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What do I need to know about children's dental surgery?

What do I need to know about children's dental surgery?

A lot: There are a lot of things to know about children's dental surgery. The best advice is to take your child a pediatric dentist for an cleaning and examination. The dentist can then determine if your child needs dental surgery and address any questions you may have about what needs to be done. ...Read more

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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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What are the major advantages and disadvantages of studying dental surgery ?

What are the major advantages and disadvantages of studying dental surgery ?

Great opportunities!: Major advantages? Opportunity to provide needed service to countless patients; to practice in accordance with your professional and personal passion; to utilize your god-given artistic, intellectual and inter-personal talents. Community recognition and prestige--doctorate places you in a desirable position of authority and potential. Utilize the gift and you will receive back many-fold rewards! ...Read more

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What are the major difficulties that may meet me while studying dental surgery ? I need advice and help ...

What are the major difficulties that may meet me while studying dental surgery ? I need advice and help ...

Professional Schools: If you are intellectually capable, it's a matter of putting in the time and effort necessary in order to excel and then dedicate your life to your profession. Patients deserve quality care. If you are willing, I am sure you will do fine and then reap the rewards of a very gratifying profession. Good luck! ...Read more

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How i can know that I am able to study dental surgery ? Does it require special qualities ? Is it an easy major ?

Commitment, not easy: How committed are you in achieving the degree? How are your grades out of high school? Do you consider eight years of school easy? Do you find courses like biology, chemistry, anatomy, pharmacology, and physics difficult? Are you good with your hands? Are you a people person? These are just a few things you should consider when choosing dentistry as a career. Volunteer at an office to observe, too. ...Read more

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Ok what type of insurance do i need to cover a major oral surgery ,because i can't find it under dental insurance?

Ok  what type of insurance do i need to cover a major oral surgery ,because  i can't find it under dental insurance?

Insurance: Each insurance plan is different: how much they cost, deductibles, what is covered, etc,etc. No one answer can satisfy your question. Without even knowing what your major procedure is, impossible to guess. Why not ask the surgeon who is treating you? Their staff should be of some help. ...Read more

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Which is best major to study ? Is it dental surgery or general medicine and surgery ? I can't choose one of them , i need advice and help ..

That depends: Entirely on your personal interest, motivation and sense of 'calling' if you will forgive the term. Your choice is not something anyone can determine for you, but can only influence by virtue of being a role model. Whichever you choose be certain it is your desire as it is a profession that will define you in many ways, not all, but many. ...Read more

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Dental surgery after getting a tatoo?

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Dental surgery after getting a tatoo?

Wait 6 weeks: Getting a tattoos does convey a certain infection risk. It may complicate dental procedures, such as tooth extractions, implant placement or root canal treatment. ...Read more

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Can they put you to sleep for dental surgery?

Can they put you to sleep for dental surgery?

Yes: Conscious sedation (I.V.) is most common, but general anesthesia can be used as well, most often in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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How dangerous is dental surgery on a 5-year-old?

How dangerous is dental surgery on a 5-year-old?

With consideration: All surgery carries with it some risk. Dentists try to avoid surgery (fillings, extractions, root canal rx, jaw surgery, gum surgery) wherever possible. That's why your dentist spends so much time instructing you on oral hygiene techniques. If infection is present, however, surgery may be the only option. The surgery is less risky than the spread of the infection. If recommended, have it done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about numbness a week after dental surgery?

Can you tell me about numbness a week after dental surgery?

TransientParesthesia: If the nerve damage is from pressure following surgery and the nerve hasn’t been severed then there is a pretty good chance that recovery will occur in 3-6 month. Magnesium, and B vitamins, especially Vitamin B1, B12 and Vitamin A are recommended. ...Read more

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Which is it like getting general anaesthesia for dental surgery?

Which is it like getting general anaesthesia for dental surgery?

Sleep like a baby: If afraid or procedure is difficult general anesthesia is best. No eating or drinking at least 5 hours before procedure.Also someone must drive you and take you home after you wake up since you will be drowsy. You will feel no pain.During procedure. ...Read more

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When can you drink out of a straw after a week of dental surgery?

When can you drink out of a straw after a week of dental surgery?

Post op: Generally speaking, yes.. but best to ask the dentist who actually treated you. You did not mention what type of dental surgery you had which may affect what to avoid one week post op. ...Read more

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Im on isotertinoin now,2 capsul in a week, can i have dental surgery ?

Im on isotertinoin now,2 capsul in a week, can i have dental surgery ?

Probably: The medication you are taking has strict controls placed upon it's use. You should, however, not have a problem having Dental procedures accomplished. It is important and prudent that you provide all of your health care providers with a complete list of all prescription and non-prescription drugs, supplements, vitamins, homeopathic remedies, and minerals before any health care treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between studying dentistry and dental surgery ?

Is there any difference between studying  dentistry and dental surgery ?

Same: The degrees are the same today : dds and dmd. The older is doctor of dental surgery. Oral surgery is a specialth within dentistry which requires a residency after dental school. This may be 4-6 years in duration, and may also earn you an md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about numbness a week after dental surgery, should I be concerned?

Can you tell me about numbness a week after dental surgery, should I be concerned?

Call ur surgeon: Your surgeon should be advised of the situation. You need to be examined to determine the cause of the numbness and to see if medications or treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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In the next spring semester , i'll join my major which is dental surgery . I need some tips and advice that may help me to succeed in my studying ..

Studying dentistry: Attend all classes, read assigned materials, take part in all laboratory sessions actively. Then, find resources online which help to illustrate various anatomic and physiologic principles and concepts. There are so many valuable ones which go much further than books ever could. Learn how to take both written and practical "timed" tests. So many prospective students need to polish those skills. ...Read more

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What kind of dentist performs dental surgery?

What kind of dentist performs dental surgery?

ALL: Technically all dentists perform surgery as surgery is defined as manipulation of a patients body which frequently involves cutting. Whenever a dentist "fills" a cavity he is cutting on part of your body- your tooth. If you are talking about oral surgery or pulling teeth, all dentists are trained in it, just to different degrees. Some chose to do it and some dont. An oral surgeon is the most. ...Read more

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What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

Different types: If inhalation anesthetic is being considered for very minor dental surgery, nitrous oxide is the most common. In more extensive oral and maxillofacial surgeries performed in the hospital, your anesthesiologist will choose the best type of anesthetic depending on length of procedure, your medical history, current health, and medications. Keep smiling. ...Read more

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Fever 1 month after dental surgery?

Fever 1 month after dental surgery?

Not good: You still have some sort of infection probably an abcess . Go see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Do I need pain killers for dental surgery?

Do I need pain killers for dental surgery?

Yes/no: Depends what is being done. Many times all you need is something like advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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