Saturday, February 14, 2015

About Gaia Theory

Inherent in this [Gaia theory] is the idea that biosphere, the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the hydrosphere are in some kind of balance—that they maintain a homeostatic condition. This homeostasis is much like the internal maintenance of our own bodies; processes within our body insure a constant temperature, blood pH, electrochemical balance, etc. The inner workings of Gaia, therefore, can be viewed as a study of the physiology of the Earth, where the oceans and rivers are the Earth’s blood, the atmosphere is the Earth’s lungs, the land is the Earth’s bones, and the living organisms are the Earth’s senses. —Dr. Sean Chamberlain, Fullerton College

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Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Our Softdental Office in Houston, Texas just received a new review from a patient for the wisdom teeth removal procedure.

Thank you for your kind words and your trust in our service.

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Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Video of Live Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Published on Mar 23, 2013

Video of actual oral surgery to remove 2 completely impacted wisdom teeth that was done by our dentist, Minh Nguyen, D.D.S., in Houston, Texas.
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Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wisdom Tooth's Collateral Damages

This case involves the surgical removal of a completely impacted wisdom tooth. The horizontal impaction had caused a subgingival carious lesion in the adjacent tooth. Because of the extent of the subgingival cavitiy, the adjacent tooth now could not be saved, and required to be extracted at the same time of the wisdom tooth.

 Panorex examination revealed 4 impacted wisdom teeth (1,16, 17, 32). Teeth # 17 and #32 are completely horizontally impacted and are causing the large carious lesion subgingivally for its adjacent teeth # 18 and # 32. A diagnosis of impacted wisdom teeth 1,16,17,32 and acute abscess teeth # 18, 31.


Due to the level of the carious lesions, teeth # 18 and 32 were determined to be non-restorable and required extraction as well. Because of financial constraint, the patient requested for the surgical removal of the affected teeth lower left side (#17 & #18) at this time only.

The patient was anesthetized locally. We began by sectioning the tooth # 18 in half. Due to the carious lesion subgingivally, the distal half of the crown # 18 was undermined and broke off, leaving the distal root behind.

A closer view showing the level of subgingival carious lesion on tooth # 18.

A closer look at the occlusal cavity on the impacted wisdom tooth #17.

 The distal root of tooth # 18 was then extracted.

The mesial half of crown and the mesial root of tooth # 18 then extracted.

A full thickness periosteal flap was raised to expose the crown of tooth # 17. A trench was made with a 703 surgical carbide around the buccal aspect of the tooth. Mobility was accomplished using the #301 and 34 straight elevators respectively.

The crown of the wisdom tooth # 17 was sectioned, so that the tooth can be extracted mesially.

Impacted tooth # 17 were elevated out mesially.

All wound was irrigated copiously with normal saline.

4-0 chromic suture was used to close the surgical flap. Patient tolerated procedure well. Postoperative instruction was given in writing and by caesy video.

Closer look at the final wound with the suture in place. Antibiotic and pain killer were prescribed. Patient is scheduled to follow up in 1 week in our office.

So, the lesson from this case for the doctors is to remove the from the front-to-back. This is the exception to the general rule of back-to-front in oral surgery. The lesson for the public is to remove the impacted tooth early in late teen or early twenty before it destroys the adjacent tooth.

Thank you for viewing.

Houston dentist
Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.