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How To Fix A Dry Pocket
Steps: The first thing we do is numb the tooth up. We then have to remove the infected/decayed part of the tooth which is done with a handpiece (drill), we then disinfect the cavity, and if doing a white (composite) filling apply a bond, place the white filling or amalgam (metal) filling, sculpt it and light cure it (the light causes the white filling to harden). We then adjust your bite. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: The cause of dry socket is not completely known. The general hypothesis used are: bone tissue that's been traumatized during the extraction and tissue activators that cause the blood clot to disintegrate. The lack of blood clot in socket and exposed alveolar bone is a factor not a cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Circumcision: A revision can be done - see a urologist for an evaluation. Do not put any material around the penis to retract the excess foreskin as it may cause loss of blood flow and potential gangrene or necrosis. A patient of mine was bothered by his foreskin and wrapped a rubber band around his penis which nearly cut off his circulation - never do that! ...Read more
Dry Eyes Treatments: Meibomian gland dysfunction (mgd) are most common cause for irritation & dry eyes. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & artificial tears; move up a "tiered approach" to other treatments as needed. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html. ...Read more
Dry Scalp: Mix half cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar; Use this to massage your scalp / hair; Leave for about 10 minutes; Rinse your hair with shampoo (tea tree oil based is preferred); Or coconut oil massaged into scalp helps. Be sure drink plenty of fluids & eat green leafy veggies; more at [email protected] ...Read more
Requires surgery: So this is unfortunately not very uncommon. But does require surgery to repair. The surgery is minor and can be done under local anesthesia if you find a plastic surgeon who is trained to do so and can be done in under an hour as well. But it does require making some incisions to rearrange what tissue is still present to recreate normal earlobe. Consult your local plastic surgeon for more info. ...Read more
How much will it cost? How much could a periodontist evaluation can cost? My dentist sent me to a periodontist to evaluate me because of bone loss on my lower gum and i don't have any insurance i'm paying my braces cash so i was wondering how much can it
Average : Average range of periodontal evaluation is between $80 - $300 which consists of oral and periodontal exam and x-rays. Some new or expanding periodontal offices also give discount prices for consultation. Dental schools are another source of economical alternative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm sorry: not sure what is meant by upper waterline ...Read more
Docs can you explain, is there anyway a dentist can fix hairline cracks on the surface of a tooth?
Hairline cracks: Most are superficial, of no consequence and do not require treatment. They can be bonded with a tooth colored composite. For potentially problematic ones, porcelain laminates, or crowns to completely cover the tooth can be fabricated. ...Read more
I am perplexed?: What is a skin bridge? Sorry, some days I wonder if I speak English (and I know no other language). ...Read more
If a periodontist cuts into the gum line to examine a bump and says he can extract the tooth, then, how can he sew it up so I can go to oral surgeon?
Probably can not: You can try to gently pull it back whilst in warm bath or shower, however at very least will likely require prescription strength steroid cream like betaval or kenalog (triamcinolone). Remember to return foreskin over glans to avoid paraphimosis. You might even need a circumcision if foreskin remains tight in spite of steroid cream. ...Read more
Xerosis: Dry skin is usually diagnosed in older adults with itching in the absence of a skin eruption or rash. It is more common in the winter time, especially if the home is heated, resulting in low indoor relative humidity. Therapy usually involves use of skin moisturizers that maintain hydration of the skin. Use mild soaps. Avoid long, hot showers and aggressive scrubbing/drying. A humidifier may help. ...Read more
How much does it hurt to get the packing removed from a pilonidal cyst without going to see a surgeon!?
Will have some pain: could be done but you have to check with your surgeon before removing it , also have to go back for follow up wound care ...Read more
Varies: Varies a lot based upon the nature of the fracture and the nature if the surgery. In general, the surgery is done either through the front or back of the neck and usually involves the use of some form of instrumentation as well as a fusion. I would definitely discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Laser gum therapy: Periodontal disease is a very common disease. With traditional gum surgery, a scalpel is used to cut the gum tissue. In laser gum regeneration for laser gum therapy, there are no scalpels or sutures. Since laser gum therapy is less invasive than traditional gum surgery it is not a painful procedure. See any dentist who has completed a training in laser gum therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check vision: A centered contact lens will give effective vision. "Stuck" contact lenses generally migrate to the upper , outer quadrant of the eye . First try adding any kind of eyedrop to flush out the eye and frequently the contact as well. If not, then lift up the upper, outer portion of the lid, while you look down and in for 10-15 seconds. This will cause the lens to migrate out of its suck position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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