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Is it safer to have titanium or stainless steel plate if 16?

Is it safer to have titanium or stainless steel plate if 16?

Age is not an issue: Stainless steel is used commonly and safely for surgical implants. Titanium is relatively newer on the market in the manufacture of surgical implants and has properties that are more like bone than stainless. It is important for any surgery to notify your surgeon of any and all allergies to medications food and in particular when the case may involve an implant, metal allergies. ...Read more

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I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

Ni Allergy: Unless the allergy is severe, the Ni leaching out of a plate should be insignificant. Since there is rarely enough friction to aggravate any elution when placed on a long bone or a flat one your are probably safe. Swelling and redness around the area would prove me wrong. ...Read more

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Are stainless steel crowns safe for a 5 year old?

Are stainless steel crowns safe for a 5 year old?

Yes: A stainless steel crown is a way to protect a tooth and preserve a space. Baby teeth don't hold large fillings well, so think of a stainless steel crown as a large filling. When baby teeth are lost too early, then the permenant teeth dont have a natural guide into their proper position. The stainless steel crown can save thousands of dollars on orthodontics later. ...Read more

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Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic?... Or throw?

Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic?... Or throw?

Plastic: It is likely not harmful to eat the plastic but there is a possibility it could get stuck in your throat and have to be removed so I would start that dish again. All the best. ...Read more

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Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more

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Is stainless steel crowns safe?My son (3 yrs old)just recently have his 2 front teeth covered with ss.I just found out now about health issue on ssc.

Is stainless steel crowns safe?My son (3 yrs old)just recently have his 2 front teeth covered with ss.I just found out now about health issue on ssc.

Baby teeth: These crowns are safe and are commonly used when there is significant decay in baby teeth. The best thing that you can do for your son's oral health is to concentrate on improving his diet. Reduce sugary drinks and foods. Brush his teeth at least twice a day. Continue regular dental care. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 6 year old to get a root canal and stainless steel crown? What are health effects of having steel in a childs mouth for a long time?

Is it safe for a 6 year old to get a  root canal and stainless steel crown? What are health effects of having steel in a childs mouth for a long time?

Crown is safe: Stainless Steel crowns have been in use for over 50 years to restore severely broken down teeth in children. They are perfectly safe. On baby tooth the procedure used to treat an infective nerve (pulp) is called a pulpotomy, not a root canal. While they both treat the pulp , a pulpotomy is a simpler procedure specifically for baby teeth. True "root canals" are not done on baby teeth. ...Read more

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