Dental extractions, although often considered the last treatment of choice in the dental armamentarium
, remain a common procedure in dental practices in less-developed countries, and in underprivileged settings in general.
Porcelain veneers are a recent and very exciting development in the dental armamentarium
. At the present time, many dentists are accomplishing veneers as a routine procedure.
actinomycetem- comitans, an invasive pathogen associated with the development of periodontal disease and generally quite difficult to eliminate, responds well to laser treatment.2, 3 Scaling and root planing out- comes are enhanced when diode laser therapy is added to the dental armamentarium
. The patient is typically more comfortable during and after treatment, and gingival healing is faster and more stable.4, 5
As an adjunct to traditional restorative techniques, air abrasion seems to be carving out a place of itself in dental armamentarium
. Air abrasion tooth cutting has been accepted relatively well by a small segment of profession.
While reported clinical trials have concluded that articaine is a safe effective addition to the dental armamentarium
, there have been reports suggesting that articaine use is associated with higher rates of paresthesia (persistent anesthesia).