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I was squeezing a pair of vise - gripe pliers with exesive force. One of my middle knuckles is swollen as a result . How much time to heal?
An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more
If a fingernail is pulled out as with pliers is the matrix pulled out too? Will the nail regrow? How long will it take to see evidence of regrowth?
Nails: Usually if there's not too much destruction or disruption of the matrix, the nail will grow as soon as the end of the finger put back together. Then you should take extra precautions talk to disturb the matrix of the mail. ...Read more
I was pulling a hook w/ 2. pliers. I heard 2 pops in arm & a sharp pain in forearm. Now swollen discolored and immobile. Feels tight & painful. 1-10=8?
You may have a : dislocation or worse depending if what popped meant it popped out of your joint, or ? If you've already called your doctor, and not heard back, you may need to ice the area until you can go to an urgent care or ER for further work up, X-rays and medical care. Keep the area immobilized until seen by a doctor. Don't take any blood thinners (Aspirin, Advil/Aleve until you speak to your PCP). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i pull a common wart off with pliers "i have a common wart on my thumb.. I have tried duct tape and the freeze away stuff.. This wart is raised above the skin about 1/8 of an inch
Very effective: Orthodontic expanders are a great tool to expand and widen the arch which creates more room for crowded teeth. Some are passive and some are active which means that patient cooperation is necessary. If directions for use and care are followed, then the expander can be a very effective part of comprehensive orthodontic care. Visit an orthodontist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Everyone has a different threshold of sensitivity. Where one patient might regard spaces as a mild irritant, another might regard them as painful. For most patients, their placement is regarded as a temporary annoyance, as if there was chicken or a piece of meat caught between the teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask the orthodontist: Individual coverage for orthodontia is not readily available and usually only covers a portion, usually less than half, of the treatment. Most orthodontists make payment arrangements to make this service affordable. If individual insurance coverage is available it many times requires a patient to go to a particular office or clinic and this should be carefully evaluated prior to pirchasing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adjunct: A headgear is an adjunct to orthodontic treatment used to modify skeletal growth and/or to affect tooth position. Headgear can be used in addition to any fixed appliance (braces) system. Don't get hung up on gadgets. Focus on finding the best qualified orthodontic specialist in your area to treat your family. Let him pick the best appliance for the individual's needs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Easily: If you're talking about spring clips between teeth to make room for braces, they are easily removable with Orthodontic instruments. If you mean space maintainers, they are easily removed with Orthodontic instruments. Ask your qualified Orthodontic Specialist for a little "show & tell,", but be assured this is an easy process. The hardest part may be your Orthodontist's bad jokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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