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What is full mouth debridement?

What is full mouth debridement?

Initial cleaning : Full mouth debridement is technically a term to describe the removal of heavy build-up from all your teeth so that an in-depth periodontal evaluation may be performed. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Full mouth debridement w/ irragation, what's the difference?

Full mouth debridement w/ irragation, what's the difference?

Better healing: Irrigation can be with various solutions for different purposes. Debris removal with hydrogen peroxide can be used. Chlorahexadine can be used for better healing and bacteria removal. Irrigation can be done in conjunction with a debridement or scaling and root planning, depending on the diagnostic findings of the dentist. ...Read more

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Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a full mouth debridement?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a full mouth debridement?

Pre-cleaning: A full mouth debridement is the removal of all supra gingival calculus in someone that has not had a cleaning for more than 1-2 years or more. The patient is then asked to return for a second visit to remove any debris that has become reachable with the previous inflammation now subsided and the teeth then polished. If pockets are found upon probing then a treatment plan is devised for gum disease. ...Read more

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Please help? What is the difference of regular teeth cleaning vs a full mouth debridement?

Please help? What is the difference of regular teeth cleaning vs a full mouth debridement?

Simple explanation: A "routine" cleaning is performed on a patient every few months or so, and as such the patient's teeth are relatively easy to clean. Patients who have poor oral hygiene and have not seen a dentist in years have so much calculus that they need debridement to remove all the hardened material. It is next to impossible to thoroughly clean years of hardened calculus in one visit. ...Read more

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Help i had a debridement 3 days ago and now between my two front bottom teeth I have a gap where my gum use to be. Is this normal?

Help i had a debridement 3 days ago and now between my two front bottom teeth I have a gap where my gum use to be. Is this normal?

It can happen: If there has been a lot of plaque and tartar accumulation between the teeth, the space in between can get deeper due to periodontal disease and bine loss. The space mist likely has been getting wider for some time, but due to gum inflammation, you could not see it before. Talk to your dentist to see if there are any treatments to improve or eliminate the space. ...Read more

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Got spine surgery done & got a post op infection.Had leg head neck pain debridement done, still has leg pain, reduced hearing no more neck/head pain?

Got spine surgery done & got a post op infection.Had leg head neck pain  debridement done, still has leg pain, reduced hearing no more neck/head pain?

Leg pain post-op: A spine surgery causes scar tissue within the spinal canal. Especially if there is an infection, this scar tissue can be more proliferative. It then encases nerve roots, which get tethered by this scar tissue and causes pain along the nerve root. In some cases the scar can even compress the nerve root not unlike the original cause- a herniated disc! a spinal cord stimulator is best for long term. ...Read more

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Partial weight bearing for few weeks on ankle that had arthroscopic debridement & modified brostrom. Now full weight, very painful. Normal? How long?

Partial weight bearing for few weeks on ankle that had arthroscopic debridement & modified brostrom. Now full weight, very painful. Normal? How long?

Call your surgeon.: The fact that you have asked this twice here suggests that you really should call your doctor. It's part of their job. ( You may need to back off on your weight bearing either by using your crutches to increase weight bearing more slowly or resting more frequently during the day. ) ...Read more

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Had surgery 7 wks ago. Had arthroscopic debridement and modified brostrom. What is the cause/causes of pain upon walking full weight bearing?

Had surgery 7 wks ago. Had arthroscopic debridement and modified brostrom. 
What is the cause/causes of pain upon walking full weight bearing?

Some normal: It would be normal to still have some discomfort 7 weeks after this procedure. The main point is it improving? It's very important to follow your doctor's orders for weight bearing and activity. If pain is severe and increasing despite rest or there is any redness, wound drainage or increasing tenderness then call your surgeon now. ...Read more

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Had arthroscopic ankle debridement & modified brostrom 7 wks ago. Feel pain in ankle when full weight bearing. Is this normal? How long?

Had arthroscopic ankle debridement & modified brostrom 7 wks ago. Feel pain in ankle when full weight bearing. Is this normal? How long?

Yes: 7 weeks is not that far out for foot and ankle surgery. Since you had surgery on something that you walk and bear weight on, pain, soreness, and swelling can occur for several months...sometimes even 6 months. Soreness is definitely to be expected at this point. I would say that any remaining sharp pain should begin to improve during the next few weeks. Also, make sure to see your surgeon too. ...Read more

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I got knee debridement feb last year, finished physio 2 months ago knee was okay, started back running, last 3 weeks knee painful an small swelling?

I got knee debridement feb last year, finished physio 2 months ago knee was okay, started back running, last 3 weeks knee painful an small swelling?

Knee pain: I recommend that you go back to see your physician to get a better idea of the cause.. They may recommend any number of things including testing, continued physical therapy, or a a scaled-back exercise regiment. Unless there is any details that I am unaware of, in general, medications like ibuprofen can be helpful for pain and swelling as well as icing the knee. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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I got knee debridement feb last year, I finished physio 2 months ago. last 2 weeks knee is painful, and feels/sensation like its filling with fluid?

I got knee debridement feb last year, I finished physio 2 months ago. last 2 weeks knee is painful, and feels/sensation like its filling with fluid?

Possible: Certainly call your orhtopedic surgeon: this is common after arthroscopy and needs reevalaution and possible aspiration of fluid from your knee: I suggest a call ASAP! ...Read more

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I had hip arthroscopy & full debridement 3 weeks ago . In the last 24 hrs I've had inceased pain & dull ache in my calf muscle should I be concerned?

I had hip arthroscopy & full debridement  3 weeks ago . In the last 24 hrs I've had inceased pain & dull ache in my calf muscle should I be concerned?

Yes: It is concerning that you are having one-sided calf pain 3 weeks after an orthopedic procedure. You should see your doctor today for an exam and possibly an ultrasound of the leg to evaluate for a deep vein thrombosis (dvt). ...Read more

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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