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Braces finally off after being in the mouth for about 2 years πŸ‘‹πŸ˜·. . . . Bracket removal via @tridont_albania
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Shoe game on point πŸ˜†.
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Poor grandma πŸ˜…. #relationshipgoals
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How gold braces are placed 😷. . . . Bracket installation by @vincentchendds
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Chicken wings anyone... oops I meant bitewings πŸ™ƒ. . . . Bitewings are dental x-rays that are commonly used in children and adults to see the back teeth. They help us to determine if there is any tooth decay that may be hiding in between teeth or under fillings. This x-ray gives us a general idea of tooth decay and previous fillings and how much it has spread into the teeth so we can decide the appropriate treatment for it. They are called bitewings because the patient bites down on a wing shaped apparatus that keeps the film in place while an x-ray is taken 😬.
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Front tooth root removed with Benex extractor 😷 . . . . The Benex extractor is a system that may be used to remove root remnants in an atruamtic manner with the aim of preserving the soft tissues and interdental bone surrounding the socket so that it may heal accordingly for implant placement. It works by screwing a Benex abutment in the root after a hole has been drilled in it. Tray filled with putty impression material is placed around the abutment to absorb the pressure caused on adjacent teeth by the pully system. Pully cord from extractor tool is placed in abutment and will act as an anchor during removal of the root. The extractor tool has a knob at the end of it which is turned to pull the root straight out of the socket. Benex demonstration by Dr. Phelan.
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Open toed shoes at the clinic πŸ€”? Say no more πŸ˜†.
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Who would scale this ⛏? . . . The human mouth is full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles in the mouth, constantly form a sticky, colorless film on teeth called plaque. Brushing and flossing help get rid of this. However, plaque that isn't removed overtime can harden and form tartar (calculus) which is seen in the image above where brushing will be useless. Only a professional cleaning (scaling) by a dentist or hygienist may remove tartar. The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become. . The plaque bacteria cause inflammation of gums aka β€œgingivitis" where they become red, swollen and can bleed easily. When gingivitis is not treated, it can progress to periodontitis where gums pull away from teeth and form spaces (pockets) that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are compromised. The teeth then may eventually become loose and removed from the mouth. So don't forget to brush and floss your teeth πŸ‘.
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What happens when a kid is too scared to remove his milk tooth 😧? His little brother saves the day πŸ˜ƒ.
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When you want your nails to be on point πŸ€“πŸ’…. #designsforvision . . No lie I've actually used my loupes to replace laptop parts lol πŸ› . Wondering if you've used yours for anything other then dental procedures πŸ€”. Loupe nails by @_jennipurr
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Well that was unexpected 😳.
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I'm not usually into art but this is impressive πŸ”₯. #apictureisworthathousandwords
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Who can relate to the HVE struggle 😯. . . . The high volume evacuation (HVE) is a dental suction used for..... Enough of my info posts ;). Enjoy this meme by @sfdentalnerd.
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When your kid wants to become a dentist πŸ’›. #futuregoals . . . Letting children patients play the role of a dentist may be a good way to introduce them to the different types of instruments used in a dental clinic. This in turn may also reduce thier anxiety or fear of the dentist and make them more easy-going and compliant towards dental treatments. Ofcourse instruments should be clean and steril and care should be taken to not give them pointed or sharp objects. Video of this cute 3 and a half year old dentist in the making provided by @clinic_group.
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How clear custom trays are made πŸ› . . . . Transparent custom trays are made to specifically fit the patient and can be made for many purposes such as retainers, night guards, splints and beaching trays. The blue machine in this video is called a vacuum former. It contains a vacuum pump and a heating source and these will help in making the custom tray. An impression model is placed on the vacuum plate above the vacuum and a sheet of resin material on top in the clamping frame. The material gets heated and after heating it is lowered down on the model where the vacuum turns on and sucks it all down so the plastic can adapt itself to the model in a process called thermoforming and viola patients' custom tray is ready after a little trimming.
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A dental training android πŸ‘€! Don't know whether to be impressed or terrified πŸ€”. . . . This robot is called Hanako 2 and it is a Japanese patient simulator giving dental students the opportunity to prepare for real patients by practicing their theoretical skills they learn and applying it on the robot. So it's like a very expensive phantom head but with the ability to respond to dental treatment by talking, opening and closing the mouth, coughing and various other actions. What are your thoughts on this?
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When you don't have time to see your colleague so you remove your own wisdom tooth 😷. . . . A dentist extracts the upper left third molar on himself. This takes quite a bit of skill and experience to perform and I would not recommend that any one try this unless you are a licensed/experienced dentist and have another dentist on standby in case things go wrong. Self-extraction by @doctor_yakhyaev.
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Veneer pops out after being loosened with a dental laser πŸ’₯. . . . Video provided by Master Dent illustrates the use of a nd:YAG laser to debond a veneer as it led to secondary caries. With the use of a laser the veneer doesn't have to be split in half in order to remove it and the tooth structure behind the veneer remains untouched. However, it would be advisable in such cases to place some gauze or throat pack in the mouth so the veneer doesn't accidentally get swallowed if it suddenly pops out from the tooth during debonding.
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When silicone lip implants have to be removed πŸ‘„. . . . Lip implants are often removed or rather replaced once they start to become uncomfortable and noticeable for example when a patient smiles and their edges can be seen. They are removed by an incision made under the lip so scarring isn't visible while healing. A surgical forcep is used to find the end of the implant and grasp it. Then a scissor with short blades goes gently deep inside the lip and widens it to separate the implant from the lip so it can be easily removed. After removal, sutures are placed and duck lips are eliminated. Video of implant removal provided by @ohiofacemd
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Watch till the end πŸ˜‚. #provisionalproblems . . . Skit done by @dra.andreav
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