Archive for August, 2013
We begin developing primary teeth six weeks after conception, inside the womb, so we literally have our teeth our entire lives. Dental surgery is any dental procedure that modifies the teeth and jaw bones. Dental surgeries include root canals, crowns or caps, bridges, implants, dentures, extractions, and braces.
Root canals are a common dental surgery. Root canals involve removing the usually infected tooth, allowing for temporary pain relief. With the technology of today, root canals are no more painful than getting a filling. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, in 85 percent of patients is caused by a dental condition, sometimes an infected tooth or gum.
Cosmetic dentistry is another common dental procedure. Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance, not function, of the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry procedure
Urgent care facilities have been a fixture in the health care system of the United States for decades. Here are five facts about the services that they offer.
1. There is 14 billion dollars in annual revenue to be found in 24 hr urgent care centers in the United States. These centers cover anything from anonymous Std testing sites to immediate care that is not quite serious enough to take up space in the emergency room.
2. According to a survey conducted by The Urgent Care Association of America, 57 percent of patients wait 15 minutes or less to be seen, and about 80 percent of all visits are 60 minutes or less. This is significantly less ti