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I keep getting calculus build up on my lower incisors and i hate it! every two weeks or so i take a dull sewing needle and remove it. What can I do?

I keep getting calculus build up on my lower incisors and i hate it! every two weeks or so i take a dull sewing needle and remove it. What can I do?

See your dentist: Never place anything in your mouth (like your sewing needle) if your hand should slip you could cause very serious damage. Only use dentist recommended items to clean your teeth. If you develop tartar that rapidly, you need to see your dentist to review oral hygiene and make recommendations (possibly electric toothbrush, tartar control toothpaste). ...Read more

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How to prevent calculus build up on lower teeth and dental appliances?

How to prevent calculus build up on lower teeth and dental appliances?

Brush and floss: The only way to eliminate calculus build up is by brushing and flossing frequently. It takes pyhsical removal of the placque before it calcified into the hard tarter, or calculus. Some people will have more tendency to build up calculus because of the chemical composition of their saliva. And of course regular dental care. ...Read more

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What is a punctate calculus in the lower pole of the kidney?

What is a punctate calculus in the lower pole of the kidney?

A tiny kidney stone: A punctate calculus refers to a very small kidney stone, generally 1-2 mm in size picked up on a CT scan as this is the most sensitive imaging study. A stone of this size should be passable if it decides to move down the ureter. I would recommend excellent fluid intake of 70-80 ounces daily and orange juice and lemonade daily. Your doctor should also monitor this stone periodically for growth. ...Read more

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I have a calculus of 5mm in left kidney, what must be done to outlet it?

I have a calculus of 5mm in left kidney, what must be done to outlet it?

Kidney stone: Most kidney stones that are 4 mm or smaller can be passed spontaneously. Stones that are bigger than 4 mm are more difficult to be passed spontaneously. There is a progressive decrease in the spontaneous passage rate, which is unlikely with stones ?10 mm in diameter. With a stone diameter between 4 and 6 mm, about 50 percent required intervention. Drink lots of water and discuss with ur urologist. ...Read more

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What does, "numerous bilateral renal calculus measuring up to 6mm" mean?

What does, "numerous bilateral renal calculus measuring up to 6mm" mean?

Renal calculus meani: You have kidney stones in both kidneys. You need to find out why. See a urologist, ...Read more

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I have ureteric calculus about 5.3mm. What does this mean and how it is cured?

I have ureteric calculus about 5.3mm. What does this mean and how it is cured?

Drink lots of fluid: Ureteral stones often pass spontaneously when <6mm, but not always. The amount of pain they cause when traveling from the kidney to the bladder can also vary quite a bit. You need to keep well hydrated wth lots of fluids. About 50% of first stone formers will form another stone within 5 years. If pains persist after several weeks--see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have calculus in left kidney measuring 4.5mm what procedure i will do for cure?

I have calculus in left kidney measuring 4.5mm what procedure i will do for cure?

Depends: 4.5 mm stone is at the upper limits of what may be passable through the ureter and into bladder. Usually < 5mm. Most urologists will give you a month trial to pass provided your kidney isn't swollen and functioning ok. He/she may also put you on something to help pass it. If becomes severely painful ESWL is the preferred choice if in kidney ( shock wave ). If moves, urologist may fetch. ...Read more

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I have a 14mm renal calculus without hydnephrosis. Is this something that can pass on its own?

I have a 14mm renal calculus without hydnephrosis. Is this something that can pass on its own?

Difficult to guess: Renal calculus, or kidney stones, are typically treated with regards to their size, location, composition, and complications. Any stone over 10 mm is considered large and unlikely to pass on its own. These stones are usually treated with an intervention by a Urologist to help safely remove the stone and avoid associated complications. The specific approach should be decided between you and your MD ...Read more

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