Sinusitis and the Dental Office

Practically every week of the year at Cape Dental Care we will have someone come in with a toothache that ends up being diagnosed sinusitis.   Their symptoms include: Sore upper posterior teeth (percussion, usually more than one) Feeling sensitive/swollen to the touch on their cheek Headaches Stuffy nose (runny nose, possibly green or yellow […]

Dental Fluoride: Savior or Poison?

Savior or poison?  The answer is both!  Living through 25+ years of treating patients with fluoride, I have heard it all.  A large majority of my patient do not give having fluoride a second thought.  It is simply something you need to have to maintain a healthy dentition.  However, there is a small minority of […]

Salivary Gland Stone: Sialolith

One of the most common salivary gland stones is the submandibular gland's duct sialolith. This is a case study of a recent patient who came in with such a stone. This 24 year old white female presented to Cape Dental Care with an ulcer behind her front lower teeth. She was 2 month postpartum and […]

Immediate Implants: Growing Back Your Teeth?

A deeply distraught patient shows up to their dental office with a broken tooth. The x-ray reveals a tooth broken off at below the gun line.  During the examination the dentist confirms what is shown in the x-ray; the tooth cannot be saved. With a heavy heart the dentist turns to the patient and tells […]

Cape Dental Care Teams Up With Nierman Practice Management

Cape Dental Care has now teamed up with Nierman Practice Management to offer our patients the possibility of filing their medical insurance for specific dental procedures. Their software DentalWriter and CrossCode will allow us to both document our clinical findings and manage insurance claims within one software package. Watch Dr. Phillip Kraver discuss why they […]

Scaling and Root Planning

Scaling and root planing removes the hardened bacteria from around your teeth that you cannot clean off during everyday oral hygiene helping to prevent gum disease.

Dental Insurance: Is Not Really Insurance: Insurance Tricks of the Trade

Insurance? What is dental insurance?  It certainly isn't insurance.  It would be better described as an allowance.  An allowance that is really your money paid back to you by very stingy parents.  You would be much better off putting the money you spend on dental insurance into a savings account than giving it to an […]

Painless Shots!

"Nothing personal doc, but I hate dentists." "When I was a child, I had a dentist that hurt me so bad I never got over it." "I'd rather have a baby than get dental work." "I have a really high pain tolerance for everything but dental work." "Can you just put me out, I really […]

TekScan

This is a piece of dental equipment that I cannot believe every dentist is not required to own.  It is a very accurate sensor that fits inside the mouth and is used to make a movie of how you put your teeth together.  It was invented in the 1980's for dentistry, but never caught on […]

Joint Vibration Analysis for TMJ and Myofacial Pain

As part of every dental exam the Cape Dental Doctors palpate the face and TMJ's to see if there is any clicks or pops associated with opening and closing the mouth.  Occasionally, a patient will have clicks and/or pops during the examination.  Thankfully, most clicks and pops have been happening for years and are not […]