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Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?
NEVER: Please do not be mislead by either un-informed but well meaning clinicians, or ethically bankrupt clinicians who somehow have come to same conclusion: they believe you can functionally balance the occlusion with an appliance made by a lab tech, and used inappropriately with ignorance. Skeletal dysplasia of genetic origin must be treated by a combination of braces and jaw surgery. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Can you have double jaw surgery(with mandibular advancement) with displaced TMJ discs? Or will you relapse?
Average relapse 3%: Open TMJ disc repositioning surgery can be used for prevention of relapse with double jaw surgery in patients with TMJ internal disc displacement. However, more thorough evidenced-based studies are required to understand the response of the TMJ disc stability after mandibular advancement surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Analog insulins: newer analog insulins, such as Lispro (Humalog), Aspart (Novolog), Gulise (Apidra) are in a monomers form. Hence these are rapidly absorbed into the blood stream, making the onset of action much quicker. Also their effect lasts for much shorter periods. For these reasons these insulin analogs generally give better post-meal glucose, with lower incidence of hypoglycemia ...Read more
Laser treatment: Laser treatment for periodontal have been showing tremendous advantages in the treatment of bacterial induced periodontal disease. It is rapidly gaining acceptance in in the dental, community. Newer, less invasive , and bio engineered grafting materials are rapidly showing up in everyday practice. Visit my site: www.Scdentalimplants.Com dr mokbel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement will it be covered under medical insurance?
Probably not: You would need dental insurance that specifically includes orthodontic treatment, and that does not have an age 18 cap. Please know that for best success you will need orthodontic treatment before and after the jaw surgery. Please get both orthodontic and surgical consultations before beginning treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I've had back and neck issues for a few years. Is now a good time in medical advancements to get surgery and fix them finally?
This really can't be: Answered on-line. Your sxs will require a medical history, physical examination and other indicated studies. There is no generic response. ...Read more
Cell-free fetal DNA : The newest advance that i can think of is the development of a test using the mothers blood sample that can tell with >99% accuracy if the baby has certain chromosomal/ genetic defects. It can be done as 10 weeks of gestation to determine if a baby has down syndrome, trisomy 3 or trisomy 18. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It shouldn't be: too hard to find this out for your school project using a search engine. ...Read more
With the advancement of medical and dental technology today, why haven't they found a way to help us TMJ sufferers?
Hi I would like to know if headgear for adults really works. I need about 4ml of advancement on my upper arch, and some expansion as well.thanks,?
Not Orthodontist: But in my 30's I wore headgear for nearly 2 years. It moved my bite significantly. In my series of 1, it worked. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
How long till i see full result of genioplasty (hor advc, vert.Augm)?Im not happy with the advancement 5days post op.Can i still hope for more changes?
So early yet -: Post-op edema takes some time to reduce, intra-oral incision needs time to heal & some bone remodeling needs to occur before you make a final assessment. At this point your whole lower lip, chin & submandibular area are probably swollen which creates distortion for you to be able to truly evaluate. Postop radiographs demonstrate extent of advancement, which can be measure in mm. Ask at your f/u. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Huntington disease: There is a new drug approved in 2008 called tetrabenazine for huntington disease and is quite effective medication and low side effect profile. ...Read more
Hypertension: We don't cure this often. One of the new treatments involves pacing the renal nerves. ...Read more
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