If every one’s tooth were worth this much money, we all be in heaven. But then these aren’t ordinary molar. They belong to John Lennon. He gave his tooth to his then housekeeper to get rid off and then later suggested that she give them to her daughter who was a Beatles fan. The tooth was value at $16,000.00 and put up for auction this last week. By the end of the auction and intense bidding, the winning bid was for $31,120.00. Can you imagine that? Its amazing what collector will pay for.
It is never to early to protect your children from childhood cavities. To do so, it requires that you get them to give up their bottles when its bed time. After your baby’s first tooth appears, don’t let them sleep all night in one position the entire night. Get them to sleep on their breast and on their backs. After six months of age get them to start drinking from a cup. Offer water, breastmilk or formula. Avoid soda, sweet drinks and juice. Don’t like them drink from a bottle all day long. Clean your child’s teeth and gum with a wash cloth or a soft toothbrush nightly. Check with your doctor or dentist to see if your child is getting enough fluoride each day, as it helps protect their teeth from decay.
There is perhaps nothing worse than getting your gums cleaned if you have not been to the dentist for some time. Any one who has endure what I have experience knows what I am talking about and will do next to anything to avoid it. Usually the dental hygienist will apply a tropical solution to help reduce the pain. This is fine if you get your gums cleaned really and they are not too sensitive. But if you don’t like to endure plain or if the pain gets to be too much you can request that you dentist give you a novacaine shot. The hygienist will not be able to work on your entire month because your mouth will swell up but you won’t suffer the pain associated with getting your gums cleaned.
No one wants to get their root canal removed and the older that we get the worse it can be and the longer the recovery time. A root canal can be done by a dentist or an endodontist. Usually the root canal is spotted by a general practice dentist. He or she then performs the procedure or refers the patient to a endodontist.
If your dentist performs the procedure then local anesthesia to numb the area near the tooth will be used. Next a rubber dam is placed around the tooth. An access hole will then be drilled into the tooth. The pulp along with bacteria, the decayed nerve tissue and related debris is removed. The cleaning out process is accomplished using root canal files. A series of these files of increasing diameter are each subsequently placed into the access hole and worked down the full length of the tooth to scrape and scrub the sides of the root canals. Then the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
If an endodontist performs the procedure they can elect to put you asleep and wake you up when everything is done. When I had my root canal, I was put to sleep and it was nice. I tend to get stressed out being at the dentist’s office so I always anticipate pain even though no pain occurs but just the anticipation cause a stressful at the dental office.
The American Dental Association is a great place to go to when you need to check to see if a dentist is licensed. Its also a place to look up a dentist to see if there are any complaints about him or her and to get their background information. Its also a great place to get to help you arbitrate your dispute with your dentist. They also give you the means to report your dentist for any malfeasance.
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