What are dental implants?

Dental Implant in the Jaw

Improvements in dental care have been experienced over the years but today there are many people who are still suffering from tooth loss which is mostly brought about by tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease or injury). For a long period of time, bridges and dentures were the only available treatment options for people who had […]

The Sinus Lift Procedure

Grafik eines Sinuslifts

Sinus lift refers to a dental procedure that involves bone grafting. This is usually performed to patients when there is an insufficient number of bones in the upper jaw. This inadequcy may not be enough to last until the duration of the dental implant. Thus, dentists may require sinus lift to be performed before the […]

Bone Augmentation - Membrane?!

Zahnimplantat Konusverbindung

What is a Membrane? The membrane serves as a barrier that prevent the growth of your gum right into your bone cavity. In various bone grafts done during the dental implantation process, this membrane is positioned under the gum and right above the bone. Your dentist chooses the best type of membrane depending on your […]

Why You Should Consider Dental Implants?

Dental Implant in the Jaw

Having missing teeth can have a big impact on your appearance and for many people makes them feel self-conscious and damages their self-esteem. If you don’t like the idea of dentures and would prefer something more permanent then dental implants are the perfect solution.   How they work Below is the process of how implants […]

Mouth Cancer

Tumours in the area of th head, neck and mouth Ignorance creates fear, and this text should alleviate the fears of its viewers to some extent. How does a tumor develop and what exactly is a tumor; this will be explained in the following text. Both animals and human beings are composed of many different […]

AIDS and Dentistry

forscherin vor tafel mit statistischen formeln

Acquired Immunodeficinecy Syndrome(AIDS): a fictional plague?  The current belief worldwide is that is that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes Acquired Immunodeficinecy Syndrome (AIDS). Most people would say that it’s the incontrovertible truth. But what is truth? In current times, where one scandal follows hot on the heels of another, this is a question we […]

Build-Up of Bone and Bone Replacement Material

Why do we concern ourselves with bone replacement materials? Whilst there are a lot of studies about these topics amongst specialists, nonetheless most studies’ contents are badly put together and not according to evidence-based medical guidelines. In addition the various bone replacement materials are unfortunately often disregarded by Professors (heads of clinical departments in universities) […]

What is Bone Augmentation Surgery?

A bone augmentation is required on the affected jaw region

Bone Augmentation is a technical term in dental surgery. This dental term describes various methods of adding bone material, in case there is a lack thereof in the jaw. Lack of bone in the jaw may have various causes. For example, after the removal of a cyst a ‘localized lack of bone’ may occur. In […]

What is a Gum Transplant?

Gum transplantation procedure

Gum and mucosa tissue transplantation Gum or mucosa transplantation describes the procedure where pieces of mucosa, usually taken from the gum, are "planted" onto another part of the mouth. Connective tissue and mucosa tissue transplantations are used in dental medicine to treat gum tissue deficits especially in those areas connected with aesthetics. In contrast to […]

What is Cystostomy?

A folicular cyst in the jaw

Cystostomy is a possible form of treatment for a cyst A cyst is a cavity within the tissue which is enclosed by a small skin (epithelium), which usually is full of fluid or pulp and which may consist of several chambers. "Cystostomy" means "opening the cyst", whereby the volume of the cyst is reduced. In […]

What is Tooth Transplantation?

Images of a tooth transplant

Tooth transplantation in dentistry. Tooth transplantation is the transplantation of a tooth from one place to another. A tooth transplant is a biological method of replacing lost or missing teeth. In cases where young patients suffer from incomplete root development the chances are good that the tooth will grow normally after therapy. The risk of […]

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is used to treat facial pain

Osteopathy and Facial Pain Often dentists are confronted with patients who are suffering from head and facial pain. The pain is often not only dental but has a complex mix of causes. A common cause is muscular pain, the source of which is situated far from the head. An interdisciplinary approach can often help patients […]

What is Osteomyelitis?

Osteomyelitis - Inflammation of the Bone The terms osteomyelitis, periostitis and ostitis are frequently used as synonyms for inflammation of the bone. Let’s have a quick look at the definition of the terms. Since the bone itself (the calcium structure) cannot get inflamed osteomyelitis (meaning bone marrow inflammation) and periostitis (meaning bone lining inflammation) would […]

Cystectomy - Cyst Removal

What is a Cystectomy? A cystectomy is one possible therapy of a cyst. Cystectomy means the removal of a cyst, i.e. the scraping out of the cyst cavity. A cyst is a tissue cavity that is enclosed by a membrane (epithelium) and may consist of several chambers, usually containing a liquid/mushy content. In general, the […]

Radicular Cysts

What is a Radicular Cyst? A radicular cyst is a cyst which has developed from embryonic tissue remains, usually due to a dentogenous inflammational stimulus. A cyst is a cavity in tissue enclosed within the skin (epithelium) which may consist of several chambers and which is usually filled with fluid or pulp. Cysts grow in […]

Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Dentistry. Why are there so many different opinions about the surgical removal of wisdom teeth? Three dentists were asked whether a wisdom tooth should be extracted or not – and came up with four different answers! There are many different reasons, e.g. different levels of awareness of the indication […]

Mouth Cancer and Tongue Cancer

Cancer of the mouth and tongue in dentistry. Medical doctors do not speak of cancer, but of “carcinoma” or of a malignant tumor. Ignorance creates fear, and with this article we want to allay your fears a little! How does a tumor develop and what exactly is a tumor? Well, animals and human beings are […]

Osteoporosis

Osteopathy

Osteoporosis - Bisphosphonate Therapy How is the dental care of patients done during and after administering bisphosphonates? Bisphosphonates (BP) have been used successfully in certain tumor diseases (multiple myeloma) and in the bone metastasis of other tumors, but also in case of osteoporosis and other bone metabolism disorders for more than 20 years. Even quickly […]

Hygiene in the Doctor's Practice

The Importance of Hygiene in the Doctor's Practice Hygiene in the doctor’s practice prevents resistance to antibiotics. Medical doctors and dentists still have enormous potential regarding both the number of their prescriptions, as well as the hygiene in their offices, in order to curb the use of antibiotics! Did you know that in Germany alone, […]

Fistulas and Cysts

Fistulas and Cysts in Dentistry A fistula in the mouth is your body’s answer to a chronic infection. A fistula can develop anywhere in the body, in hard tissues (e.g. the bones) or in soft tissues (e.g. in the muscles or inner organs). Is there a correlation between fistulas and cysts? Yes! Both may develop […]