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What alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

What  alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Maybe: Most people with oral lichen planus don't need yo do anything because there are usually no symptoms. There is no cure and if it is severe enough for you to have symptoms then you will need either topical or systemic steroids depending on the severity. I am unaware of any alternative treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

Options: Bleaching or veneers. I would try bleaching first. It takes time to see results depending on how bad the stain is however it is less expensive than veneers and easier to maintain. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Avoiding dentures: This is an excellent question, and there are ways to prevent a need for dentures. But you have to start early with regular dental check-ups and some kind of Fluoride treatment in childhood. As you get older, take care of your gums with dental floss, toothpicks, or water-pik-like devices. Get problems treated promptly and avoid foods that harm teeth (carbonated beverages, high sugar content foods). ...Read more

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Which treatment do dentists offer for bleeding gums?

Which treatment do dentists offer for bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums: See a periodontist they specialize in this problem they will find the cause and eliminate the bleeding gums with your help they will do scaling and root planing of the teeth and show you what you need to do to keep it from returning just hope the underlying bone is still healthy so that no other treatment will be necessary. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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For patients with grinding habits, are crowns made of gold good option for back teeth 11, # 14 Can you review gold crowns Cons and pros? please.

For patients with grinding habits, are crowns made of gold good option for back teeth 11, # 14
Can you review gold  crowns Cons and pros? please.

Good functional opt: Gold is a wonderful material to fabricate a posterior crown , especially for a grinder! The pros are the way it will function & wear against the opposing arch, no risk of breakage and excellent marginal integrity & fit. The major con is the esthetics, but not a big deal on a posterior tooth. Today, Zirconium milled crowns are supposed to offer all the pros of gold, but with esthetics. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Yes: Yes, most mouthbreathers cannot breath through the nose. Reasons can be enlarged tonsils/adenoids, deviated septum, nasal allergy. See ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

See oral surgeon: Many treatments exist, but appropriate treatment is based on what the underlying cause is for your TMJ problems. Could be your occlusion, injury to the cartilage, arthritis, or muscle imbalance. E treatment would be based on the underlying pathology. ...Read more

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What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

None: A fissured tongue is a variation of normal and is neither of concern nor requires treatment (of which there is none anyway). ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for dental halitosis?

Do you have GERD?: Have you been dignosed with gerd? If it is related to gerd then follow the treatment recommendations. Alternatives treatments (pills?) may not help but i think eating fresh fruits and vege's and parsley leaves might besides proper daily home oral hygiene. If you let bacteria grow on you teeth and gums, they will produce the sulfur compounds that cause bad odors. So get soft tooth brush and floss. ...Read more

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Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments? .

Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments?


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Not Always!: The fact is, gingivectomy is not a commonly used treatment for periodontitis. Depending on why you have excess gingival tissue, there may be alternative treatments! scaling and root planing and lanap or conventional surgery are other options. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for mouth cancer besides surgery?

Are there alternative treatments for mouth cancer besides surgery?

Yes: Surgery is the best treatment for early stages of mouth cancer. More advanced cancers may be treated with radiationl, or a combination of radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Alternative therapies for sle?

Alternative therapies for sle?

No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more

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Is there any effective herbal medication for wisdom teeth removal sores?

Is there any effective herbal medication for wisdom teeth removal sores?

Sockit: Sockit is only available from dentists but you can locate where you get it from the company. Google socket. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

Fissured tongue: Most patients with fissured tongue have no significant symptoms and the fissures are mostly cosmetic. There are a couple of syndromes where fissures are common, such as Down's syndrome and Melkerson-Rosenthall syndrome. If this is the case, the best form of treatment is usually to regularly brush the tongue to removed debris and avoid irritation. If you are having symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some relaxation techniques for tics? Is there ant treatment?

What are some relaxation techniques for tics? Is there ant treatment?

It depends: Relaxation techniques can vary from person to person. Some people relax by doing things that they enjoy, such an painting or drawing. Other people can relax by listening to music or playing an instrument. Yoga and activities such as regular exercise, karate and tae kwon do are options that can help certain people. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Compression, motion: The hand works like a pump...Motion helps take out swelling, as does hand elevation. There are no magic medical potions, unless there is an inflammatory cause, in which case, anti-inflammatory medicines can help. ...Read more

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What treatment and/or bracing methods are used for a patient with Scoliosis? (26°)

What treatment and/or bracing methods are used for a patient with Scoliosis? (26°)

External brace: The initial treatment would be external bracing, if this does not help to correct the curvature, or it becomes worse despite the brace, surgery for stability may be necessary ...Read more