Q: Is searching the Internet accurate for dental issues?
A: The short answer is “no”. The long answer is “noooooooooo.”
Example: When one Google’s: “I had a tooth pulled” and it stilled hurts, Dr. Siri Google MD (Medical Distortionist) notoriously spits out: “you have a dry socket.” This is completely wrong in most cases. How do I know? Dry socket, a painful but rapidly self-resolving side effect of a tooth extraction is usually found after the removal of women’s lower back molars, during menstruation or on birth control pills and smokers. So when I patient named Bob calls up and states he had an upper front tooth removed and thinks he has a dry socket, I know he has been pounding his keyboard at 4 am.
For some real accurate dental info, or to plug a hole in your leaky roof, give my new book a try. It is a compilation of eighteen years of writing the Ask the Dentist column in the Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News. Cost? Zippo. All you have to do is show up to July 16th’s seminar; details below.
You will learn:
How to choose a dental office based on the procedure you need.
How to choose a hi-tech hygienist; is yours up to par?
Are bone grafts needed after all extractions?
What If you can only afford dentures; are there any new developments?
How do you know if you have oral cancer?
Are you a candidate for implants?
What medications contraindicate dental implant treatment; the osteoporosis medications controversy.
How do get a dazzling smile with porcelain veneers without looking fake.
Why does a crown take 20 minutes in my office, but one to two hours in your doctor’s office?
Is gum surgery even being done anymore?
When should you NOT do a root canal?
And much, much more!
Editor’s Note: Dr. Josephs’ FREE seminar to the public takes place on Friday July 16th at 11:30 at the Double Tree on PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Their famous hot soft pretzels will be served. Receive a FREE copy of Dr. Josephs’ new Book: More Tooth Talk: What Educated Patients Need to Know About 21st Century Dental Treatment. ONLY 19 SEATS REMIAN, REGISTER TODAY! Call 561-832-2917 or email DRJOSEPHS@PALMBEACHDENTIST.COM Let us know what topics you would like to see covered. Dr. Josephs and his staff will be making a donation to St. Mary’s Pediatric Oncology Support team for each person who attends the seminar. It’s a great cause; we hope to see many of you attend!