A dental condition that develops from the combination of two things: 1) Prolonged use of a complete upper denture with 2) only lower anterior teeth (usually the lower 6 anterior) holding a Kennedy Class I partial denture.
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In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of...– Bill Cosby [This seemed fitting considering Dr. Huxtable graduated from Temple and I finished my first year]
Recent trends in dental litigation have shown that this form [implants] of tooth...– Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS [“Implant Dentistry for the Recent Dental Graduate”, Mentor Supplement to Compendium Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2007, italics added]
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Wisdom Teeth (from http://drnate.blogspot.com/)
Dr: Your upper right wisdom tooth is both broken and infected. The good news is - It should be pretty easy to remove.
Patient: Right now?
Dr: Probably take about five minutes, sure.
Pt: Hmm. But is it ok to remove?
Dr: Well, if you had a really huge infection then that might complicate things, but I think it'll be fine in your case.
Pt: No, but I mean...it's a wisdom tooth.
Dr: That is correct. And it's basically shot - there is no saving it, only a lot of discomfort if we don't remove it.
Pt: But what about the wisdom?
Dr: (Where? I don't see any...) "Errrr....I'm sorry?"
Pt: It's a wisdom tooth.
Dr. (back on solid footing) Yes!
Pt: So won't it affect...my...um....you know....
Dr: (please be kidding please be kidding please...) "...um.....I'm afraid I don't...."
Pt: My wisdom.
Dr: Like, your intelligence?
Pt: I guess.
Dr: (trying really hard to not be condescending) Um, "wisdom tooth" is sort of an expression - they don't show up 'til you're older and presumably wiser...Not actually tied to any wisdom, uh..... (am I REALLY having this conversation?)
Pt: Oh. Just checking. So, can you knock me out?
Dr: (You're conscious now? Really?) Um we can get you numb...you'll feel only pressure.
Pt: What if it goes to my brain?
Dr: What, the anesthetic?
Pt: Yeah. I don't want my brain numbed.
Dr: I can guarantee the anesthetic is the least of your concerns.....
Increasing the diameter of an axon will increase its conduction velocity which...– Temple University School of Dentistry Physiology Notes