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Physical side effects of TMJ and bad wisdom teeth?

Physical side effects of TMJ and bad wisdom teeth?

See Oral Surgeon: TMJ dysfunction often causes severe wisdom tooth pain and discomfort. Go to an oral surgeon and have him/her evaluate you for your wisdom teeth and TMJ. Take care. ...Read more

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Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Not deadly: It's not deadly but you should make your doctors aware of all the radiation you've recieved. The bigger question is why so many cts? Are they all really necessary? ...Read more

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Can x-rays from doctor, and dentist cause cancer? Averaging 2 x rays a year, for teeth using film in the mouth.

Can x-rays from doctor, and dentist cause cancer? Averaging 2 x rays a year, for teeth using film in the mouth.

NO: Diagnostic x ray emits very little radiation dental x-rays even much less , your exposure twice a year is very safe . Speak to your doctor.All with in the safe limits ...Read more

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Are tooth aches a side effect of braces?

Are tooth aches a side effect of braces?

No: The healthier your mouth, the less "soreness" from orthodontic adjustments. Make sure to keep your teeth and gums scrupulously clean. Any discomfort caused by orthodontic adjustment will then be mild and of short duration. Anything other than that, see your orthodontist asap. ...Read more

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Does teeth whitening have any side effects ?

Does teeth whitening have any side effects ?

Yes for some people: Yes...Some people get sensitivity to cold and or sore gums. ...Read more

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8years ago I did ct scan for head 5years Xray for kidney 2months panoramic Xray for teeth 2week Xray of spine 2days mri of spine Can this cause cancer?

8years ago I did ct scan for head
5years Xray for kidney
2months panoramic Xray for teeth
2week Xray of spine
2days mri of spine
Can this cause cancer?

No: All x-ray exposure is cumulative, but doses are minimized as much as possible. your Panoramic x-ray, for example, is less radiation than you would receive spending a day in the mountains, or two on the beach. If you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your General Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ask a dentist for the necessity of wisdom tooth extraction. I have panoramic xrays image.

Ask a dentist for the necessity of wisdom tooth extraction. I have panoramic xrays image.

The rule of thumb: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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doctor prescribe chymoral forte,,fursultiamine compound,vitamin B1+B6+B12 for thigh swelling 1 month x ray of hip joint and lumbar clear.effectivens?

doctor prescribe chymoral forte,,fursultiamine compound,vitamin B1+B6+B12 for thigh swelling 1 month x ray of hip joint and lumbar clear.effectivens?

Not sure.: As you are far away in a different country, & since practices vary by region, it's hard to guide you. I am not certain of your diagnosis. Chymoral Forte, to my knowledge, is chymotrypsin & trypsin, which are digestive enzymes. Unless there is some nutritional issue leading to swelling (protein deficiency?), I am not sure how the thiamine & vitamin supplements will help. Consider HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Dentist took X-ray of tooth plus 3D same side. Said low dose machine. Had vest pulled up as high as possible. Radiation risk?

Dentist took X-ray of tooth plus 3D same side. Said low dose machine. Had vest pulled up as high as possible. Radiation risk?

The radiation: Dose you likely received would cause a theoretical increased risk that is roughly equivalent to the radiation risk of about a 30 minute airline flight, so essentially the risk is nonexistent in a practical sense. ...Read more

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What are potential side effects of CT scan due to radiation exposure?

What are potential side effects of CT scan due to radiation exposure?

Depends: I depends on how old you are when you get the scan. The younger you are and the more scans you get the higher the risk. Some studies say there is significant risk for white blood cell cancers. A one off scan is unlikely to cause cancer in itself but it not entirely risk free. If there is a good reason to do the test it would have to be balance against the risk of the scan. ...Read more

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Prolia inyection for osteoporosis and side effects?

Prolia inyection for osteoporosis and side effects?

Not much: That is statistically different from placebo, though everything under the sun has been reported it is hard to link it to the drug. The one side effect that is different by about2% is infection, do I would not give it to a compromised person or one who had an acting infection. The debate ove osteonecrosis of the jaw continues on. ...Read more

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Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Doubt connection: Any learning disabilities suffered by a premi that survives most likely represent factors that precipitated premature delivery & the need for resuscitation & intensive care, not the ct scan. Last year my patient, "littlest angel" (14oz @ birth) graduated from the honors program at baylor in 3 yrs.It didn't slow her down. She never got real tall but she is quite a survivor. ...Read more

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Could the florbetapir f18 injection for pet scan have any possible side effects?

Could the florbetapir f18 injection for pet scan have any possible side effects?

Low Risk - Headache: Florbetapir f18 (trade name amyvid) is a new pet imaging agent that helps to diagnose alzheimer's disease. From the clinical trials, side effects (also called adverse reactions) were quite unusual, with no serious ones. The most common side effect was headache, occurring in 1.8% of the patients. Next was musculoskeletal pain (0.8%), followed by nausea and fatigue (each at 0.6%). ...Read more

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Is an x-ray absolutely necessary after every thoracentesis? Are there any negative cumulative side effects from the x-ray?

Is an x-ray absolutely necessary after every thoracentesis? Are there any negative cumulative side effects from the x-ray?

Yes: A chest xray is needed after a thoracentesis to make sure a pneumonthorax has not developed. A pneumothorax is a very serious complication of a thoracentesis. Chest X-rays do pose a small risk of developing lung cancer. You can read more about that small risk here http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/safety/?pg=sfty_xray ...Read more

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What are some side effects to teeth whitening at the dentist's office?

What are some side effects to teeth whitening at the dentist's office?

Sensitivity: The only real side effect to teeth whitening is sensitivity, which usually is just the day of, but may last for up to 24 hours. Many patients experience none at all, and others will feel what we call "zingers" the day of. Another doctor answered that it takes a few hours, but usually, in-office whitening is about a 45 - 60 minute procedure, depending on what system is used. ...Read more

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