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Can you get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from a dental instruments?

Can you get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from a dental instruments?

Probably not: Cjd from dental equipment has never been reported. 4 cases linked to neurosurgical equipment and 2 from eeg depth electrodes. No equipment related cases since 1976 when specialized sterilization techniques were introduced. Other sources of transmission (244 cases) have included human growth hormone, and corneal & dura mater grafts.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/qa_cjd_infection_control. Htm. ...Read more

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Can you get creutzfeldt-jakob disease from a dental instruments?

Probably not: Cjd from dental equipment has never been reported. 4 cases linked to neurosurgical equipment and 2 from eeg depth electrodes. No equipment related cases since 1976 when specialized sterilization techniques were introduced. Other sources of transmission (244 cases) have included human growth hormone, and corneal & dura mater grafts.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/qa_cjd_infection_control. Htm. ...Read more

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If ass. Rests gloved hands on back ofchair, then handles dental instruments, can I get hcv, assuming chair isn't cleaned and she does it w/eachpatient?

If ass. Rests gloved hands on back ofchair, then handles dental instruments, can I get hcv, assuming chair isn't cleaned and she does it w/eachpatient?

Very Doubtful: Dental offices/gloves are not sterile, they are clean...There's a difference. The instruments are sterilized b/t each patient's use, and disposable supplies are used wherever possible to the reduce any possibility of cross-contamination. All chairs, trays, counter-tops, drawer handles, etc are disinfected and/or barrier wrapped b/t each patient. That is osha and infection control protocol. ...Read more

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I'm a dentist. Can dry blood for 18hours carry HIV virus? I had a cut about 5mm with dental instrument which is probe. It bleeds a little from cut.

I'm a dentist. Can dry blood for 18hours carry HIV virus? I had a cut about 5mm with dental instrument which is probe. It bleeds a little from cut.

HIV: Although the virus makes its home in a number of bodily fluids, such as blood and semen, it is not easily communicated without direct contact between the bodily fluids of two people. The virus can live only a short time outside the human body, making it difficult to contract HIV from dried blood. ...Read more

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What is the name of the instrument used in dentistry for polishing teeth?

What is the name of the instrument used in dentistry for polishing teeth?

Prophy cup: Common practice in a dental office during teeth cleaning is to use a prophy cup—a small motorized rubber cup—along with an abrasive polishing compound. ...Read more

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My dentist tap my teeth with instrument few times, what for treatment is done? Should I return back to her?

My dentist tap my teeth with instrument few times, what for treatment is done? Should I return back to her?

Percussion: I am assuming that your dentist is checking for sensitivity on percussion. You would need to ask her why she did that. As for going back to her, why not? ...Read more

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Dental exposed roots?

Dental exposed roots?

Root exposure: Root exposure typically goes hand in hand with gum recession which exposes the root of the tooth that does not have enamel covering it to protect it. This can be treated by placing a tooth colored filling (composite) to cover the area decreasing sensitivity and protecting the area from decay. ...Read more

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What is a dental flipper?

What is a dental flipper?

Slang: Dental slang, but commonly used by all, to refer to a removable acrylic / acrylic and wire prosthesis with one or more denture teeth attached to temporarily replace missing teeth. Think of a retainer with teeth. Mostly for holding space and appearance, not for function. Named this because often can be "flipped" out of place with the tongue. Temporary transitional partial denture -- TTP. Good Luck ...Read more

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Are dental bridges common?

Definitely, yes: A traditional dental bridge is the most common type of dental bridge. ...Read more

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Dental dams what are they?

Dental dams what are they?

Isolation of teeth: Dental dams are used to isolate the teeth that the dentist is working on to prevent contamination of the treatment site. A secondary benefit is that the dental dam prevents substances from entering the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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What is dental stabilization?

What is dental stabilization?

Immobilization: Dental stabilization is the use of wires or adhesives to immobilize teeth so that they can reattach & become more stable. This is used to attempt to save a tooth/teeth. ...Read more

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What is considered a dental emergency?

What is considered a dental emergency?

Trauma/Swelling: A true dental emegency requiring immediate care is swelling of the face/neck that threatens to block a persons airway. There are many things that require urgent dental care, but if treatment is delayed, life is not in danger. These include pain, broken teeth or fillings, minor swelling, bleeding gums, etc. Most offices refer to these things as emergencies and will work to see you asap! ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is a rake in dental terms?

I'm wondering what is a rake in dental terms?

Habit appliance: Also called a gate or thumb crib. A dental appliance attached to top back teeth with a barrier across the roof of the mouth designed to break the satisfaction cycle in children w pernicious harmful digit habit. ...Read more

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What are the steps involved for dental bridges?

What are the steps involved for dental bridges?

Prep, impression etc: First the teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns. Impressions are taken and a temporary bridge is made as the permanent bridge is being made (unless cadcam). When the permanent bridge is ready it is adjusted (bite) and cemented. ...Read more

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I am having dental issues and scared, what to do?

I am having dental issues and scared, what to do?

Scared of what?: Scared of going to the dentist of scared of what the dentist will find once you are examined? Ask your friends, neighbors, or co-workers for a referral to a trusted dentist in your area. Explain your concerns at your first visit. I'm sure after you feel comfortable with the dentist and the office staff, many of your fears will be alleviated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are dental injections like?

Could you tell me what are dental injections like?

Easy: Depending who is giving them dental injections can be very easy. The secret is going slow. Little or no discomfort is felt when following this technique! ...Read more

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What is a dental model trimmer? What is it used for?

Laboratory: It is a piece of laboratory equipment used to trim and shape stone casts of the teeth and parts of the oral cavity. It has a circular upright flat "blade" (disk) which spins around and grinds the stone away using a spray of water to rinse away the shavings. ...Read more

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What happens to my dental restorations, crowns as I age?

Theey wear down: They will wear down and change contour as you use them over time. To help reduce this and the wear on your natural tooth, you should wear a custom made nightguard. ...Read more