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Depends: Depends on the mechanism of injury, severity, your goals, etc. Physical therapy, surgery, Here's some information: http://www.houstonmethodist.org/orthopedics/where-does-it-hurt/shoulder/shoulder-instability/ Please consult your physician before attempting a home exercise program: http://www.orthop.washington.edu/?q=patient-care/articles/shoulder/home-exercises-for-the-unstable-shoulder.html ...Read more
Generally, can you compare perioprotect to that of a prescribed toothpaste for an adult with some sulcus depth issues?
No!: Deeper sulci will not resolve with a toothpaste. The perioprotect trays will deliver the medication to the full depth of the sulcus and will keep it there long enough to be effective. It acts as a mini-hyperbaric chamber to create enough pressure to keep the medication where you need it- in the sulcus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently have had a large amount of sex and It appears my penis has started tearing or something around the sulcus. Started small and is tearing mor?
Here are some...: From the described scenario, your symptoms are related with sexual physical or chemical effects and long foreskin. For now, stop sex-related activity, optimize topical hygiene, apply topical anti-fungal with steroid cream to the affected area t=gingerly 1-2 times daily, and see; if not slowly improving in 3-5 days, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and care as needed. Later, circumcision may be... ...Read more
ON the penis: The base of the glans penis has a exaggerated border that glands These are called coronal glands. behind this on the penis is a deep retroglandular structure Than is the coronal sulcus. Needs to be kept clean and free of debris. Hope this answers your questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will the use of my new expensive sonicare lead to more recession and does it get into the sulcus with normal use?
Just one aid, but...: It's a great aid to proper oral hygiene and if used properly, it won't do any damage. However, you still need to floss your teeth. It may help but not solve the problem of gum recession. Ask your dentist to explain to you what caused your gum recession and what you can to prevent further periodontal problems including the recession. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental: The hygienist said that a sulcus is different from a pocket. In layman's terms, how are they different?
Periodontal #: how often thru the yr. Can i expect the specialist to do a written full charting to determine sulcus depths (4 perio cleanings a yr.)?
I have this dark patch (covers length corner lip to corner lip)in my mentolabial sulcus for couple years now. I just want to know how this is treated?
My understanding: is this is on the inside of your mouth where it doesn't show to others. I recommend that you see an oral surgeon and get a diagnosis. If it's nothing to worry about, then the best course of action is no action at all as long as it doesn't interfere with oral function. But get the opinion of a qualified oral health specialist first. Dr. Anne/ ...Read more