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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
How long after?: It takes at least 3 weeks to recover from adult tonsillectomy. Even then the muscles around the tonsil may feel tight for a while. Occasionally the stylohyoid tendon behind the tonsil area is irritated for months after a tonsillectomy. Rarely a surgery is done to remove the styloid process when this continues to be a large problem. This is called eagle's syndrome. ...Read more
Sleeping issues, but ENT says airway (nasal) looks great. I have a lot of ear popping. He says it can't be adenoids b/c I'm an adult. Tonsils ok.
Adult no tonsils one sided no symptoms lingual tonsil hypertrophy biopsy/pathology complicated? Best to do=ent, dentistry/oral & maxillofacial, other?
I would recommend an ENT physician right away
its never good when something is on one side only
get help now. ...Read more
Hi Franklyn, I am an Adult suffering with Tonsils since long prolonged with Saliva could a tonsellectemy solve this?
In adults, why/can tonsils remain larger after an infection than before? Can they remain larger indefinitely? Or should they return to original size?
In some...: Some people may have enlarged tonsils and depending on how large they are and if they are causing trouble swallowing, breathing (especially while sleeping), multiple infections, or very painful might need a ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist to take a look at them and decide if they need to be removed or not. ...Read more
Bleeding in 2%: The rate of postoperative bleeding for both adults and children is noted to be 2%. Other risks include voice change, liquid escape into the nose (1%), change in taste (5%), and of course a very sore throat for at least two weeks. You will need two weeks off from work. When bleeding occurs this may require a return trip to the operating room to cauterize the spot that is bleeding. ...Read more
Will I be completely recovered from my Tonsil/Adenoidectomy in 2 weeks? Can adults return back to work after 14 days?
Yes: Most patients have a week or two of discomfort after a TA and adults often do return to work in two weeks or less. ...Read more
Should the 2 tonsils be approximately the same size? Does unilateral tonsil enlargement in adults warrant medical attention?
Absolutely: Unilateral tonsillar enlargement should be evaluated by an Ear, Nose and Throat physician. Sometimes it can be normal but often it is due to a disorder in the larger tonsil that requires evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Recommended timing: The recommended interval for use is 6 hours between doses. More frequent use is unlikely to provide additional benefit. ...Read more
Pressing reality: The push to avoid the dreaded tonsillitis had been commonplace for a hundred years, before antibiotics & general anesthesia. It was a socially acceptable approach to a frequent problem & we had little research to counter demand, similar to bloodletting & purges. Once the process was studied & detail & we understood the immune system better, the docs pushed back. ...Read more
I just learned I have to get my tonsils removed because they are huge and I have sleep apnea. I'm scared. Is the procedure bad in adults?
I have OSA confirmed by home sleep test. Tonsils huge. Get tonsils out, CPAP, or not treat/ignore? Heard tonsillectomy risky in adults.
MGT: Removal can be effective, but review the risks in detail with your PCP and surgeon. ...Read more
I have severe grade 4 enlarged tonsils nearly meeting in midline. ENT wants to remove with concerns about apnea. Isn't tonsillectomy risky in adults?
I have strep throat at least three times a year plus many sore throats. The ER doctors say I should have my tonsils removed, is it safe as an adult?
See own doc: Decisions on whether you need surgical intervention for a chronic problem should not be coming fro an er doc. You need to discuss this with a primary care doctor or with an ENT doctor for your particular case of recurrent throat infections. While the surgery is generally safe, there can always be complications from bleeding, infection, anesthesia. That's why you need to talk to your personal doc! ...Read more
I was hit in the mouth and now front adult tooth has a broken crown and uneven. What should I do?
See a dentist:
Well if is doesn't hurt and you are happy with the look. Do nothing. Otherwise see a dentist have it smoothed off, a filling placed, a veneer placed, or a crown placed.
Also the dentist can check to see if the root has been damaged. Even if the root is not damaged, the tooth could need root canal therapy years later as a result of the trauma. ...Read more
Mouth Breathing: Can be due to many causes actually, such as a skeletal malocclusion or vertical excess with lip incompetence, macroglossia, nasopharyngeal obstructions (polyps, turbinates, deviated septum), seasonal or domestic allergies with congestion to name a few. Mouth breathing is a symptom of another underlying issue usually so focus should be on identifying and treating that issue and it will be reduced. ...Read more
Depends on the tooth: If you are looking at the front 4 teeth (incisors), the adult tooth will usually have little ridges on the edge, called mamelons which aid in eruption of the adult teeth. For the adult canines, the angled part of the tooth that makes the point is shorter on the side towards the front teeth and longer on the other side. The baby canines will be opposite. Generally baby teeth are whiter in color. ...Read more
My daughters top 2 front adult teeth feel wobbly after a knock to her mouth at the park? What should I do?
Leave them alone:
You can apply ice, ask her to eat soft, and liquid food.
avoid dislodging the teeth.
see a dentist
to see if they can be saved. ...Read more
Go straight: If your unhappy with your smile, or if your Dentist is unhappy with either your occlusion or the health of the supporting tissues around your teeth, a visit to a qualified Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. If your teeth are crooked, an Orthodontist will help you go straight. ...Read more
It's an opinion.: You are entitled to your own value judgment, but only you can explain why you think so. ...Read more
Is there any medicine you can buy for thrush in the mouth for adults? White creamy tounge and sentitive
Can adults (with highly sensitive mouth allergy) use children's toothpaste and children's mouth wash?
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