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Herbal Treatment For Baby Positioned At An Angle
Can a mum to be can rectify an unstable lie at 36+ weeks or is c-section only option? Consultant hasn't mentioned the option of external turning!
Had a rct, now to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.
That depends: Crown lengthening takes less time, but can make the tooth look longer. This is usually not a problem for back teeth, but can create an esthetic problem for an upper front tooth. Orthodontic forced eruption takes longer to achieve but can give a cosmetically better result in the end. Only you can answer how important is the potential cosmetic result to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What precautionary measures/care must be taken of an eye after vitrectomy? For example, keeping the head bowed for x hours...
Depends on reason: Vitrectomies are performed for various diagnoses. Some will require positioning restrictions. Call your doctors office and check to see what they recommended for you. Take care. ...Read more
After #20 rct, to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.
I believe so: You have to use with modalities of treatment. ...Read more
Call dentist: One cannot diagnose your specific problem without physically examining the tooth and a radiograph of the area. Should it be treated or extracted? Secondary tooth underneath or implant and crown? Can't tell what is proper for you with such little info to go on. Please call a local dentist for a consultation. ...Read more
After a rct, to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.
Depends: Extrusion (orthodontics) will pull up the bone and gingival tissue with the extruding tooth, whereas periodontal surgery will probably leave some soft tissue cosmetic defect as it is removing gum and bone. But as the tooth is extruded, the portion at the gum level is narrower in diameter than normal, possibly leaving larger spaces between the teeth. I recommend getting a periodontal consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an effective treatment for a patient having getting diagnosed with cancer at the age of 97?
What type of cancer?: Regardless of age, cancer treatment varies quite a bit depending on the type & stage of the cancer. Obviously, the treatment needs to be individualized based on risks vs. Benefits & one's ability to tolerate the stress of rx. Therefore, only the most minor interventions would be appropriate for most 97 yr olds. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for a baby with teething pain?My 10 month old son has 2 teeth erupting at the same time and seems to be in great discomfort.
Cold teething rings: Cold will slow the transmission of pain messages to the brain at any age. For teething pain, i prefer a collection of several freezable rings that you can rotate over the day, replacing them as they thaw & refreezing. Medicines offer meager benefit & some problems. The teething gels last a few minutes & can set of some blood reactions. Benedryl can be applied topically but lasts only a few min. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Child 11 y.o. was referred for root canals work on 2 permanent teeth with cavities, & than the filling done. Is that safe for kid? Any other options?
What is the best way for a young child to get flouride for their teeth, daily supplements or topical foam at the dentist's office?
TOOTHPASTE SHOULD: Do just fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury.An evaluation of the setting wherein it occurred & a minimum set of x-rays over the all the long bones & ribs for other fractures.The orthopedist is a player in this event, but no more important than the team that covers the other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 years (usually): Most tongue thrust appliances hook onto the 6-yr molars, so this is about the earliest one could be done. There are different options here, so speak with either an orthodontist (recommended) or your dentist to discuss the best way to approach this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to have an elective ultrasound at 14 weeks while extended family is in town? I will have already had 3, including the nuchal scan.
Yes BUT: Are you having this elective study just to entertain your out of town relatives? If so, you should reschedule to the next indicated time as determined by your ob. While there has been no demonstrable bad effects to fetuses by ultrasound, prudent medical practice is to limit exams for only medically appropriate reasons and not entertainment. Your insurance is not likely to cover such exams. ...Read more
My son is 14 and was diagnosed with sbo during a CT scan for spondylolisthesis at L5 is there an operation to close the defect in the vertabra?
Spondi: Most often, surgery is not required to treat this. If your son does not have any pain in the back or legs, then surgery would not be recommended. This is often a developmental issue where the bone does not completely ossify (form) . Your son is most likely still growing and developing his skeleton. You should see a spine specialist, perhaps a pediatric orthopedic doctor that does spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son 14 years is a case of cerebral palsy advise treatment or medicine to make life comfortable?
Depends: Depends a lot on the kind of CP he has. Functional level will dictate orthopedic treatment, and many of the physiatry treatments (braces, wheelchairs etc). In a non- ambulatory patient, a good wheelchair is of utmost importance because they spend most of their time there. Ambulatory assistance may be more important in some less involved children. Surgery or gait aids may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Terramycin by mouth can cause developing tooth abnormailities. ...Read more
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