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Possibly: If upper teeth are over erupted and/or protrusive then straightening them can reduce gummy appearance. If problem is skeletal rather than dental, a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery may be required. Best recommendation, see a qualified Orthodontic specialist (Initial Examination usually free) for an evaluation of hour malocclusion and the treatment options that are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Gummy smile has more to do with jaw size and position and lip length and facial muscles. See an Oral Surgeon to determine if it is a skeletal concern or simply excess tissue. If not too severe AND the teeth are too far out of position, then perhaps braces will help. Most likely would involve repositioning jaw. However, never know until you get it checked by the specialist. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.
Measurements of vintage hollywood ladies, sophia loren, 38-24-38 marilyn monroe, 36-23-37 ava gardner, 36-23-37. How did they get and keep that fig?
Many options: Depending on the strength and health of the tooth (previous restorations, etc.) you have a choice to make. If the tooth can be rotated back to a straight position, then go with braces. If braces are not an option, then consider a veneer or crown to give the tooth a straighter appearance. Ultimately, you should consult with a dentist to find the option best suited to address your needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 wks ago hit face into locker. Docs say everything alright. Noticed brace wire was bent. Teeth shift. Tips/help?
Relapse, will invisalign or a removable appliance move my teeth back? Pics w/ phone - webcam
Not diagnostic: Your picture indicates upper and lower anterior crowding. What is not discernible is the amount of bone support. Straightening teeth with inadequate bone support is doomed to failure. Fixed appliances may be necessary. With your history once a solution is found, aggressive post-correction retention will be mandatory. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
32 yr female w5 yr ulnar wrist pain.No motor loss.Burns/aches/numb.Painful to type, apply makeup, write.Xray, ncv, emg negative.Pain on pisotriquetral joint.Ulnar/median decompression.No mri.What's wrong?
Wrist pain: Without an mri- it sounds like wrist tendonitis with or without compression neuritis. I would consult an orhtopedic surgeon. Sometimes an injection of xylocaine (lidocaine) with a steroid will alleviate the pain. Also i always suggest the use of a pull on, neoprene tubular wrist support worn over a terry tennis wrist towel: it will really help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 24.my teeth aren't aligned.front two teeth are like Ronaldinho-football star of Brazil.is it possible to align by orthodontics?how long it'l take?
Yes: If you are interested in correcting the alignment of your teeth, orthodontic evaluation and treatment would be recommended. The length of time for treatment may vary from patient to patient, the type of orthodontic technique utilized, your ability to follow instructions during treatment, as well as the severity of your problem. The orthodontist providing treatment can offer you a time estimate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Mi Paciente está experimentando entumecimiento de la pierna, dolor de cabeza (mejora con: descanso) (empeora con: flexionar hacia adelante) (sever...
Analgesico Primero: Entumecimiento de la pierna puede ser por falta de uso! Terapia fisica es recomendable! Antes de ejercicio que se tome un Analgesico como Acetaminofen 650 mg para que pueda ejercitarse. Depende claro de la edad de su paciente y tambien de otras enfermedades que tenga! ...Read more
Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon
See a pro: General dentist's who do braces are not as trains or as skilled as Orthodontic Specialists. An Orthodontist knows that the training and skill of the operator is more important then the gadget. Lingual appliances take longer to treat. Damon appliances tend to flare teeth outward. Please seek a specialist's opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry cough: Warm tea with lemon and honey. Salt water gargling. cool mist vaporizer in the room/humidifier/ or simply a pan of water which will evaporate into the air for humidity. If it persists, please see a physician to make sure it isn't something more serious. If smoking, please consider quitting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asap.I was @friends wedding party, smalll crowded room, appears thatevery1was smoking &smoking bio weed, i left party in two hours, pregnant38weeks.Harm?
Diagnose w/ sesamoiditis (clean xray-dec). Springboard diver, & doing PT but pain much worse. Now, ankle/ mid-foot (top) stiffness/discomfort. Why?
Considering braces. Unhappy with "~" shaped smile. Back teeth feel like they touch on one side. Recent dental xray in profile. Recommendations?
start with gp: Solving a smile problem is often multi faceted. A general dentist will help you understand if orthodontics will be part of a solution appropriate for you. Sometimes a combination of orthodontics, surgery, and restorative dentistry is needed to fully solve complex issues. It's best to have a good quarterback who can refer you to appropriate specialty care as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
Lightly bumped front tooth w/weddingband. Used flashlight from under tooth. See horizontal line middle of tooth! Can't feel w/ nail. Craze line? 63yo
Probably: Lightly bumping your tooth with wedding ring unlikely to cause much damage. Seen it chip an edge of tooth. However, due to your age , you probably have numerous wear and damages including craze lines in the enamel. The light reflecting thru the tooth may make these obvious. We use the light to examine the teeth in a similar fashion. Not likely a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PPD: You have living tubercle bacilli in your body and they will aways be there. Not only is there then no value to the PPD (it will be positive due to similar factors that make the quantiferon positive), but you are at risk of having a very severe reaction to the PPD and losing tissue in the area in which the PPD is placed. Please do not do this. Unnecessary and dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more
Based upon examiner in travon martin case, once a shot had been in the heart, can a person have ability to move?
When dying....: I am not sure why you are asking this question. But, if the person is alive and has no brain or spine injury then yes, of course they are able to still have movement. ...Read more
Dr. Martin raff, do I need treatmen for TB again?Is it safe to get pregnant again with qtf positive. Tb was recovered ten yrs ago
Urgent! dr. Martin r, TB heal 10yrs, last wk qtf-g+, nil0.13 iu/ml, mitogen-nil\u0026gt;10, tb-nil 4.3, active tb? Gamma globulin2.2, unshapen stool
TB: Active tuberculosis is characterized by fever, night sweats, chills, weight loss and dysfunction or inflammatory changes in the area of the body affected. You seem to be fixated on the possibility that you have this and it is very unlikely. If you continue to be otc about this either go and see a doctor or perhaps a psychiatrist or psychologist. Good luck. It is very doubtful you have active tb. ...Read more
Dr martin r. If i get preganant now, will baby be infected tb? Tb heal 10 yr ago, qtf positive now. Medicine for decrease TSH will make TB reactive?
TB: No. It is not likely, although not impossible that a fetus could be infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis. Medication to treat hypothyroidism (thyroxine) will not cause reactivation of latent tb. You should be just fine. Make sure you tell your obstetrician that you are quantiferon positive but have been previously treated. ...Read more
Dr. Martin raff， TB 10yrs ago，miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them？qtf positive last wk，tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?
Get treatment: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels, which you have) is associated with miscarriage. That should be treated before you try again. Also, they will probably test you to be sure there is no active tb. If so, you need to be treated before getting pregnant again as the treatment can be harmful to an embryo/fetus. Ask y our doctor for more info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had 2 martin 5 hours ago with dinner. I am breast feeding, should I pump and discard or is it ok to fed when baby wakes up in 4 hours?
Its ok: No need to discard this long after your meal. ...Read more
Dr martin raff，i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst？they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?
PPD (TB skin test): The skin reaction to the PPD Mantoux skin test needs to be a certain size for it to be considered reactive. The cutoffs vary depending on the rest of your medical history. Always request that the person who reads your TB skin test to document their findings, with the date it was planted, the date it was read, and the size of induration (if any). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr martin raff, future after baby born, could bb to take immunization inject for prevent TB infection? I am no yet pregnant, TB heal 10 yrs ago, qtf +
Do I have carpel tunnel syndrome or martin gruber syndrome or both? Dr. 1 did nerve conduction study at wrist and elbow of median nerve and recorded at apb and found increased latency and decreased amplitude with diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome. He a
Dr. Martin Raff,pregnant 14w, vomit seems w/pink blood. sleep w/sweating day & night, Chest X-ray normal apr2014. LungTB treated 10y ago, TB reactive?
My gum slightly receded above my crown leaving a slight margin. Theres no carrie and the crown is in tact, can the margin just be patched w/ composite?
I have lost my weight&want to mantain it but crave for food at bedtime so can have a bowl of weetabix evwn if iam not very hungry at bedtime?!
Itero would certainly seem so much more accurate at the tooth root margin than the traditional approach manner of making a crown. Ledge emphasis. ?
It's the dentist: It's the quality of the dentist and his care and expertise, not the type of specific crown material or brand name used that is the important criteria. I would rather have michelangelo paint me a picture with finger paints than my daughter using the finest artist materials available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer