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Dr. John Van der Werff Dr. Van der Werff
Dentistry
35 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: bicuspid?

What is the definition or description of: bicuspid?

Two cusps: It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 bicuspids in their mouth. ...Read more

Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Can you reverse bicuspid extractions?

Can you reverse bicuspid extractions?

Not possible: once teeth are removed, they are gone. For your information, extracting teeth would only be recommended if crowding is a major problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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How would i go about reversing effects of 4 bicuspid extractions?

How would i go about reversing effects of 4 bicuspid extractions?

Missing teeth?: Orthodontics or dental implants are two ways of closing the spaces left or putting back the teeth that were extracted. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Bicuspid arotic valve?

Bicuspid arotic valve?

Your question?: You named a valve of the heart. The aortic valve is one of the four valves of the heart. It normally has three leaflets, although in 2% of the population it is found to congenitally have two leaflets. ...Read more

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Dr. Alon Gitig Dr. Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
16 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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How does the bicuspid valve function?

How does the bicuspid valve function?

May be normal: The aortic valve is comprised of three leaflets, or cusps, that swing open and closed. Approximately 1% of the population is born with only 2 cups. These swing open and shut in a similar fashion. Depending on the precise architecture of the 2 cusps, there may be increased turbulence of blood flow through the valve, and over time more wear and tear leading to thickening/obstruction, or leaks. ...Read more

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Dr. Bart Denys Dr. Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine
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What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

Mitral valve: Bicuspid means "two leaflets". The only "normal" bicuspid valve in the heart is the mitral valve. It sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. The valve opens to fill the left ventricle during diastole and closes when the ventricle contracts (systole). The aortic valve is normally tricuspid but some people are born with an abnormal and bicuspid valve which may narrow later in life... ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Asseff Dr. Asseff
Dentistry
24 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is another name for the bicuspid valve?

Mitral valve: The bicuspid valve is the mitral valve. It is also one of the atrio-ventricular valves. ...Read more

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Dr. John Wylie Dr. Wylie
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

Aortic insufficiency: When an aortic valve (bicuspid or a normal tricuspid valve) does not close properly, insufficiency or regurgitation ("leaking") results. When mild, this does not have clinical effects, but when severe it can compromise cardiac function. ...Read more

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Dr. Bart Denys Dr. Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine
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What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

Mitral location: Calling it a bicuspid mitral valve is redundant. The mitral valve has two (bi) leaflets and was named for its appearance similar to a bishop's miter. It is located between the left atrium and ventricle and its function is to prevent blood from flowing back into the left atrium when the left ventricle contracts and pumps its content into the aorta. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Thomas Dr. Thomas
Surgery - Thoracic
31 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How can the bicuspid and tricuspid valves open and close?

How can the bicuspid and tricuspid valves open and close?

Pressure gradients: The valve leaflets shown in the picture are very thin- like cloth. When the heart relaxes and pump, pressure gradients open and close the valves. I suggest you watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rguztY8aqpk ...Read more

Dr. Joel Doyon Dr. Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Where does blood enter after it leaves the bicuspid valve?

Where does blood enter after it leaves the bicuspid valve?

Left ventricle: Blood will enter the left ventricle to be then pumped through the aorta to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

Nothing - same: The mitral valve or left atrio-ventricular valve is a bicuspid valve. The latter simply means a valve with two leaflets. That is the normal state. A tricuspid valve (3 leaflets) is normally the morphology of the right atrio-ventricular and aortic valves. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Dr. Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the condition called when the bicuspid valve doesn't close?

What is the condition called when the bicuspid valve doesn't close?

Aortic Insufficiency: I assume the bicuspid valve here is the aortic valve. A bicuspid aortic valve usually does not close properly and therefore leaks the blood backwards to the left ventricle. This is usually not a major issue until the fifth or sixth decade of life when the valve will likely need to be replaced. A person with bicuspid aortic valve should have regular follow up with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Doyon Dr. Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Please explain why the bicuspid valves have 2 flaps and the tricuspid valves have 3 flaps?

Please explain why the bicuspid valves have 2 flaps and the tricuspid valves have 3 flaps?

Developed this way: This is how the heart developed. There's no difference in ability of the valves to function. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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My gum hurts around lower right 1st molar and the pain stops around lower right 2nd bicuspid when i touch it.

My gum hurts around lower right 1st  molar and  the pain stops around lower right 2nd bicuspid when i touch it.

Dentist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a dentist. I trust that you are brushing and flossing regularly, if not then do make it a routine. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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What can be done for a bicuspid tooth in 9yr old?

What can be done for a bicuspid tooth in 9yr old?

Depends on : The problem. If just decay then a filling should do. If deep decay then perhaps removal of some of the decay with a sedative dressing being placed to allow the root to finish formation and in 6 months a final filling with removal of the remaining decay, sometimes a root canal with apexification so the root finishes forming. As always brushing is paramount. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Milunski Dr. Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
33 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Valve surgery: To my knowledge, any type of cardiac surgery generally precludes service in the military. You should contact a recruiting office for a specific answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Zanger Dr. Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Does the bicuspid valve work harder than the tricuspid valve?

Valve: Bicuspid aortic valve do for some reason wear out sooner and more likely go onto aortic stenosis likely related to flow disturbances. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Grenzer Dr. Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
51 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Is the bicuspid valve opened or closed when the left atrium contracts?

Is the bicuspid valve opened or closed when the left atrium contracts?

Open: The bicuspid or mitral valve would be open when the left atrium contracts. It opens during diastole (heart is relaxed) and blood is flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. The contraction of the left atrium results in the valve opening wider and an increase in that flow. ...Read more

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