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Dr. James Chapman
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Debridement (Definition)

Devitalised, or dead tissue is removed from the body using a variety of techniques, including surgery, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: debridement?

What is the definition or description of: debridement?

Remove dead tissue: Devitalised, or dead tissue is removed from the body using a variety of techniques, including surgery, and this is called debridement. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between debridement and a root scaling?

Whats the difference between debridement and a root scaling?

General vs specific.: Root scaling is a process whereby built up plaque is scraped of with a fine tool from the enamel of the tooth, generally by a dental hygienist, or dentist. Debridement is a general term for surgically cleaning of a any wound, any place in the body at all levels of skin. For example, there are 4 stages of pressure sores: stage i-4, depending on the depth (3 goes to mm, 4 to bone). Deep ones-debride. ...Read more

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I have a debridement and a washout and exploration to the tendon of my pinky and today i remove the stiches and the wound reopen what shude i do?

I have a debridement  and a washout and exploration to the tendon of my pinky  and today i remove the stiches and the wound reopen what shude i do?

Open surgical wound: You need to return to the surgeon that did the procedure as soon as possible. You need a clear plan on the care of the wound so that all of your questions are answered. ...Read more

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What is the difference between surgical and sharp debridement?

Semantics: Debridement is the removal of dead, damaged or diseased tissue from a wound. It can be done in several ways. If you use a knife, this is "sharp" debridement, which is often done in a surgical setting, making it surgical debridement. ...Read more

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How long does sensitivity last after debridement?

How long does sensitivity last after debridement?

Where: Debridements are possible nearly anywhere on the body and therefore the expectations vary. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between debridement and root scaling?

Please advise what is the difference between debridement and root scaling?

Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs considerably more. When indicated, it is absolutely necessary. Full mouth debridement is usually when someone hasn't had a cleaning in a while and during the initial hygiene visit, the tartar above the gum line is removed. Srp may be required next. ...Read more

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What is debridement and what would prompt a dentist to recommend it?

What is debridement and what would prompt a dentist to recommend it?

Surgical cleaning up: See prior answer regarding debridement in general, regardless of where in body. In oral cavity, debridement would be recommended if any area was very infected, macerated, extensively built up plaque. Ask the dentist why it has to be done, what is the process that it involved, and how much does it cost. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

Gangrene is a medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more