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In fingers how deep below surface is fat tissue layer? &how deep are nerves/tendons?

In fingers how deep below surface is fat tissue layer? &how deep are nerves/tendons?

Depends : The thickness of the fat layer varies greatly between different parts of the body and in different people. The fat layer in hands and feet is usually quite thin while fat on the abdomen can be several inches thick. Obese people may have several inches of fat while athletic people may have nearly none. Nerves are present in the skin and below the fat but tendons are only present underneath the fat. ...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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Does a deep cleaning at the dentist (root planing and scaling) hurt?

Does a deep cleaning at the dentist (root planing and scaling) hurt?

It could: This procedure is often accomplished under local anesthesia in order to keep it from hurting. It is essential have it done to preserve your dental health if you have periodontal issues requiring it, though. ...Read more

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Does laser remove deep wrinkles under the eyes?

Does laser remove deep wrinkles under the eyes?

Depends: If wrinkles are fine nd:yag can do the trick. Ultherapy will work in that area. Chemical peels and microneedling are other options. Botox or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). Prp and some physician grade under eye creams. ...Read more

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How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on how obese the patient is. In a patient with a normal weight for their height (bmi), the femoral artery usually lies about 2-3 cm beneath the skin. ...Read more

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Can scraping during dental deep cleaning cause tooth fractures?

Can scraping during dental deep cleaning cause tooth fractures?

Rare: I have never heard of that happening. It is possible that there might already be a crack in a tooth that is further exposed by a dental cleaning. Dental cleaning is good for your and harmless. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read more

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Are gum grafts, when healed, as tight around the tooth as "normal" gingiva attachment?

Are gum grafts, when healed, as tight around the tooth as "normal" gingiva attachment?

Yes: Recession of the gums = bone loss. The root of your tooth should be covered by gums and bone. Attached tissue is needed to avoid further recession and bone loss. Gum grafts increase the attached tissue on a tooth. If healthy, the attachment is strong and prevents further bone loss. If not properly cleaned, the gums get inflamed and the attachment becomes weaker. ...Read more

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Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read more

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Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Days to weeks: These deep injuries depending on the trauma can take days to weeks to recover from especially if there was some bleeding that turned into black and blue's or clot ...Read more

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Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Get in to see your dentist soon. These thing are best treated sooner than later. ...Read more

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During deep cleaning can tooth broke?

It is possible: The deep cleaning will only remove bacteria and calculus from the tooth root. However, if you have a serious cracked tooth that goes through the outer layers of tooth enamel and dentin, it is possible.. ...Read more

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How deep is the femoral artery?

How deep is the femoral artery?

Varies: About ½ an inch but it depends on the overall size of the person. ...Read more

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Can a facial mini-flap lift also soften one "moderately" deep horizontal forehead line (when expressionless)?

Can a facial mini-flap lift also soften one "moderately" deep horizontal forehead line (when expressionless)?

Facelift: Regardless of the type of face lift you are contemplating, it's important to recognize that a facelift in general only tightens and addresses the lower third of the face and the upper neck. Forehead lines can be addressed with surgery, too, but that is called a forehead or brow lift. They can be done a number of ways, which should be explored/explained by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Resubmitted: can teeth planing and scaling, as a procedure, occur below the underside of a gingival pocket?

Periodontal therapy: Picture this: scaling and root planing inside a gingival pocket can be compared to scraping and cleaning all the junk and lint out of the pocket in your jeans. And the longer that junk has been in there the deeper your pocket grows. Only your dentist, with specialized tools and procedures can get it out. Once its clean, the pocket shrinks gradually to a more healthy and manageable situation. ...Read more

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Pain only when inhaling in the region between upper left breast and armpit. Persisted even after rest. Shallow breaths dull pain, deep breaths sharp?

Pain only when inhaling in the region between upper left breast and armpit. Persisted even after rest. Shallow breaths dull pain, deep breaths sharp?

Pleurisy: this type of pain with breathing is usually caused by a muscle strain between the ribs tho sometimes a rib can get slightly "out of place" - they usually pop back in hours to days. If severe, or lasting longer than a couple days, or if you feel short of breath now, see a doctor today. Otherwise, some docs and phys therapists can offer manipulation that can help this. ...Read more

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Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

Is possible: Typically, the pain of a DVT is there all of the time but is made worse with movement (straightening and bending). If you have leg pain and swelling, you should get it checked out. If you are worried about a dvt, you would be wise to get it checked out anyway--if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read more

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How deep down is the femoral artery?

How deep down is the femoral artery?

Depends: Depending on your size and weight, about 1/2 inch. ...Read more