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MyPerioPath by OralDNA

A common question of everyone doing something for the first time is “How?” Clinical laboratory testing is standard of care in the medical profession and while completing their degrees, our medical colleagues learned the “How.” For dental professionals, clinical laboratory testing is a newer concept. Clinical lab testing in dentistry marks a paradigm shift. We hope this series “How to Speak” provides insights into how to talk with your patients about optimal care.... The gum recovery kit consists of StellaLife® Rinse & Gel and Hyperbiotics® probiotics. The flavors are good so patient compliance is high and we have had great success with improved periodontal conditions.  Learn more >>

Technology Advances in Antimicrobial Rinse

The patient is much more comfortable after periodontal therapy and surgical procedures when the Recovery Kit is used. There are also numerous applications for oral lesions and chronic mucositis. The VEGA Oral Care Rinse can be used daily to keep P. gingivalis and other pathogens under control without staining, inhibiting healing or causing inflammation as chlorhexidine has been proven to do. You and your patients must try it to believe it. Learn more >> 

Natural and Effective Dry Socket Treatment

Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) is the most common complication following tooth extractions. Dry socket results when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction fails to develop, or is dislodged or dissolved before the wound has healed. When the blood clot is displaced from the extraction socket, the underlying bone and nerves are exposed, resulting in intense pain not only in the socket but also along the nerves that radiate to the side of the face. The socket becomes inflamed and may fill with food debris, adding to the pain. The dry socket symptoms usually begin 3-4 days after dental extraction and can last weeks. Learn more >>

Oral Mucositis Treatment with StellaLife®

Oral pain associated with inflammation of the inside lining of the mouth is often a serious side effect of cancer treatments (radiation, chemotherapy as well as bone marrow transplant).  This condition is called Oral Mucositis (OM) and causes redness, mouth ulcers and sores that can be very painful and distressing. Oral pain makes it difficult to eat, drink, and even speak and may be associated with infection. All this is affecting patients’ quality of life and their social and emotional well-being.  Learn more >>

Dental Pain Management, Opioid-Free

Pain management is an important part of dental practice. It is not uncommon for dental patients to receive opioid (narcotic) pain medications after various dental procedures. In conjunction with NSAIDs, narcotic pain medications are commonly given after third molar surgery. In the United States, 12% of all immediate release opioid analgesic prescriptions are written by dentists(1). An American Dental Association survey suggested that while a majority of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (74%) preferred patients to use ibuprofen after third molar extraction, 85% also prescribed a post-operative opioid analgesic (most commonly hydrocodone or oxycodone) (1). Learn more >> 

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