Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"Doc, help!! Moving my Jaw is Agony!!"

Patient came into the office the other day. 
He stated that he "hadn't eaten for 2 days"
due to intense pain. 

Click on the picture. 
It will blow up on the screen. 
See if you can see anything that might be look
different then anywhere else. 
We are pretty symmetrical as humans. 

There is another picture down below that will show you the problem. 

I asked if anything he knew had triggered the pain. 
He stated that he had gotten punched in the jaw
but that it didn't hurt too bad at the time. 
But that over the last 2 days it had been increasing in pain.

Well, click on the next picture. 
The red circle indicates where the patient's jaw is broken.
He had attempted to chew over the last two days with 
a broken jaw bone. 
Every time he went to chew the bones would move against each other. 
He went directly to the oral surgeon where he was wired shut. 
He will need to stay that way for 3 months. 

Simply "getting punched" can hurt. A lot. Not only physically
but the financial ramifications will also be pretty tough here. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Electric Toothbrush

The studies show that, hands down, an electric toothbrush
will clean your teeth 5x better then a manual one. 

So what keeps some people from going out and getting one?


Some electric toothbrushes are $150-$200!!

My name is Dr Jim Ellis.
I was tired of my patients getting the short end of the brush ; )
So I designed, and had manufactured, an electric toothbrush
that is just as good as the other guys, but at about 1/3 the price.

30 second quadrant timer. 
2 minute total brush timer. 
2 weeks on a single charge.
3 different modes. 
AFFORDABLE interchangeable heads. 

And for my loyal Blog followers put the code


in the box at check out for 20% of. 

Read the reviews. 
Check it out for yourself. 
Dentist designed with patients in mind. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I think they cracked my tooth in surgery.

Um ...... Yah it's cracked. 
Sadly we see a lot of this. 
There is a reason why they have you sign those consent forms
 that say, "during anesthesia your teeth may become damaged".
This patient went in for a throat scope and ended up having
to have her tooth removed. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Broken Tooth ..... Now What?!

Most people break a tooth and think the worst. 
Crowns, Root Canals, Bears, oh my. 
In many cases however, a filling is all that is needed. 
This is a great case in point. 
Patient came in today with a corner broken off.
We matched the color, filled it, and finished off with
a nice polishing. 

And here is the after. 
The patient was very happy. 

The moral of the story is that when things break just
get into the dentist. 
It's probably not as bad as you think.