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We placed great emphasis in minimizing the discomfort in dental treatment, to eliminate the discomfort associated with injections, specially compounded topical agents are applied to tissues prior to the injection. Also our dentists are train to deliver the LA injection as slowly and smoothly as possible to minimize pain. For invasive procedures, nerve block are often administered.

 

 

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STOP SMOKING AND GET HELP FROM US, WHILE YOU COULD LEARN HOW TO QUIT SMOKING, SINCE THERE IS A NEED TO QUITE PRIOR TO YOUR IMPLANT TREATMENT PLAN ...

Quitting and quitting

No Smoke, But Plenty of Danger

Oral Cancer

Implant-Supported Denture

Implant Failure

How Does It Work?

The Implant Process

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Caring for Your Implant-Supported Denture

Possible Complications

What Can You Expect From Your Implant-Supported Denture?

 

 

 

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We placed great emphasis in minimizing the discomfort in dental treatment, to eliminate the discomfort associated with injections, specially compounded topical agents are applied to tissues prior to the injection. Also our dentists are train to deliver the LA injection as slowly and smoothly as possible to minimize pain. For invasive procedures, nerve block are often administered.

 

 

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¿En qué consiste el examen de glicemia?
Se trata de una muestra de sangre matinal. La mayoría de las veces se realiza junto con exámenes de rutina posterior al periodo de ayuno nocturno, de por lo menos ocho horas.  Recuento de glóbulos blancos

People always seem to be popping ibuprofen for aches, pains, sprains and swelling. Is it really safe and effective, and will it be useful for my upcoming wisdom teeth removal?

case carries a moderate degree of complexity because of the loss of the incisor and the disappearance of space available for the placement of a new incisor.

People always seem to be popping ibuprofen for aches, pains, sprains and swelling. Is it really safe and effective, and will it be useful for my upcoming wisdom teeth removal?

Monika Lewis couldn't remember a time when she was happy with her smile. By age 54, she was so upset with the appearance

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The implant crowns can either be screwed into implants or cemented on to them. Screws Are Safer In Certain Situations....

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que exámenes debe realizar el paciente antes de ser sometido a una cirugía de implantes?

San Blas Islands, great places in Panamá to visit

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Not only does smoking increase the chance that you will develop gum disease, it makes treatment much more difficult. And the treatment is less likely to succeed. That's because smoking hinders healing in your mouth.

Una perdida de dientes creas dificultades para comer y sonrisas incompletes.

·       Tenemos un selecto cuerpo de odontologos, capacitados para ayudarle a superar la perdida de dientes mediante implantes dentales oseointegrados

·       La System de Blanqueamiento;  Zoom Advanced es lo que se uses con la programa conocida Cambio Extremo.

·       Blanqueamiento que puede aclarar hasta 3 tonos dependiendo de la salud bucal de la persona.   Aplica para mayores de 18 años y Es requisito presentarse con los dientes limpios.

·        La limpieza elimina la placa bacteriana y remueve manchas ocasionadas por el té, café, bebidas y otras pigmentaciones.

 

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Quitting Smoking

You've probably seen the warning on cigarette packages: "Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health." What smoking-related diseases come to mind? Lung cancer, probably. Emphysema, maybe.

But did you know that half of periodontal (gum) disease in smokers is caused by smoking? Chronic (long-term) gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth.

"Studies have found that tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease," says David A. Jenaro Fune, D.D.S., M.P.H. clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. is an associate professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Periodontal (gum) disease is a bacterial infection. It destroys soft tissue and bone that anchor your teeth to your jawbones. Bacteria grow in the dental plaque that forms in the pockets around your teeth. Your body's reaction to the plaque leads to the breakdown of soft tissue and bone.

In early stages of the disease, you may notice that your gums bleed when you brush or floss. As the infection worsens, your gums begin to break down. They pull away from your teeth, forming pockets. Later, the pockets between your teeth and gums deepen as more of the supporting structures are destroyed. Ultimately, your teeth may become loose and painful. They may even fall out.

Studies have shown that smokers have more calculus (tartar) than nonsmokers. This may be the result of a decreased flow of saliva. Calculus is the hardened form of plaque.

Smoking tobacco products can make gum disease get worse faster. Smokers have more severe bone loss and more deep pockets between their teeth and gums than nonsmokers. In studies, smokers were three to six times more likely to have gum destruction than nonsmokers. Severe bone loss was five times greater among current or former heavy smokers than among people who never smoked.

"Smokers have much less gum bleeding and redness than other people even though their mouths are not healthy," clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. says. "This can lead to the false impression that the gums are healthy. It is therefore very important that tobacco smokers have regular dental exams to evaluate their gum health."

Not only does smoking increase the chance that you will develop gum disease, it makes treatment much more difficult. And the treatment is less likely to succeed. That's because smoking hinders healing in your mouth.

One study found that smokers were twice as likely as nonsmokers to lose teeth in the five years after completing periodontal treatment. In most studies of nonsurgical gum treatment (deep scaling), smokers improved less than nonsmokers. Smokers also don't respond as well to oral surgery treatments. Dental implants are much more likely to fail in people who smoke, because of poor bone healing.

Crowns and bridges look great when first placed in the mouth. In smokers they often lose this beautiful appearance, especially as the gums recede and bone is lost. Popular cosmetic procedures, such as porcelain laminates, will not look good for a long time in a person who smokes.

Researchers still are studying just what smoke does to mouth tissue. It appears to interfere with basic functions that fight disease and promote healing. Researchers have found that smoking affects the way gum tissue responds to all types of treatment.

"It is believed that the chemicals contained in tobacco interfere with the flow of blood to the gums," clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. says. "This leads to a slowdown in the healing process. It makes the treatment results less predictable and often unfavorable."

It is not just cigarette smoke that contributes to periodontal disease, clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. says. All tobacco products can affect gum health. This includes pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and cigars.

A study conducted at Temple University showed this risk. Researchers reported that 18% of former cigar or pipe smokers had moderate to severe gum disease. "This is three times the amount found in non-smokers," clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. says. The study was published in the Journal of Periodontology in 2000.

Experts say pipe smokers have rates of tooth loss similar to those of cigarette smokers. Smokeless tobacco can cause the gums to recede. This increases the chance of losing the bone and fibers that hold teeth in place.

The only good news about smoking and oral health is that the Surgeon General's warning holds true. Quitting now does greatly reduce serious risks to your health. A recent study reported that people who had quit smoking 11 years before had about the same rate of periodontal disease as people who never smoked.

Even reducing the amount you smoke seems to help. One study found that people who smoked more than a pack and a half per day were six times more likely to have periodontal disease than nonsmokers. Those who smoked less than a half pack per day had only three times the risk.

"The dental office is a good place to visit for help with quitting," clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. says. "Your dentist can show you the effect of smoking on your mouth and teeth. She or he can help you set a quit date and provide you with advice on which medicines can help you quit, such as nicotine patches or gum."

 

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Implant Failure

Dental implants can replace lost teeth in people who smoke. However, smokers should know they have an increased risk that the procedure will fail.

"Studies have consistently found that patients who smoke have more implant failures," clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. says. Smokers who are considering getting a dental implant need to realize this risk, he says.

"Before getting implants, consider seeking counseling and support to help you quit smoking," he says.

 

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Oral Cancer


Tobacco's greatest threat to your health may be its link to oral cancer. The American Cancer Society reports that:

 

  • About 90% of people with mouth cancer and some types of throat cancer have used tobacco. The risk of developing these cancers increases as people smoke or chew more often or for a longer time.

     

  • Smokers are six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop these cancers.

     

  • About 37% of patients who continue to smoke after cancer treatment will develop second cancers of the mouth, throat or larynx. This compares with only 6% of those who stop smoking.

     

  • Tobacco smoke from cigarettes, cigars or pipes can cause cancers anywhere in the mouth or the part of the throat just behind the mouth. It also can cause cancers of the larynx, lungs, esophagus, kidneys, bladder and several other organs. Pipe smoking also can cause cancer in the area of the lips that contacts the pipe stem.

     

  • Smokeless tobacco has been linked to cancers of the cheek, gums and inner surface of the lips. Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of these cancers by nearly 50 times.

No Smoke, But Plenty of Danger

By now, most of us know that smoking cigarettes isn't healthy: The smoke you inhale contains toxic compounds. They increase your risk of lung cancer. But what about smokeless tobacco? Is that "little pinch" really going to hurt you?

Yes. "Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to smoking," says David Jenaro Fune, D.D.S., M.P.H. clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. is an associate professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

"Smokeless tobacco greatly increases your risk for cancer of the mouth," clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je. says. "It causes periodontal disease and cavities. Smokeless tobacco contains abrasives. This means your teeth will wear away faster." These products also cause stains and bad breath, he says.

In the United States, smokeless tobacco use has declined in recent years. About 3% of adults are estimated to be smokeless tobacco users. This includes about 6% of men and less than 1% of women.

The rate of use by adults varies by state. For example, 9% of men in West Virginia use smokeless tobacco, but only 2% of men in Massachusetts use it. Rates of smokeless tobacco use by U.S. adults are highest among:

  • Young men

  • American Indians

  • People who live in the South or in rural areas

Smokeless tobacco comes in four basic forms: chew, snuff, plug and snus.

Chew, or chewing tobacco, consists of shredded tobacco leaves. Snuff is loose, ground tobacco leaves. A plug is a firm, compressed chunk of ground tobacco leaves. Sugar, salts or flavorings sometimes are added to improve the taste. Snus, a new smokeless tobacco product, is now being sold in the United States. It is packaged in a small bag that looks like a tea bag. This form of smokeless tobacco is popular in Sweden.

Just like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco contains chemicals. More than two dozen of them are known to cause cancer. But unlike cigarettes, smokeless tobacco is in direct contact with the inside of your mouth. This may make smokeless tobacco even more addictive than cigarettes. That's because nicotine enters your bloodstream faster. Nicotine is the addictive substance in tobacco.

Holding smokeless tobacco in your mouth for 30 minutes exposes you to as much nicotine as four cigarettes.

Using smokeless tobacco heavily or for a long time greatly increases your risk of oral cancer. "Oral cancer is a major concern with smokeless tobacco use," says clinic express Implant specialist, Dr. Fung, Je.. "Treatment of oral cancer can disfigure the mouth and jaws. I advise patients not to use tobacco products in any form."

As little as one year of use can cause a white patch to develop in your mouth. These patches should be tested. They may contain cancer cells. Don't wait for symptoms before you visit your doctor: Until it spreads, oral cancer causes no symptoms.

Using smokeless tobacco can cause other problems:

  • Smokeless tobacco is a breeding ground for bacteria. It collects food and other debris, and sits in your mouth for hours at a time. It is also sweetened to improve the flavor. The result? Tooth decay.

  • People who use smokeless tobacco are more likely to develop receding gums and periodontal disease.

  • The area where the tobacco sits can become unusually dry. This increases your risk of tooth decay.

  • Using smokeless tobacco can reduce your senses of taste and smell. It can stain your teeth and cause bad breath.

  • You are more likely to get a coating of bacteria and debris on your tongue if you use smokeless tobacco. An advanced stage of this condition is called black hairy tongue.

Your risk of these conditions will decrease if you practice good oral hygiene habits.

 

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Quitting Smoking: A Journey

Quitting Smoking: A Journey

Take the route that works best for you.


Learn The Basics

Tobacco Products: Differences and Similarities
If you think cigarettes are the only tobacco products that can kill you, you may be making a deadly mistake.


The Addiction
Quitting is far more than just a mental battle. The nicotine in cigarettes creates a physical addiction.


Secondhand Smoke
When you smoke, you force the people who spend time with you to "smoke" too.


Quitting Smoking: Getting Started
Learn the physical reasons you should kick the habit. Smoking affects more than just your lungs.


As If Cancer And Heart Disease Weren't Enough ...
Six things you should know about the effects of smoking on your body.


Effects Of Smoking
Smoking affects every part of the body, including the gastrointestinal tract. In every puff, cigarette smokers inhale over 400 toxins and 43 known carcinogens.


Tobacco-Related Diseases


Take Action


Women and Smoking: Why It's Important to Quit
This article from the National Women's Health Information Center explains why women need to kick the smoking habit.


How To Stay Smokeless
Here are some ideas, adapted from the National Cancer Institute and other sources, on how to keep from lighting up.


The Best Ways To Quit
From cold turkey to nicotine replacement, we review the best ways to quit.


Won't Quitting Make Me Fat?
It's true that many smokers gain weight after quitting, but the weight gain is usually mild, nine to 11 pounds on average.


Exercise Can Help
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, regardless of whether you smoke or not.

 

 

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