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Is The Motion Of The Electric Tooth Different
In the classification of dental caries, what class is the caries located on the middle third of anterior teeth?
Class 3: Class 1 - single surface on posterior teeth. Class 2 - involves an inter proximal surface on a posterior tooth. Class 3 - involves an inter proximal surface of an anterior tooth (usually in the middle or incisal third). Class 4 - involves the incisal edge of an anterior tooth. Class 5 - cavity along the gum line. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the logistic of pushing the tooth up instead of pulling when extracting the upper wisdom tooth? Is this common technique?
Elevator: An oral surgeon frequently uses an instrument called an elevator. A skilled dr. Can push "up" and twist, using the surrounding bone as a fulcrum and rotating the wisdom tooth out. That is my take from your description. Watching someone talented at this is very interesting and awe-inspiring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electric shock: The effects of an electrical shock depends upon the amount of current and how long of a contact was made. Mostly, small shocks cause some local tissue swelling and pain. Unlikely to affect your brain as the way electricity runs is through the low resistance parts of the body. Might get some neck pain, some neuralgias of the scalp. Again, effects depend upon the amount of current really. ...Read more
What type of tissue comprises the bulk of the myocardium? Is this different than other parts of the heart?
What is the survivability of a molar when one root has a caries preventing restoration of the root? In other words, what is the viablility of a molar
Generall poor: if a tooth can't be restored, it can't be saved, regardless of having root canal or not! That being said,often times periodontal surgery and/ or root amputation can allow certain teeth to be saved after advanced decay removal. Have qualified Endontist and / or Periodontist review you situation! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Nutritional mostly: If you suffer from tooth decay it is most likely caused by a highly acidic and fermentable carbohydrate diet. The effects of the decay are local in the mouth. Extensive decay can cause bacteria to invade the pulp of the tooth eventually killing it and then spread into the jaw bone through the tip of the root. From there the bacteria and their toxins can enter the blood stream to infect other area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?
not sure: Not sure i understand the question. Do you mean like a disconnection syndrome? Maybe try rephrasing your question. ...Read more
What is the name of what is equivalent to dorsal roots/DRG in the spine, but in the brain area, which receives pain & tactile sensation in face/head?
Yes: Every toe has 4 nerves in it. @ on the top (dorsum) 2 2 on the bottom (plantar). The nerves on the botom can become enlarged and painful as in a morton's neuroma , though rare in the 5th toe. Trauma , surgery and poor shoe fit can also cause nerves to become painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has several : There are several purposes. The primary purpose is to attach the teeth to the bone in a manner that enables them to move - absorb some pressure/force without breaking. They also enable teeth to move - with braces. They also contain stem cells that can be recruited to enable bone/tooth to be repaired/rebuilt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychosurgery: this surgery is not done anymore. The prefrontal leucotomy has fallen out of favor. Some institutions have protocols for deep brain stimulation for depression and others use stereotactic lesioning for depression and OCD. This surgery that was popularized by Watts and then abused as a sideshow by a psychiatrist Freeman is largely seen as a historical operation ...Read more
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How many millimeters long, along the length of a tooth root, can alloderm and other types of gum grafts cover so that less of the root is shown?
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Is there a way to reverse extraction of the four biscupids in the middle of traditional orthodontics?
No: It is possible to close the spaces without retracting the front teeth. In 30 years of practice I have never seen this scenario. However, if it were to occur temporary anchorage devices (small temporary bone implants) can be utilized as anchors to move all of the back teeth forward. Be careful of listening to those who do no have university orthodontic training. Talk to your orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
One part of my gum is swollen it is the part with the tooth growing almost in front of some of the teeth at the top what is this?
Get an exam: If your pain is severe or worsening, by all means get to a dentist. If it is longstanding cold sensitivity especially of a general nature in location, try a desensitizing toothpaste. You could have a cavity needing treatment or it could be exposed roots that may benefit from desensitization. Your safest bet is to see a dentist to be sure. ...Read more
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There are 2 types of electric tooth brushes on the market. One rotates in a circular way. Any studies out there as to which protects gums better?
I have recently got a electric toothbrush. I've been using it for a few days till i noticed two small brown dot on tooth that wasn't there before?
Brush: Oral b and sonicare make a brush with the rotary motion and the sonic vibration for a more complete clean. The advantage of the sonic is it disrupts the biofilm which is the plaque and bacterial matrix that forms on the tooth and is the groundwork of all oral disease problems, (decay and gum disease) and the rotary part washes them away. It only takes 12 hrs to start reform so brush 2x/day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth pain front anterior (#26)
- electric shock tooth pain
-pulse of sort of pain
- pain rating : 3
pain last about 1 sec ?
Visit your dentist: Did you have a trauma to your lower anterior jaw area? It sounds like maybe you may have a chip at the edge of the tooth, and you may even have exposed dentin (inside part of tooth under enamel) or even an exposed nerve. If not, you may have tooth abrasion caused by overzealous brushing or even an occlusal issue. Visit your dentist, and he/she can tell you what is going on. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
The one you use: Two favorites are the oral-b and the sonicare. I prefer the first, although many dentists prefer the second. Both are effective if used properly. It boils down to personal preference. ...Read more
Going to start using an oral-b electric tooth brush and aqua fresh triple protection toothpaste.Is that toothbrush and toothpaste okay together?
Usually but : You can do an equally good job with a regular tooth brush. I find for my patients, and myself as well, it does work better. Don't forget to floss as well. ...Read more
Yes: Electric tooth brush, or any kind of tooth brush as long as it has soft bristle, will not traumatize your gum nor your tooth/teeth. In fact, when gum bleeds or swollen, you should brush more in the area to eliminate the bleeding and reduce the swelling. Brushing will establish drainage of the localized infection and start the healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not right away: Avoid disturbing the area of the extraction for 24 hours then clean it very gently for the first couple of days. After that, your electric toothbrush should be ok if used carefully. The reasoning is to try to avoid the discomfort of a dry socket which can result of the blood clot in the extraction socket is disturbed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults?What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle
Why not?? : Depends upon the age of the child. Until age 8 or 9, they lack the dexterity to safely and effectively clean their own teeth--so we must rely on the parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they aren't all that helpful either! I have used floss followed by a sonicare to clean my son's teeth every night since he was 3 years old--before that we did it manually. He has no dental issues related to disease. ...Read more
I think I brushed my tooth extraction site with a electric toothbrush when brushing...its been 17 days since extraction. Damage possible?
My electric tooth brush has dry tooth paste all over it. Is it safe to wash it in the sink with soap and warm water?
1yr old is teething upper front 4th tooth but not yet cut, swollen gums, biting.Had loose not watery motion 2am &10am, now 6hrs passed, nothing.Normal?
Normal: Some teeth come in faster than others. Sometimes recycle as they try to erupt. Symptoms all suggestive of teething. Give baby hard cold teething ring. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may help (follow pkg directions). 1st dental appointment age1, so call dentist or pediatric dental specialist now. ...Read more
Generally, which electric toothbrush is better for gum health--up and down motion or circular motion? Have gum recession throughout.
Dental hygienist said the high end Sonicare electric brush, when used properly, will add to gum recession all the time vs. circular motion Oral B.(?)
Corporate hype: This situation is likely a comment made from a sales rep visiting a dental office. The game here is...Sales rep from company "A" buys the hygenist's lunch and teaches them how to put down company "B." This unfortunately is the corporation trying to market products through professionals. I am often disappointed that there is rarely science to base any of these claims. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer