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Is the dental office spit bowl cleaned?

Is the dental office spit bowl cleaned?

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 more

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Catheter (Definition)

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


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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

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What's a Foley catheter infection?

What's a Foley catheter infection?

Bladder or urethral: Infection because germs travel up alongside or through the catheter. Hence we always try to remove foley catheters as soon as possible, or even to try and avoid using them in the first place. However, they are usually inserted for sound medical reasons. ...Read more

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Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Tubes: Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Is an ultrasonic dental deep cleaning (scaling, etc.) painful?

Is an ultrasonic dental deep cleaning (scaling, etc.) painful?

Scaling\Root Planing: Most patients have this done with local anesthesia and therefore feel nothing during the procedure. Some slight sensitivity of the teeth and slight soreness of the gums may be expected short term afterwards. ...Read more

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Is tooth calculus cleaning procedure done by dentist, totally safe?

Is tooth calculus cleaning procedure done by dentist, totally safe?

Yes: Scaling and root planing is a safe procedure that can be performed by a dentist or hygienist. There should be no problems associated with this treatment. ...Read more

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How would an aide clean the skin around a suprapubic catheter?

Supra pubic catheter: 1/2 strength hydrogen peroxide diluted w sterile water or saline. Apply antibiotic ointment if the cathether was recently placedl as well. Of course check w your urologist if you have additional concerns such as increase discharge or redness around the catheter. ...Read more

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Would liquid plumber work for cleaning and cauterizing a puncture wound?

Would liquid plumber work for cleaning and cauterizing a puncture wound?

No, no. no: This is the worst possible thing you can do. If the wound is deep, dirty or significant - would get seen at the er. May need wound care ; possibly a tetanus shot. Sometimes antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more

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How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

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 more

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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?

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?

Ask your Dentist: All tarter above and below gum line should be removed. Roots of teeth should be glass smooth and gum tissues inflammation free. If you are unsure as to the efficacy of the treatment you received discuss your concerns with your Dentist, of seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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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 more

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Can dental cleaning and scaling clean off my teeth plague?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can dental cleaning and scaling clean off my teeth plague?

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 more

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Sedation used by dentist for deep cleaning and fillings?

Sedation used by dentist for deep cleaning and fillings?

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 more

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Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

Where is the perma cath placed  for dialysis?

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 more

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