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Spit bowls? In 2014?: Over the past twenty years, most modern dental practices eliminated "spit bowls" because they cannot be cleaned to current standards. Instead, most dentists will high speed suction/evacuate debris from your mouth in "real time." if any debris still remains, your mouth is "sprayed'" with water and you can "spit" into a clean, paper lined, funnel mounted onto a high speed suction line. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
Postop w/EJ vein catheter w/sutures, they removed the catheter, put pressure dressing but left stitches in. F/up w/surgeon 2wk, but how do I clean it?
In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Hysterectomy 23rd april...Leaking urine, hard to void, think leaking from vagine, q tip inserted for few seconds was soaked b?
This is not normal: You need to see your doctor. The leaking could be caused by several factors. It should be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read more
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
Went to dentist for general 6 monthly cleaning. Dr didnt clean along gumline. She cleaned only where she saw tartar. Must cleaning be done under gum?
Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?
Call your surgeon: While it seems likely that flushing may resolve a suprapubic catheter that is not draining, it is critical that you contact your surgeon for advise. This it sounds like the surgery was fairly recent and because your repair may be adversely affected if the flush is done incorrectly (and if the flushing does not work, your surgeon will need to see you anyways), best to put him/her on alert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely, yes: Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar by definition. The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth and surrounding tissue. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done. If this is the case, it is a big benefit, as fear of the dentist has cost so many people their teeth. Our goal is to help patients complete their treatment and keep their teeth. Sedation (relaxation) dentistry is helping patients to do just that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer