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Doctor Smile  πŸ’‰ Your everyday doctor of dental surgery πŸ“± Sharing a bit of dentistry with you βš’ Learn to do periodontal surgery πŸ‘‡πŸ» In your own dental practice

Now that was smooth πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜·. .
Ortho band removal via @drjordansol

When you’re working in dentistry πŸ”­πŸ˜·.
Can you spot the difference 🧐? Cartoon via @fezojcartoons, drawn by @joseph_adamian_dds.

Periodontal flap surgery 😷πŸ”ͺ. In this video from @synergyspecialists a periodontal flap is being reflected by @dentalsurgeon. When dealing with flaps efficiency is major πŸ”‘ as it reduces not only treatment time but even patient stress, bleeding and post operative complications. If the sulcular incision is smooth and precise, recovery time is faster and less painful. As illustrated above, the trick to making a flap is control of the papilla first. A 15 blade can be used to reflect majority of the papilla. Once it’s reflected, the rest of the flap is a piece of πŸŽ‚. Afterwards, the actual procedure can begin. Be sure to follow @synergyspecialists for more surgeries.

Baby tooth extraction πŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ‘ΆπŸ».
Guess how old the child is 🧐.
Extraction via @dr.dhia_dental_center.

Makeup palettes? Please 😷🎨.
#dental #palette

Direct composite veneer procedure πŸ› πŸ₯š. Patient came with two upper central incisors that were previously filled. The restorations had become defective and discolored the incisors. Teeth were restored with direct composite veneers using the Uveneer system. Results are at the end of the video.

Removing tonsil stones β›πŸ˜·.
Tonsil stones also known as tonsilloliths sometimes give the feeling of something stuck in the throat and can contribute to bad breath. Some people may experience long term chronic problems with tonsilloliths. A tonsillolith may be popped out from a tonsil with the fingers, a pencil, tweezer or other small pointed instrument leaving what looks like a little "hole", but is, in fact, simply the tonsillar crypt in which it formed originally. A permanent treatment for chronic tonsilloliths may be to surgically remove the tonsils in a procedure called tonsillectomy.

Great changes in this case by @drmikewei. Love how treating the worn and discolored teeth improves not only this patient’s smile profile but even her entire facial appearance. Guess what type of material the prosthetic restorations are made of.

Gummy Smile Surgery πŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ‘„. Here a gingivectomy is performed with the use of an electrocautery device. In the process of electrocauterizarion, a direct or alternating current is passed through a resistant metal wire electrode, generating heat. The heated electrode is then applied to living tissue to achieve hemostasis or varying degrees of tissue destruction. This allows for a controlled cutting of excess gingiva with minimal bleeding resulting in a smooth healing of the gums.

Wisdom tooth extraction with no forceps 😷. In this video from @synergyspecialists an impacted upper left third molar is extracted by @pnwoms. It was removed because of risk for development of dental caries on the second molar. Be sure to follow @synergyspecialists for more surgical procedures. #wisdom #tooth #extraction

When you drop a crown πŸ‘‘πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜‚.
Provisional problems via @crown.dentist

Ergonomics? Please 😷.

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