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Does An Operculectomy Hurt
Operculectomy : is a surgical procedure and is not completely pain or risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impaction surgery: The removal of impacted tooth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required include general anesthesia. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not...: I will presume that you are talking about therapy for some type of cancer (prostate, breast, lymph nodes...). Radiation implantation itself may be uncomfortable, but generally is not painful. The radiation treatment (being released by the implant or externally) is also not painful. However there can be adverse effects that generally come months/years later that must be explained by the oncologist. ...Read more
Hopefully not: Ask your doctor! bones are one of the areas of the body that are very hard to make numb. Just giving that medicine hurts & even afterward, there is a kind of deep bone ache that happens with manipulating bones. For that reason, sometimes your entire arm/leg/etc. Will be made numb with regional anesthesia. Your doctor will do all she can to safely minimize the hurt. ...Read more
Not common: If you a talking about ablating ovarian cysts, as is sometimes done for pcos - the ablation itself would cause minimal pain. The laparoscopy done to access the ovaries would cause mild pain that would normally be controlled with oral pain medications. If you mean an endomatrial ablation, there would likely be minimal pain during or after the procedure, as most are done under general anesthesia. ...Read more
Re-shaping of bone: This involves smoothing the jawbone after the teeth have been extracted; eliminating sharp edges and irregularities. This allows the gums to heal better and provides a better base on which to place a denture. Discomfort should not be much different than what occurs from having the teeth extracted. Alveoplasty is normally done at the same time as the extractions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tooth vitality test: There is a test called a pulp vitality test which tests if a tooth is "alive" or "dying" from a cavity, crack or trauma. The test involves passing a small electric current through the tooth and recording the value. Then the test is done again on a normal tooth for reference and to compare the values. If the tooth does not respond to the electric current, then the tooth may need a root canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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