implant Advisory focuses on issues relating to periodontal and implant medicine.

Editorial Director Scott Froum, DDS, brings an unbiased clinical and academic perspective to the world of dental implants, periodontics, restorative, surgical, and practice management dentistry. Articles cover case studies in complex care and how to solve clinical complications with a team-based approach through interdisciplinary management. The emphasis is on periodontal- and implant-related issues with the goal of delivering excellent care to patients. Perio-Implant Advisory is a chairside resource for the entire dental team.

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Clinical Tips from the Editor

Dental pain: Predicting postoperative pain prior to the procedure

While one cannot predict which dental patients will experience postoperative pain and which will not, Dr. Scott Froum distills the top five preoperative factors and patient characteristics that lead to postprocedural pain and the need for analgesics so you can better anticipate various dental pain levels and respond proactively.

Do root canals cause cancer?

The recent documentary on Netflix, Root Cause, is causing quite a stir. Many are questioning the safety and validity of root canals and their possible connection to the "c" word—yes, cancer. Periodontist Dr. Scott Froum and Endodontist Dr. Omar Ikram debunk accusations made in the documentary on three levels so that you can begin to have intelligent conversations with your dental patients.

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    Vaping and oral health: It's worse than you think

    Drs. Scott Froum and Alisa Neymark examine the effects of e-cigarette ingredients and their notable deterioration on oral health, as well as offer insight into how explosions while vaping and burn injuries from e-cigarettes can lead to disfigurement of oral soft tissue.

    Clinical applications for the 2018 classification of peri-implant diseases and conditions

    Susan Wingrove, BS, RDH, focuses on the clinical applications of peri-implant diseases and conditions in light of the AAP/EFP's new 2018 classification. This information will make it easier to assess your patients' periodontal status, as well as monitor their oral health and condition of their implants to ensure long-term success.

    Oral-Systemic Articles

    Do root canals cause cancer?

    The recent documentary on Netflix, Root Cause, is causing quite a stir. Many are questioning the safety and validity of root canals and their possible connection to the "c" word—yes, cancer. Periodontist Dr. Scott Froum and Endodontist Dr. Omar Ikram debunk accusations made in the documentary on three levels so that you can begin to have intelligent conversations with your dental patients.

    5 of the most common questions dental patients ask and how to answer them

    While most oral conditions can be resolved with dental therapy, there are also many systemic diseases that manifest themselves in the oral cavity, thus requiring the consult of a medical physician. Dr. Scott Froum, editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory, addresses five of the most common questions dental patients ask about pathology in the mouth and shares answers you can use in your practices.

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    March 14, 2019 — 
    Predicting post-op dental pain with pre-op factors

    February 14, 2019 — 
    Do root canals cause cancer? How to have an intelligent talk with patients

    January 10, 2019 — 
    Vaping and oral health: It's worse than you think

    December 14, 2018 — 
    Preventing maxillary sinus graft complications | Best of 2018

    November 8, 2018 — 
    Common questions dental patients ask + how to answer

    October 11, 2018 — 
    Saving teeth: Changing the hopeless prognosis with new technology

    September 13, 2018 — 
    The new classification of perio that you, your patient, and your insurance company can understand

    August 9, 2018 —
     Canker sores: An old enemy facing new treatment

    July 12, 2018 — Saving T-I-M-E with short dental implants

    June 14, 2018 — 3 methods to increase survival rates of replacement dental implants after initial failure

    May 10, 2018 — Implant-induced decay: A problem bigger than you think

    April 12, 2018  5 seconds of implant safety that can save 5 years of litigation

    March 8, 2018
    — New Clinical Quick Tips video: Crown lengthening around bleeding crown/veneer restorations

    February 8, 2018 — Dangers of do-it-yourself dentistry: Gap banding case study

    January 11, 2018 — A better way to suture: Superglue for soft tissue | The best Tx for peri-implantitis: Mechanical, chemical, or laser?

     


                                   
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