Socket preservation

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Hi All,

If you have a tooth that can’t be saved, and needs to be extracted, the socket that the extracted tooth would leave, should be handled in a special way, to preserve the bone in the area of the extraction, and that is called socket preservation. With the new advancement in dentistry, socket preservation is becoming a must following  an extraction.

If a tooth can be saved, extraction should not be presented as an alternative good option, with an implant replacement. And if a tooth can’t be saved, extraction should not be performed without socket preservation, regardless when an implant would be placed following the extraction.

In implant dentistry, preserving the bone that supports the implants, is fundamental to achieving ideal  results.

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Dental Trauma, a life changing experience

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Dear friends of Key West Family Dentistry,

When you are young and healthy, and things are going well for you, you can take life for granted. But sometimes, life would have a different plans for you.

This is a case of a  young  person who had an unfortunate accident, that caused him to lose  one third of his front tooth.

When unfortunate things happen to others, we usually say: That is sad, and then we go about our daily lives and forget about it, however, when an event like this happens to you, I promise that it would shatter your whole life right in front of your eyes, and your self-esteem would cease to exist.

Many questions would bombard your brain;

-What if  I lost the tooth eventually?

-How am I going to work like this now?

-How can I smile and talk to people like this?

-Will I have pain later on?

And many more questions.

I deal with cases like this, and much more complicated cases, on a regular bases, and that is why my job is so  rewarding.

Producing life-like result is our passion. If you ever wondered whether any imperfections  in your smile, could be corrected.

I would love to share with you the possibilities

From you Cosmetic dentist in Laurel, MD

 

 

 

 

Andrew ArnoukDental Trauma, a life changing experience

I don’t like my gap

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Gaps in the esthetic zone are fairly common, they are the results of different reasons, like having small size teeth, large frenum of the upper lip, permanently missing lateral incisors, and others. Some people don’t mind having them, but some like them closed.

They can be restored orthodontically by moving teeth and closing the gap, using bonding material or porcelain veneers/ crowns.

In general, the specific situation of each individual would dictate different approach for ideal results, since trying to close a large gap restoratively by adding composites, or by fabricating a veneer or crown, would result in changing the proportions of the tooth ( height to width) and would create a teeth that looks square in shape.

I consider a gap of 1-2 mm is an ideal situation to close. Anything over 2 mm, would greatly affect the Golden Proportions of height to width. And even though it is possible, but it is not recommended.

Here is a case of a 2 mm gap that I just closed, with favorable results.

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step

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Hi all,

It all starts with a second opinion or a consultation visit, and then taking the first step.

As I am getting ready to fly this week to Arizona to help  mentor another hands-on course to a group of dedicated dentists, I was thinking of  when I used to flying to different centers to improve my dental knowledge, clinical skills and decisions making processes.

It took years, hundreds of thousands of miles, extended days off of the office, and huge financial sacrifices to get to where I am now. Yet it all started with a clear vision of what I wanted, and then taking the first step. Everything that followed was just details.

Having a beautiful smile for some people, is a long and hard journey, yet it starts with a decision to have something better than what they have now, and simply taking the first step.

Here is an example of how a first step looks like in a long journey. It is a before and after case that I just started recently.

In life, what pushes you to take the next step is the rewards that you reap from taking the first step.

As Napoleon Hill said: “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit”

From your Cosmetic Dentist in Laurel MD

Andrew Arnouk

Before and After pictures: The first picture is before, the second is immediately after, and the third is 2 months later.

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When you need an emergency dentist in Laurel after the normal hours

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Hi All,

I need an emergency dentist in Laurel MD, I can’t take the pain anymore.

Many of you have experienced this situation: All the sudden, you start having  severe pain either on a weekend, or even worse at night.

Very few dentists open on weekends, and it is completely rare to find any dentist that opens at night.

If you couldn’t find any emergency dentist in Laurel, or in your town, to see you at night, then your best shot is to go the Emergency Room in a local hospital, like Laurel Regional  Hospital

Since none of the doctors on call in the ER are dentists, then you should expect at best to get some painkiller and antibiotics, and then asked to go the next morning and see a local  dentist.

Regular check ups will save you an emergency situation, and extensive and expensive treatments later on.

Your dentist in Laurel MD

 

Andrew ArnoukWhen you need an emergency dentist in Laurel after the normal hours

Taking the first step

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Hi all,

As I am getting ready to fly this week to Arizona to help  mentor another hands-on course to a group of dedicated dentists, I was thinking of  when I used to fly to different centers, domestic and abroad, to improve my dental knowledge, clinical skills and decision making processes.

It took years, hundreds of thousands of miles, extended days off of the office, and huge financial sacrifices to get to where I am now. Yet it all started with a clear vision of what I wanted, and then taking the first step. Everything that followed was just details.

Having a beautiful smile for some people, is a long and hard journey, yet it starts with a decision to have something better than what they have now, and simply taking the first step.

Here is an example of how a first step looks like in a long journey. It is a before and after case that I just started recently.

In life, what pushes you to take the next step is the rewards that you reap from taking the first step.

As Napoleon Hill said: “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit”

From your Cosmetic Dentist in Laurel MD

Andrew Arnouk

Before and After pictures:

 

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What to do when in need of an emergency dentist

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Many have experienced the frantic waiting room of the ER at a hospital. It is often scary to need an emergency room to care for you when your health has taken a downward turn. We are all trained to rush to the ER at the first sign of a medical emergency, yet have we ever been trained to deal with a dental emergency?

Today, I was chatting with a patient of mine who is a registered nurse in a hospital, working in the emergency room. She brought up that they have many dental emergencies despite their inability to help them. She proceeded to mention that some patients in pain have a waiting time of 5-8 hours before being seen and when they are finally seen, the doctors have no training whatsoever in dental care. The most they are given is an anesthetic to help with pain which ultimately only eases the discomfort for 2-3 hours.

When faced with a dental emergency, we will do our best to accommodate the same day. Dental emergencies often happen after business hours. Because the cause and treatment of your emergency can vary, the best way to alleviate your discomfort is to be seen as soon as possible. However, regular check ups at a dental office could someday save you this trip to the ER.

 

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Andrew ArnoukWhat to do when in need of an emergency dentist

How much value do you put on a smile for years to come

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When you go to a post-graduate school to get higher education, after you graduate, do you keep talking about how much your tuition was each year? Or instead do you focus on the opportunities that the degree would open for you? Do you hope make a difference on people’s lives for many years to come?

During the school year, you just have a debt that you have to deal with, and once it is paid, you don’t think about it again.

I strongly believe that having a natural and pleasing smile, is like getting a university degree. It takes time, effort and cost, but once it is done, you can enjoy the rewards for years to come.

For the first time in years, this patient can enjoy a smile that will make her want to smile more often.

As a bonus, this smile make-over was done very conservatively, to go with our belief of practicing conservative dentistry.

From your cosmetic dentist in Laurel,

Before and After images

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