Sunday, May 22, 2011

Would you kiss your mother with a mouth like that? EWW!

Would you kiss your mother with a mouth like that?  EWW!



The "Before" picture 03/09/2011
The right side had SRP completed on 03/09/2011
The left side had SRP completed on 03/16/2011


This 19 year old female is beautiful.  Well, until she opened  her mouth. Yuck! 
She says she brushes but we've all heard that line before.  
Plaque, calculus, generalized heavy bleeding not to mention the putrid breath, speak volumes.

I like to call her a RDH's  SRP  "Wonderland of Fun". 
All the calculus popped right off with the Cavitron and minimal handscaling. Periodontally speaking she had gereralized psuedopockets and no bone loss.  Basically, she bled like a stuffed pig and should respond very well to the treatment as long as she follows through with proper homecare and three month recalls.  

For those of you that need a little help with the dental lingo:  scaling and root planning (ie: SRP) is a deep cleaning and boy did this chick need one.  Oral hygiene instructions were reviewed prior to patient dismissal on each visit just to reinforce them.  


Drum roll please.......

The right side had SRP completed on 03/09/2011
The left side had SRP completed on 03/16/2011

The right side had SRP completed on 03/09/2011
The left side had SRP completed on 03/16/2011
The right side had SRP completed on 03/09/2011
The left side had SRP completed on 03/16/2011


Well I think I did a good job.  :)

These final photos were from the appointment for the SRP of the maxillary and mandibular left quads.  The maxillary and mandibular right had to be lightly handscaled and polished again because she was still lacking in the oral hygiene department.  Oral hygiene instructions were enforced, again.
  
The patient was placed on three month perio maintenance regimen.   She's due back in to the office in June.  I hope she shows up, I would love to see how well she maintained her teeth.

Obviously I Suck at Blogs


A month has gone by and I haven't blogged once.
I did think about it once or twice... I just never found the time.


I took my NERBS for anesthesia a couple of weeks ago and still haven't heard the results yet.  Once I get the results I still have to apply to the State of New Jersey for my license.  What a pain in the ass!
I'm worried I'll wait so long that I'll forget how to give the mandibular block I'm not worried about any of the other injections.  To try and stay in the loop I keep watching all the dentists at my office inject just to remember what to do.
Lets pray the NERB and State of New Jersey move fast.









Picture of the Day...


 My second youngest patient to date.  This is a one month old baby.
The mother brought her, concerned because two teeth had appeared a week or so ago and that they made breastfeeding not so comfortable.
We were able to get an mandibular occlusal xray.  
The doctor determined that these are the patients deciduous teeth.    
One month old with teeth #O-P erupted