Blog Articles

Extraction and Immediate Bonded Bridge

Patient F presented to the office for her 6-month Re-care appointment, when it was noticed that # 24 had a facially draining abscess. Radiograph below shows mandibular anterior teeth with extensive bone loss with periapical lesion on # 24.

Dec 9th, 2016
Sugar, Teeth and Health

Sugars in food has been used since the earliest days of our civilizations. It is said that the technique of crystallizing sugar from sugarcane juice was developed in India around 350 BC.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Occlusal (Mouth) Guards – Designing Criteria

As dentists we have to diagnose for and make mouth guards for patients for the purpose of defeating the habit of teeth grinding or clenching. Yet in most dental practices the design of this occlusal device is usually determined largely by the efficacy...

Aug 10th, 2015
Unaesthetic Front Tooth – Conservative Treatment Option

Every once in a while we have to deal with an infrequent but annoying problem. Of a discolored front tooth. Anywhere else in the mouth this subtle but slowly progressing change would have been ignored or worse remained undiagnosed until symptoms appear.

Jun 25th, 2015
Retirement Dental Planning

This essay was the result of a conversation with a patient facing imminent retirement. His request was simple: to create a plan with long term prognosis of teeth and gums in mind and to do the needful to prepare him for a trouble free retirement.

May 2nd, 2015
Dental Phobia

Dentist have heard this common refrain from some patients: “Nothing personal but I don’t like you Dentists.” This is most honest confirmation of a patient dealing with Dental Phobia.

Nov 6th, 2014
Dental Insurance- A Dentist Perspective

This is an opinion piece and not a fact checked reference source. The intention of this essay was to answer some of the commonly heard questions and misconceptions about dental insurances.

Jul 27th, 2014
Sleep Apnea, Gastric Reflux and ADHD

Sleep Apnea, Gastric Reflux and ADHD (By Jai Kakanar DDS) This was originally published as a blog on my website:

Jul 8th, 2014