Because fluoride for children is an essential treatment. Therefore it helps to prevent decay and helps them grow with a healthy dentition. The guidelines for fluoride are based on their age to ensure adequate levels are met. Children under the age of two should not receive any topical form of fluoride due to the potential of swallowing it. Many communities contain fluoridated drinking water and is adequate for children two and...
Dental Fillings. Silver mercury fillings also known as dental amalgams have been in use since the 19th century. They are composed of a mixture of silver, tin, copper and mercury. Composite fillings, first introduced in the 1960’s have undergone many generational improvements and are now both strong and cosmetic alternatives to silver mercury fillings.
Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry . Dr. Karnakova speaks about narcotic pain medications and discusses various medications and their addictive qualities.
Dr. Kopel speaks about the prescribing antibiotics prior to dental procedures. Many years ago patients were routinely prescribed antibiotics to take before dental procedures if they had mild heart conditions. Antibiotics were taken several days before and after dental procedures in these patients.
Because, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are indicated for the relief of preoperative and postoperative pain. Therefore, these drugs can manage the pain of procedures that create an inflammatory response. Inflammatory response is what activates the pain-producing mediators in tissue.