🚨🦷💉 it's a boy💉🦷🚨 is it just me or does this tooth look Prego?
Tomorrow is the last day of emergency rotation and I am seeing a lot of patients that are losing teeth that could have been treated and kept, if they just sought care sooner.
I learned something interesting today as well. Something that I hadn't really thought of...
The average person views oral "Health" as the absence of pain... And when pain does occur it is often ignored for long periods of time... And when it is checked out they end up seeing someone in the emergency room (not a dentist) because it is so painful.
Absence of pain is NOT absence of disease. By the time there is pain the tooth has a much lesser chance to be saved not to mention oral pain is not a fun experience to have. -
Moral of the story. Get to your dentist BEFORE you have pain. Because often the most easily treated disease processes and prevention of future disease is happening before any pain occurs.
Do that and then we can prolong your life by keeping your teeth in your head.
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches harness knowledge of cell populations and the factors that direct cellular function to inform tissue formation. In some cases, other species present an innate capacity to regenerate organs or tissues that humans are not capable of replacing spontaneously, and these species can serve as models for the study of cells and pathways involved in regeneration. A recent article by Bloomquist et al. reports investigation of tooth and taste bud progenitor cell populations in a Lake Malawi chichlid fish model, which replaces it teeth and renews taste buds throughout life. The authors found through in situ hybridization, fluorescent labeling, and RNA-Seq studies an anatomic linkage between tooth replacement and taste bud renewal in the fish model, co-localization of the structures in the oropharynx, and differential expression patterns between the structures. Go to the link in our bio and click "Advances In Regenerative Medicine" to read more! . . .