Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry
Nov16

Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry

Dr. Olga Karnakova speaks about the administration of narcotic pain medications and emphasizes these medications addictive qualities. In many situations, your dentist may prescribe you narcotic pain medications as a pain reliever when over-the-counter medications are not sufficient. It is important for patients to take narcotics only when prescribed by their doctor, and to follow his or her instructions...

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Premedication with Antibiotics
Nov09

Premedication with Antibiotics

For many years patients have been routinely prescribed antibiotics before dental procedures if they had some health conditions. After many years of research the amount of antibiotics has been reduced to just one dose an hour before dental procedures begin.

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Loss of Vertical Dimension
Nov04

Loss of Vertical Dimension

Dr. Kopel discusses the loss of vertical dimension as relating to adult aging and provides examples such as shorter facial proportion, crack at corner of lip, etc. as well as how to restore the patient back to a youthful appearance.  

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Posterior Dentition
Nov03

Posterior Dentition

What is posterior dentition? Dr. Olga Karnakova discusses the problem with missing back (posterior) teeth. When you lack of posterior teeth, it may have many negative consequences on your oral health.  Your back teeth support the vertical height of your face, and if your miss the back teeth, this may lead to a posterior bite collapse.

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