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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Please help! what is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Please help! what is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Dental paresthesia: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Went for oral surgery about 6 days ago on february 14th, i had 2 teeth extracted, #29 & #30. It seems to be healing well, but my concern is when the infection will go away. The infection in both teeth were pretty bad, and i had a abscess for over 6 years,

Went for oral surgery about 6 days ago on february 14th, i had 2 teeth extracted, #29 & #30. It seems to be healing well, but my concern is when the infection will go away. The infection in both teeth were pretty bad, and i had a abscess for over 6 years,

Soon: The surgeon cleaned out the socket after the extraction. You may or may not have been placed on antibiotics , depending on the judgement of the doctor. Your body has a wonderful capacity to heal itself once the source of the infection is removed (the tooth). ...Read more

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My tongue has yellow coating, I had oral surgery on my gum/lip on Tues . Eating mainly chicken broth. i seems to be healing nice but lots of PND?

My tongue has yellow coating, I had oral surgery on my gum/lip on Tues . Eating  mainly chicken broth. i seems to be healing nice but lots of PND?

Sounds normal: you did not describe the surgery but you are still early in the healing stage. Contact the surgeon if you have any questions about healing and or results. ...Read more

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Prednisone 5 years.Aiha;splenectomy recommended/rituxan did not work/worried about susceptibility to infection/wound healing if surgery/suggestions?

Prednisone 5 years.Aiha;splenectomy recommended/rituxan did not work/worried about susceptibility to infection/wound healing if surgery/suggestions?

Vitamin A: You are taking Prednisone and have concerns about wound healing. There are always concerns when a condition requires immunosuppression but vitamin a can help. Your surgeon will use extra precautions also like using staples and keeping them in place longer. ...Read more

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Does prednisone prevent the body from healing after surgery? If so how long after the medication before I can have surgery? Breast augmentation

Does prednisone prevent the body from healing after surgery?
If so how long after the medication before I can have surgery?
Breast augmentation

Interesting: prednisone can delay wound healing and can lower resistance to infection. i would wait a few weeks before having cosmetic surgery which implants a breast prosthesis. some docs rinse out the spce that the implant is going into using prednisone and antibiotics in the hopes of reducing scarring and infection, but it is not proven to be of value. ...Read more

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Seven months after cataract surgery on my right eye, I developed CME. I have been using Prednisone and Bromday twice a day. I also had a Kenalog injection a week ago, although colors are more vivid in one eye. Treatment of Cystoid Macula Edema?

Seven months after cataract surgery on my right eye, I developed CME. I have been using Prednisone and Bromday twice a day. I also had a Kenalog injection a week ago, although colors are more vivid in one eye. Treatment of Cystoid Macula Edema?

Consider this: Cme developing 7 months after cataract surgery is so unusual, i question the diagnosis. There are many possible causes of swelling the macula. For example, there could be vitreomacular adhesion causing macular edema. ...Read more

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Can oral contraceptives delay healing after wisdom teeth surgery?

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Can oral contraceptives delay healing after wisdom teeth surgery?

No, but: Oral contraception has not been shown to delay healing of extraction sites however there is an observed increased chance of alveolar osteitis (dry socket) with women using oral contraceptives. Also of significance is that antibiotics prescribed after oral surgery have been shown to inactivate birth control pills so alterative birth control should be used when takeing antibiotics. ...Read more

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What amount does a oral surgery cost?

What amount does a oral surgery cost?

Procedure: Depends on procedure. For best results see board certified oral surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Why can't i get aroused after oral surgery?

Why can't i get aroused after oral surgery?

Normal: Normal for a shot time after surgery. Should return to normal soon. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's okay to use oral gel on a wound from oral surgery?

Wondering if it's okay to use oral gel on a wound from oral surgery?

After 24 hour: Chlorhexidine oral gel applied to the wound site can also aid healing by eliminating bacteria at the site. Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing, applying oral gel or touching the wound area following surgery. ...Read more

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I heard only the top of the top can land an oral surgery residency. How true is this?

I heard only the top of the top can land an oral surgery residency. How true is this?

You're Accurate: Post graduate programs are competitive and since the spaces are limited, the programs can choose the candidates they want. This usually translates to students who graduated at the top of their class. ...Read more

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Could seasonal allergies postpone an oral surgery?

Could seasonal allergies postpone an oral surgery?

Maybe: It depends on how bad your allergies are and the type of anesthesia that is going to be given to you. If you have severe symptoms and are going to be sedated blockage of your airway may present a reason to delay your surgery. If only local anesthesia is to be given it shouldn't be a problem except if you allergies are real bad you will feel worse after having oral surgery. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is easier chairside general practice or oral surgery assisting?

Which is easier chairside general practice or oral surgery assisting?

Neither: Both are demanding in their own ways. If you're looking for something 'easy', you should look outside the field of dentistry. Nothing in our field is easy. Surgery is stressful, and general dentistry has it's own frustrations. ...Read more

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I am having oral surgery on wisdom tooth, should I be concerned?

I am having oral surgery on wisdom tooth, should I be concerned?

No : Extracting wisdome teeth is like any other dental procedure performed or done under anesthesia . Oral surgeons are trained for the procedure and they are very efficient at it . The dr usually inform you if there any concern , i.E the approximate postion of the tooth to the nerve or other factors. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get oral surgery and i'm gonna be on my period?

What to do if I have to get oral surgery and i'm gonna be on my period?

After Surgery: it is very important to follow your surgeon instructions carefully. Regardless the period, it will help to prevent unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

AmeriPlan Dental: This plan covers dental check-ups, fillings, crowns, root canals, braces, dentures, dental implants, and everything else a dentist is licensed to do, including cosmetic dental care. ...Read more

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Is it okay to continue taking oral contraceptives after oral surgery?

Is it okay to continue taking oral contraceptives after oral surgery?

Yes: If you are prescribed antibiotics postoperatively, you may want to ask if the antibiotic prescribed can or will affect your oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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Mrsa infection and oral surgery for wisdom is that harmful?

Please clarify: If you have an active MRSA infection it is best to get that treated before you have oral surgery. If you had oral surgery and develop MRSA infection, you should also get that treated right away. Mrsa is curable. ...Read more

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I have a black eye after oral surgery what can I do for the black eye? It's swollen and bothersome

I have a black eye after oral surgery what can I do for the black eye?  It's swollen and bothersome

Cold compresses: For the first 48 hours post surgery then moist heat application thereafter. For the most part, peri-orbital ecchymosis will need to just run its course and resolve. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get dermal, dimple piercings today with 18 rotten teeth? I'll undergo oral surgery in a few months

Is it safe to get dermal, dimple piercings today with 18 rotten teeth? I'll undergo oral surgery in a few months

Not smart: Teeth are infected. Doing surgery (piercings) in the same area where you have active infections is not wise. Besides, piercings can do permanent skin damage. If extensive extractions are planned there may be change in facial drape support, and that may compromise position and angulations of fixtures. ...Read more

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I had oral surgery to remove # 14 top left tooth at 8am. Mytop side and nose are still completely numb 12 hrs later. Isthis bad?

I had oral surgery to remove # 14 top left tooth at 8am. Mytop side and nose are still completely numb 12 hrs later. Isthis bad?

No, not bad: Within normal limits. Some local anesthetics have a longer half-life, and also a higher concentration of vasoconstrictor within the formulation can also prolong the anesthetic's presence. Now tomorrow if you wake up just as numb then you should call the office to let them know. ...Read more

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I had oral surgery yesterday. I had a failed root canal. My cheek is swollen. What can I do for the swelling that is a natural way.

I had oral surgery yesterday. I had a failed root canal.  My cheek is swollen.  What can I do for the swelling that is a natural way.

Swelling reduction : Swelling is to be expected. It's unfortunate, but not uncommon. Application of ice ( 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off ) for 72 hours is a reasonable way to treat the symptom. After 24 hours, NSAID is ideal. ...Read more

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I am undergoing oral surgery for wisdom tooth and I will be put on IV sedation.I have high B.P and I take Cilnidipine 5mg both A.M and P.M.I want to know if I can take medicine before surgery and my B.P will not be affected by IV&medication together?

I am undergoing oral surgery for wisdom tooth and I will be put on IV sedation.I have high B.P and I take Cilnidipine 5mg both A.M and P.M.I want to know if I can take medicine before surgery and my B.P will not be affected by IV&medication together?

Discuss w/ surgeon: Your surgeon needs to know your full medical history including meds. They will be administering your sedation and therefore they will give you directions as to how and when to take your daily meds. All the best... ...Read more

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How much time will oral surgery last?

How much time will oral surgery last?

Varies: Varies with the procedure. Ask the oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to eat after oral surgery?

Soft diet: A soft diet following oral surgery is best. Sometimes a liquid diet can be maintained for a few days following the surgery. You don't want to eat something that will injure the surgical area, so avoid hard things like pretzels and the like. Usually you only need to maintain such a diet for about 5 to 7 days. Always follow the surgeon's instructions. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to eat after an oral surgery?

Please advise me what to eat after an oral surgery?

Anything: You can eat whatever you want. However, i would caution you to avoid chips and nuts for the first 2 days. Avoid using a straw for 24 hours to help prevent the clot from being lost. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: oral surgery?

What is the definition or description of: oral surgery?

Oral surgery is: That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school training in a hospital. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have oral surgery done?

It's OK : As long as you go to a board certified oral surgeon with a good reputation the experience should be a good one. I suggest IV sedation for most oral surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Oral Surgery (Definition)

That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school ...Read more


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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