Anti-allergic dentistry is a new and exciting approach to dental care that focuses on preventing allergic reactions by treating your teeth with specialized techniques.
Allergy is caused when your body reacts to something you eat or inhale, causing your immune system to release chemicals that cause inflammation. This can lead to swelling, redness and pain in the affected area. Allergies are common but they can be severe if not treated correctly. In fact, in some cases, allergies may even be life-threatening. Hence, anti-allergic dentistry ensures that people suffering from any known allergy that interferes with a generic dentistry procedure are either replaced or completely omitted. For instance, people allergic to anesthesia are recommended treatment options that do not require one.
Metal-free dentistry has taken over the world with a boom. This rise in popularity can be attributed to people realizing how metals have long been causing numerous issues to individuals’ overall health. It does not help matters that metal braces were hurting people due to their structure and making the smile look artificial or made up.
AMALGAM FILLING REMOVAL
AMALGAM FILLING REMOVAL
Dental teeth fillings are a restoration technique intended to restore the form and function of teeth that have been damaged or decayed. Due to their strength, durability and affordability, amalgam fillings, composed of many different metals, are commonly used in restorative procedures. But a metal alloy called mercury used to reinforce amalgam fillings makes up around half of the composition. The patient is more likely to be exposed to mercury as the filling disintegrates over time. This mercury can escape as particles or vapor. Patients may also be exposed to mercury when fillings are removed, which frequently happens with time whenever fillings need to be replaced. Many dental organizations advise avoiding replacing mercury fillings when they are still in decent form since doing so might subject the patient to more toxic vapors. Yet, some dentists think removing and replacing amalgam fillings may be done safely and has several health advantages.
In terms of chemical structure, zirconia, commonly known as zirconium dioxide, is a substance obtained from zircon. The chemical oxidation of zirconium metal converts it into a ceramic substance called zirconia. Zirconia is a transition metal with the hardness of metal and ceramic’s capacity for heat resistance. Dental implants work best when made of zirconia. It is bio-inert and will not cause chemical changes, impeach the tissues or degrade. Hence, I t serves as a non-metal substitute for titanium. Patients love it because it has a characteristic white shade; it gives you those pearly whites.
AUTOGENOUS GRAFT / BIOLOGICAL TISSUE REPAIR
Autogenous Graft | Biological Tissue Repair
The term “bio-tissue repair” refers to repairing tissues, organs and whole organisms using biological methods. This is done through living cells, proteins, enzymes, other biomolecules and non-living substances like metals. The goal is to replace or heal damaged tissue or organ systems to restore function. An autogenous graft is a type of tissue transplantation where the donor and recipient are the same people.
In this procedure, doctors harvest healthy cells from the patient’s body and use them to grow new cells someplace else in the body, usually as a part of a healing process or creating an adequate amount of tissue or bone for surgery. It is also known as “tissue banking” and works wonders for healing oral tissues after surgery, especially for extraction areas that require swift healing for an implant. For instance, in a dental capacity, the harvested bone graft is used to treat bone deficiency in the jaw for the area to become eligible for implant surgery. Similarly, when a patient is experiencing gingival recessions, their tissue is harvested using soft gum grafts, also known as connective tissue grafts, available in the upper palate area of your mouth. However, in some rare cases, biomaterials are used when a patient’s tissues are insufficient to make up in quantity for the area requiring it. Naturally, this increases the workmanship of the procedure as the dentist would then recommend an allergic test to be conducted and check beforehand if the material is suitable for the patient and not risking a reaction.