Dentistry

Video: The Benefits of CBCT in Dentistry

Posted on July 03, 2019 by James Florence

HERCULES — Host, Sarah Rutan: Are you planning to get a dental implant? Is so, you should ask your dentist about cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT. Today we’re in Hercules with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dr. Lovely Manlapaz of Lovely Manlapaz Teodoro DDS to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dr. Lovely Manlapaz: Dental CBCT, or cone-beam computed tomography, it’s an x-ray machine that is being used now more commonly in a dental office. Although, not dental offices have this tool or technology, but it’s very useful as far as a diagnosis and evaluation of the head in that area. In a dental practice, it’s very useful in your treatment planning for dental implant placement. Read more

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The Benefits of CBCT in Dentistry

Posted on July 03, 2019 by James Florence

HERCULES — Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a medical imaging technique that’s being used more and more commonly in dental offices today. This technology is extremely useful for ensuring accuracy with diagnosis and evaluation. It’s particularly beneficial for determining the placement of dental implants. When placing a dental implant, a dentist needs to make sure the jawbone is of adequate height and width and that no important structures will be damaged, such as the nerve or the maxillary sinus. CBCT allows a dentist to get a clear image of the implant area and determine a suitable placement location.

Due to the potential risks involved, if you’re planning to get one or more dental implants, Read more

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Video: Sleep Apnea Solutions

Posted on May 18, 2019 by James Florence

WALNUT CREEK — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you have difficulty getting a good night’s rest, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. But what can you do about it? Today we’re in Walnut Creek with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dr. Daniel Pestana to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dr. Daniel Pestana: Do you snore or does your spouse snore? This could be a sign of sleep apnea, which is a very serious breathing disorder that can shorten your life. And if you’ve got fatigue in the morning, if you feel sleepiness during the day after you’ve had what you think is a good night’s sleep, you may have sleep apnea. Read more

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Video: Dental Implants

Posted on May 18, 2019 by James Florence

WALNUT CREEK — Host, Sarah Rutan: Everyone knows that missing teeth can cause a wide range of problems. Fortunately, there’s an effective solution that you might not be aware of. Today we’re in Walnut Creek with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dr. Daniel Pestana to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dr. Daniel Pestana: Hi. Are you missing a tooth or missing multiple teeth? Do you have a spouse or a friend who has a lot of teeth that are missing? This could be a real problem for your ability to chew and eat all the [00:00:15 nice] things you want to. Doing an implant or multiple implants will give you your ability to chew like you did when you were in your 20s, Read more

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Sleep Apnea Solution

Posted on May 18, 2019 by James Florence

WALNUT CREEK — Do you snore while sleeping? Are you overweight? Do you feel fatigued in the morning and sleepy during the day, despite getting what you consider a good night’s rest? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder caused by an inability to get enough oxygen during sleep.

If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, you should seek professional diagnosis and treatment. Besides consulting your general physician, you should also speak to your dentist. Why? In addition to common sleep apnea treatments like the CPAP machine, there’s a lesser-known, dental-based solution: an oral appliance. Worn in the mouth during sleep, this appliance is designed to bring the patient’s jaw forward and open their airway so they can get the oxygen they need to sleep properly. Read more

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The Dental Implant Solution

Posted on May 18, 2019 by James Florence

WALNUT CREEK — Missing teeth can complicate eating, interfere with speech and even diminish self-confidence. If you’re experiencing these types of issues due to missing teeth, you’ll be glad to know there’s a solution: dental implants.

Dental implants are a type of prosthetic designed to replace missing teeth. Unlike other dental prosthetics like bridges, implants are free-standing, which gives them the look and function of genuine teeth. This is achieved by surgically installing a titanium post in the patient’s jawbone, upon which the dental practitioner can install an artificial crown. Once installed, implants require very little maintenance beyond your normal dental hygiene routine. This cutting-edge prosthetic offers a great way to restore your chewing ability, Read more

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Video: Oral Cancer Prevention

Posted on May 30, 2018 by James Florence

SAN LEANDRO — Host, Sarah Rutan: Oral cancer claims thousands of lives every year. Today we’re in San Leandro with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dr. William Hummer of William R. Hummer, DDS to learn about a crucial preventative factor.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dr. William Hummer: In today’s health care environment, it’s more important than ever to be, or have, a good advocate. Someone who watches out for you, and no one can do it as well as you can do it for yourself.

Cancer is one of the great challenges of our health care. And early detection is the single most important factor in a successful outcome in the treatment of cancer. Read more

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