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Adolescent Problem Behaviors Scale 15 Item
I have had this nipple problem since about 2015 fall and it hasn't gotten better scaling dry nipple with discharge that doesn't heal.
Time to get checked!: Most nipple problems are benign and due to inflammation. However, depending on your age, medical history and physical exam, this may warrant further workup such as a mammogram or an ultrasound of the area. Additionally, testing the nipple fluid (nipple aspirate) or performing a special procedure called a ductoscopy may be recommended by your physician. ...Read more
Regenerate/repair: Scaling and root planning (scrp) entailed scale all the deposits on the surfaces of the tooth structure above and below gum, then planning the surface to get an adequate smooth surface. However, scrp is only a small part of periodontal therapy, aiming to restore your periodontal support (bone, periodontal ligament, and cementum) through regeneration and/or repair. Must predict the outcome! ...Read more
Yes but: If done without anesthetic, you will feel it. Everyone has a different pain tolerance. The same procedure done on ten different people will illicit ten different responses. Get numbed up and you shouldn't feel it. Rinse with warm salty water for three days afterwards. It's normal for teeth to be sensitive to cold for a few weeks as well. B ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This procedure is usually performed with special dental hand instruments and may include an ultrasonic scaling and irrigation tools.
The scaling tool removes calculus and plaque from the surface of the natural and artificial crown and root surfaces. If you have any concerns, please ask your dentist. Very common procedure. ...Read more
Great: I'm not sure what the new ultrasonic scaler is but all of them that have been around awhile are quite useful instruments. A good cleaning is usually done with both the ultrasonic devise and then some refining, with hand instruments. ...Read more
Possibly: If teeth/gums healthy, may just need professional cleaning. If gum disease present, tarter on teeth above or below the gums, swollen gums, receding gums, bleeding gums, may need more extensive treatment including, but not limited to, root planing and curettage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I was originally taught that this was a dry skin condition. I have seen many treatments come and go. The current theory is that this is a fungal infection. It frequently gets better when treated with a mild antifungal cream, such as lotriminaf. Talk with your provider about how often and for how long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quadrant perio: The deep scaling and root planing procedure might be broken down into 4 quadrants. For example the upper right side of the mouth is one quadrant. The goal is to remove the buildup of plaque and its more hardened form, tartar, through periodontal scaling and root planing performed by quadrant. This allows for only a part of the mouth being numb and makes for more comfort. ...Read more
Unknown: 60-80% of population have some form of gum disease that requires scaling. 30-40% in the adult usa population, 10% of those are advanced cases. 30% have no resistance. More over age 30, more in males, more in certain race groups, more in lower socio-economic status. Gum disease is the second most common disease in the world. Can be treated by gpdentist, hygienist, or periodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At your cleanings: Scaling is the professional removal of tartar buildup - it is done above the gum line. Root planing cleans the root surfaces made accessible by attachment and bone loss below the gum line. Scaling is performed at regular dental cleanings and good home care minimizes the tartar buildup. Scaling and root planing is a treatment for mild periodontitis. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers