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Floor Wax Removal
Carefully by an ENT: If it's impacted 9 times out of 10 it was pushed in by a well intentioned q-tip. Removing impacted wax is bread and butter for an ENT doctor. We have the proper skill and equipment. Anything that you try has the risk of further aggravating your ear leading to worsening impaction and risking infection and pain. Do nothing and contact an ENT doctor for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Min/Mild discomfort: Deep impacted wax can be removed carefully with only mild discomfort in a specialist (ENT) office with the right equipment. Occasionally drops are used to soften excessively hard wax for a few days prior to removal. ...Read more
After recovery: Sure, You would not want to operate any vehicle when under the influence of medication or anesthesia. If you have pain, you may be distracted also. If no med influence, and you feel normal, should be ok. Every case is different. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Microscope/ Curette: If you go to an ent, usually they will use a magnified scope or ear microscope and pick out the wax. Other ways include lavage (washing with water) or sometimes a suction device. If your child has no symptoms of ear problems, there is no need to have the ears cleaned generally speaking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the otoconia crystals removed from semicircular canal before the surgeon puts a plug during canal occlusion for bppv vertigo? Anesthesia required?
Maxilofacial surg.done, cyst removed of 1.5 cm. root canal done for front left 3 teeth. after surgery pain in upperleft head, left back head, ear bone?
Had wisdom tooth removed on 7th, today is 20th. Does the wisdom removal make my jaw weaker? Will external pressure or blow from outside, damage jaw?
Not likely: Teeth want to drift forward, not back, with or without wisdom teeth. Crowding does not self-correct, it gets worse with age. If front teeth are crowded, ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist for discussion of treatment options. You owe it to yourself to at least explore options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?
NO: But, correcting a bad bite will make your life more comfortable. If you have 12 cars and 10 parking spaces the cars will not fit. The same is true with the teeth. The orthodontist can push the teeth out of the parking lot (tip them off the bone which is not healthy) or extract teeth and utilize the space to align them, you are better off to do nothing if you decline extractions. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Yes, but....: ...It's extremely rare. I have done over 4000 laparoscopic gall bladder removals since 1990, and have had only one cystic duct clip failure. However, I have taken care of two other people in that time who have had the same problem. I would not worry about that. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer