How To Avoid Infections After A Dental Implant Operation

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

We know you hear this over and over again, time after time, but no kidding that this is the golden rule when it comes to warding off infections. Cleanliness is paramount when bacteria is roaming around practically everywhere in your mouth. If the site of impact is not kept as sterile as possible, bacteria will have the chance to flourish. A simple mix of warm water and salt should do the trick for the treated areas. Rinsing your mouth with a mild mouthwash is also recommended so that your mouth will not become overly dry. Also, if you remember to brush after each meal you’ll be set for life.

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Periodontal Disease Infographic: Learn The Facts

Oral health is essential to general health and quality of life. It is a state of being free from mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, gum diseases, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking, and psychosocial well being. Get the general facts on the nation’s leading diseases and prevent yourself from getting severe periodontal disease. For more information on preventative care or to check if you are at risk, please call (213) 250-7554 or visit

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Evolution of Dental Implants and Osseointegration

Scientists discovered fragments of stones and seashells in the jawbones of skeletons found dating back to 600 A.D during the era of ancient Mayans. The foreign materials in the jawbone of the Mayans resulted in the early instances of implants that proved to be fused to the bone. Since then, dental implants have been developed from advanced technology with the most significant advancement occurring in the 1950s, the discovery of titanium and osseointegration

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The Money Tooth

Why is it called the money tooth?

The first mandibular molar #19 and #30 is considered the most commonly treated tooth in dentistry. Reasons are: over the years, more restorations follow and they keep getting bigger and bigger until a root canal is involved.

Some molar are crowned several times in the life of a patient with occasional crown lengthening and endodontic re-treatment. The money tooth is often functional until the root fractures or secondary caries makes it non-restorable. The tooth is then extracted and replaced with a dental implant.

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