Most of us can recognize a tweaker (meth user) when we see one. They
can be recognized by their bad skin lesions and their rotting or missing teeth
and sagging skin.My question has always been, if you know the end
results, why would you want to go down that path.It's the
"socialist" programs like this that help people in need. Good job to
the U of U Dental School for tackeling a society problem like this. It may help
to put people back on a productive path in life.
Despite brownderby's assertion his or her comment was made solely as
"kindly advice," it somehow smells of awful arrogance and crusty
condescension. As noted, the article in question is important and timely. I
would also add it was very well written and supremely informative for the
intended audience. Not only does nearly everyone who has not attended
dental school say "root canal" when referring to the procedure performed
by dentists across the country, the vast majority of the dentists themselves
also refer to the procedure the same way. At 47 years young, I've had three
root canals performed on me and all three times the two dentists and the oral
surgeon all called the procedure a "root canal."I have also had to
have teeth pulled or extracted. In fact, many people will have a tooth or teeth
pulled by dentists across the valley today. I for one am glad to know that due
to the advances made in modern dental practices, they will be done using the
very same methods and/or procedures that will be used on those who will have a
tooth or teeth extracted too.Congratulations to Brandon. And thank you to
the editors of the Desert News for the great article.
In an otherwise important and timely article, it is disappointing to see the
reporter use very poor terminology in her references to the dental treatment
provided. Dentists do not "perform root canals" any more than surgeons
do not perform "legs, or hands, or brains." A root canal is an
important part of the anatomy of a tooth. When the vital tissue in the root
canal becomes irreversibly inflamed or infected then root canal
"treatment" is performed in order to eliminate pain or infection and
save a diseased tooth. And correctly, teeth are not "pulled".
They are "extracted". The term "pulled" is a vestige of the
terrible dentistry of the middle ages. This comment is made solely as
A very good program. Congratulations to those who provide the services, as well
as to the patients who get with the program. Congratulations to Mr.
Jenkins for his progress and dedication.
Way to go Uncle Glen!! What a cool program. Glad DN finally did a write up on