Q: Are there any new methods on the horizon that will eliminate the needle at the dental office? Is there technology for comfortable dental visits?
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Dental Nasal Spray
Q: Has dental technology come up with a way to get numb without shots?
A: Forget the iPhone, the Tesla, breast implants and, my favorite, the Black and White Cookie: Get ready for Kovanaze, aka a mouth-numbing nasal spray.
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Q: My sister lost all of her teeth due to gum disease without ever having any pain to warn her. Is there any new technology that can prevent my teeth from reaching the same fate?
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Q: I had an upper tooth pulled a week ago. Now my voice sounds very nasal, fluid keeps going up into my nose when I drink and when I sneeze, avsmelly fluid shoots out of the area where the tooth was. What happened? Ted in Stuart FL
A: Although these symptoms ... Read More
Q: I recently needed to have 7 teeth removed due to gum disease and yet I have been getting my teeth cleaned by the same hygienist for 15 years. Why did she not see this coming?
A: Assuming you brush and ... Read More
Q: I was told I need gum surgery by my periodontist and my general dentist. I see a lot of information on the web about the use of the laser vs. surgery, yet both my doctors do not use this procedure. ... Read More
Q: Is it true you can loose part of your jawbone if you have dental work done while taking drugs for osteoporosis? Logan in Boca Raton
A: It’s a rarity that I repeat a subject matter, but after 390 columns, this subject is worth repeating. Some new conclusions have been reached ... Read More
Q: For several years now, I have had a growing purplish bump on my lower lip. I had consulted with a plastic surgeon, but he said it is not dangerous and did not want to attempt to remove it. I ... Read More