The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

#423 Dental Pain, Caries, Gingivitis, and Oral Care Tips & Tactics for Primary Care With Dr Lisa Simon

Jan. 22, 2024

Join Lisa Simon, MD, DMD (@lisathedoc) as we discuss dental care for the PCP- from examination techniques, treatment options, emergencies in dental care, and general dental advice.  Help your patients manage caries, gingivitis, dry mouth, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.  Be aware of dental side effects of medications, how to manage anticoagulants during dental procedures, and when to recommend antibiotic prophylaxis. 

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Show Segments

00:00 Introduction and Overview
09:13 Diagnosing Dental Pain and Examination Techniques
18:44 Treatment Options for Dental Pain
29:34 Complications and Emergencies in Dental Care
32:36 Post-operative Care and General Dental Advice
40:35 Dry Mouth and Treatment Options
44:05 Gingivitis
49:39 Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
55:43 Medications and Dental Side Effects
56:12 Anticoagulants and Dental Procedures
01:00:55 Endocarditis Prophylaxis
01:03:15 Joint Replacements and Antibiotic Prophylaxis
01:04:10 Oral Health in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder


  • Written and produced, Show Notes, Infographic and Cover Art by Dr Kate Grant 
  • Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   
  • Reviewer: Molly Heublein MD
  • Showrunners: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP
  • Technical Production: PodPaste
  • Guest: Lisa Simon MD, DMD
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