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why is there a dent in my thumbnail

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Nail dystrophy: Based on your description it may be a type of nail dystrophy known as central nail canal-like or median nail dystrophy. This usually results from t ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Trauma vs inflam'n: Indentation in the nail plate is generally caused by injury to the nail matrix, which sits under the skin where the nail grows out (opposite end to th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience Dentistry
Hit, slapped: Traumatized could be any of a number of factors. Blunt could be from an outside force such as a ball or fist. Trauma from within would be more strongl ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Explain yourself: Any part of the body can be traumatized and have damaging results. Re state your question to be more clear.
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several things: A patient can be traumatized in dentistry from an adverse experience as a patient, i.E, a patient may say that he or she was experiencing pain while h ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Anesthesia: A local injection will allow for a painless dentist visit.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Keeps the pain away: I presume you are talking about anesthesia when you are referring to dental injections. This is the way the profession numbs the area or teeth to be ... Read More
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Local Anesthesia: The average dental injection is given to numb an area, or areas, of the mouth so dental treatment can be performed without any pain or discomfort. Us ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Peterson
43 years experience Dentistry
No: Fmri is good for soft tissue and is sometimes used to diagnose TMJ problems but since most dental problems are with bone and teeth x-rays are better.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Irritacion: Hola. La irritacion de las encias o inflamacion es un problema muy comun que puede llevar a complicaciones como una infeccion. Más que por el hilo ve ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Removable Appliance: It is a slang term for a small removable appliance that replaces one or two missing teeth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
?: Are you asking about stabilizing the teeth after trauma that dislodges them from the sockets? If so, then this is just using dental wire or bonding m ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Worthington
37 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: Most insurance companies are not stupid and don't plan on paying out more than you pay them. If you get insurance as a benefit from work then use it ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
18 years experience Dentistry
We are clueless: When it comes to dental insurance, too. We can answer clinical questions rather easilly, but not your question. Think about your needs before select ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Latex: It's a rectangular sheet of latex.

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