Pictures of Dentistry and Dental Procedures

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by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman, Director of The Center for Special Dentistry.

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Osseous reduction Surgery, periodontal flap gum surgery, gum pockets pocketing

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Osseous Surgery, periodontal flap gum surgery, jaw bone disease osseous reduction caries cavity Dental caries in a molar tooth. This tooth decay has to be removed before referring the patient for crown lengthening periodontal gum surgery so the Periodontist knows how much osseous reduction is necessary. This gum surgery is typically performed on otherwise healthy gums around an unhealthy tooth to obtain more tooth root for a dental crown to grab onto. Most other gum surgeries are performed on unhealthy gums.
Osseous Surgery, periodontal gum surgery, jaw bone disease osseous reduction root canal infection Crown buildup following root canal in a molar tooth. Photo 1) Following root canal. Photo 2) Tooth preparation -drilling - for the crown buildup. Note the preparation into the root canal orifices creates mechanical retention for the composite tooth bonding core. 3) Initial shoulder preparation for the dental crown margin. 4) Bevel placement for the dental crown margin. This tooth needs crown lengthening periodontal gum surgery with osseous reduction.
Osseous Surgery, periodontal gum surgery, jaw bone disease reduction root canal infection cavity Treatment of a severely tooth decay cavity in a molar with : - root canal therapy. - periodontal gum surgery for crown lengthening. - two gold posts. - porcelain tooth crown with a metal furcation.
Osseous Surgery, periodontal flap gum surgery, bone reduction  Extraction, Oral Surgery gelfoam 1) X-ray shows the impaction of a second and third molar. Pictures 2) - 6) Different views showing the large osseous defect and the significant exposure of the distal furcation of the first molar tooth. 7) - 8) Packing the defect with freeze-dried bone graft and gelfoam.


 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.