A 63-year-old male asked:
dental implants are now ready for their crowns. will restorative dentist have to do gum surgery by slicing into my gums with a scapel to place?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
Second stage Implant: That depends upon how close to the surface the implant healing cap is. Sometimes it is already exposed and readily accessible, sometimes it is just at or below the surface and some minor exposure is needed and sometimes it is well below the surface and requires a minor surgical exposure. Nothing compared to the original surgery. Ask the dentist treating you.
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Prosthodontics 24 years experience
Not really: If the surgeon told you that you are ready for impression, the dentist will not need to do any procedure on your gums,
Normally we not even need to placed anesthesia for the impression
264 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dentistry 30 years experience
Kind Of: If the implants are healing below the gums, then the small area of gum tissue which is covering them needs to be accessed. I wouldn't exactly call this small procedure "slicing into my gums with a scalpel." Your dentist may use a laser, or a tissue punch, or some other type of instrument. In either case, it's a comfortable procedure. You'll be numb. Much easier for you than getting the implants.
252 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?
6 doctor answers • 24 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
No: Lasik is "safe" from the perspective of risks of harm to the mother or fetus but, "will the procedure be effective"? Pregnancy is associated with visual accuity changes related to fluid retention and corneal edema. Elective vision correction surgery is best done in a baseline non-pregnant condition to achieve long term good results. More than "what meets the eye" must be considered here.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I'm worried of breastfeeding if I take ursodiol. Should I undergo gall bladder surgery instead?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery if indicated: Assuming you have gall bladder stones that are giving you trouble, a laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be done by a general surgeon in a day care surgical center.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I have pain in my neck and have had many joint surgeries, is this common in eds?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Neck pain and joint pain is just as common in eds as in many other non-eds causes. As far as joint surgeries go, I am not sure what kind of surgeries you had and for what reason. Definitely, eds patients have multiple joint problems (hypermobility, fractures, laxaty etc.) that makes them prone to trauma etc.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous.
Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
How common is it to have sinus pressure after wisdom teeth extraction?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possible: It is possible to feel sinus pressure after having an upper wisdom tooth removed, but it doesn't usually feel that way. Contact your oral surgeon or dentist to make sure that you don't have an infection, or a sinus communication. Follow up today.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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