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From Our Archives: Unexplained Dental Pain Explained – Tooth Extractions, Cavitations, & the Periodontal Ligament

By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN Removing a tooth is certainly an unfortunate event for a patient both physically and emotionally. However, having the tooth properly extracted may prevent health related complications from occurring in years to come. There are two important steps to follow when removing a tooth: First, it is imperative to remove […]

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Guest Post: 5 Tooth Truths You Need to Know

We encounter harmful toxins from a variety of sources: processed food, pollution, household cleaners, even certain cosmetic products. But one place most of us don’t expect to be exposed to them is in the dental chair. After all, dentists study and train for years to help patients achieve and maintain oral health. Most sincerely want […]

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What Are “Cavitations”?

A tooth extraction isn’t just yank and all done. It’s a surgical procedure. Sometimes it’s relatively simple and straightforward; others, it’s more complex. In all cases, and like any dental or medical treatment, it involves risks. Last week, we mentioned an all too common one: the development of “cavitations.” But although it’s common, this condition […]

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Does Everyone Need Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Getting your wisdom teeth removed seems almost like a rite of passage to adulthood. Those third molars usually start pushing through in the late teens – with some stress on the word “usually.” A good number of people don’t have the full set of four, if any at all. (For why that might be, check […]

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Biological Dentistry Loses a Pioneer: Dr. Hal Huggins

As we’ve noted, it’s not like dentists never knew about the problem with mercury amalgam until now. Not even 10 years after they came into use, one dentist described it to the first class of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery as one of the most objectionable articles for filling teeth that can be employed, […]

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Biological Dentistry Today’s Paradigm Shift

After graduating from dental school in 1983, I felt I had received an excellent education. I thought I had the proper dental skills necessary to help my patients restore, repair and maintain their teeth and periodontal (the tissue and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth) health for years to come. I also believed my job […]

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Unexplained Dental Pain Explained: Tooth Extractions, Cavitations and the Periodontal Ligament

Removing a tooth is certainly an unfortunate event for a patient both physically and emotionally. However, having the tooth properly extracted may prevent health related complications from occurring in years to come. There are two important steps to follow when removing a tooth: First, it is imperative to remove the entire tooth. Avoid leaving any […]

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