Gold Onlays and Porcelain Onlays. An onlay is a restoration material that is recommended instead of a crown procedure. Today we use porcelain instead of gold. Porcelain onlays rely only on bond strength in the same way the space shuttles heat shield tiles are glued or bonded in place.
Nonsteroidal Drugs in Dentistry. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications are indicated for the relief of preoperative and postoperative pain. These drugs can manage the pain of procedures that create an inflammatory response. Inflammatory response is what activates the pain-producing mediators in tissue.
Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry. Dr. Karnakova with Dr. Zak Dental Care speaks about the administration of narcotic pain medications and discusses various medications addictive qualities.
Mannequin Challenge at Downey Dental Office. At Dr. Zak Downey Dental Care we are dedicated to provide best quality dental care and patient satisfaction. But we like to have fun while doing it. Dr. Zak Downey Dental office chose to participate in the Mannequin Challenge!
Antibiotics in Dentistry. The use of antibiotic drugs in the United States has become a major healthcare issue. The best way to prescribe an antibiotic is to know exactly which bacteria are causing an infection and prescribe an antibiotic that will kill those bugs. In medical practice a sample of the infected tissue can be taken and grown in the laboratory.