Monday, October 29, 2007

This very attractive young lady walked around like this for 3 years until she got this fixed. It was very easy to fix, she was terrified to have it done. I would have been terrified to smile if my teeth were like this!

Dontcha wish your teeth were clean like mine

OK, this patient was told by her previous dentist not to come back until she stopped smoking. Which she never did, so she never went back. And that was 3 years ago. Here is the photo of her lower front teeth, and then the associated x-ray. Notice that the only thing really holding in her lower front teeth is the calculus itself? NOW GO FLOSS!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bite me!!

Hey, now that Fall has returned, I will get this blog rolling again.

OK, so here is a picture of an 80 year old patient- she has EXCESSIVE wear on her lower anterior teeth, dontcha think? Years and years of having no back teeth and chewing with her front teeth, when she should be using the front ones only to rip and tear into food.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ever play rugby? This guy got one in his head!
It is upside down on the front of his skull. He had frequent headaches, and finally went in and they found it. He played rugby and got hit by an opposing teammate. He thought he just had a cut, so the ER doc just sewed him up.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

OK, one last one for today. Nice photo here, think this patient flosses much? Would you kiss this person, stick your tongue in their mouth? It is such a joy to smell their breath as well. How could you make out with this person!!!!!

OK, so look at this x-ray. It is a periapical film of the upper right quadrant. Notice something funny? This patient's upper right 1st molar is bombed out. AND IT WAS NOT HURTING HIM, even though the decay had gone into the nerve. Patient had it pulled out.

OK, how about some totally gross pictures of teeth? Let me see what we can post you to motivate you to clean your teeth! This is a lower right 1st molar, which had a root canal done, but the patient never had it crowned, and of course, it broke and could not be used.