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14-Realisms That May Change The Course Of Treatment, Affect Healing Times, Or Increase The Incidence Of Side Effects & Pain

It’s common knowledge that the skill to be adaptive is one of the essential pillars for achieving excellence. While it’s not a pleasant topic, the possibility treatment can change is a reality. Case in point, consider the following:


  1. Type of Dental Problem you are experiencing and risks associated with this specific problem.


  1. Quality of treatment you have receive in the past or may choose at any given point in the future.


  1. Stage of Progression for your Dental Problem. Did the patient seek recommended treatment in a timely fashion or put off treatment until they experience pain or severe symptoms. Allowing a problem to progress the disease to spread, decrease treatment success rates, increase the chance for painful side effects, and increase healing times.
  2. Preexisting Condition and breakdown in conjunction with existing dental problem: wear, and age of adjacent teeth, gums, bone and Jaw Joint.


Examples of Pretreatment breakdown:

  • 70-80% Population has Gum Disease: American Academy of Periodontology
  • Fenestration & Dehiscence: occur in 20% of Teeth. This means that one in five teeth have some sort of bone recession of bone hidden under the gum tissues. This hidden bone effects treatment success for dental implants, bone, and gum grafting..
  • Dental cavities are the most prevalent infectious disease in humans, affecting 97 percent of the population in their lifetime. All dental work needs maintenance and is disposed to future decay.


  1. Patients genetic predisposition to future oral disease


  1. Patient’s General Health as it relates to healing and cause of oral disease. I.e. diabetes


  1. Dental problems caused by Side effects caused by Medications (Dry mouth causes oral disease!)


  1. Patient Stress level after treatment as its effects healing


  1. Social Habits: high amount sugar in diet, Smoking, Alcohol consumption, recreational Drug Use


  1. Oral parafunctional daytime and nighttime Habits. There is a 230% greater risk of failure of dental crowns associated with existing patient habits like grinding and daytime clinching


  1. Eating habits and types of foods


  1. Patient Home Care: Brushing and flossing


  1. Patient/Doctor Relationship: Working together to achieve success


  1. An individual’s commitment to read and follow Pre treatment and post treatment instructions.


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