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What Is Buccal Pit
Normal Tooth Anatomy: A "buccal pit" is a variation of normal tooth anatomy on lower back teeth. If you look closely at a lower molar, on the cheek side, you'll see two lobes which come together with a small groove between them. Sometimes during tooth development this groove doesn't fuse all the way, leaving a small pit behind. This pit nearly always decays early in life and should be filled, ideally prior to a cavity. ...Read more
Tx Cause: Depends on ethiology. If morbidly obese need to undo morbid obesity. If secondary to congestive heart failure, treat correct failure. If due to venous drainage inssuficiency in leg , anti embolic stockings. Leg elevation higher than right atrium for several hours will diminish leg swelling. Need venous reflux study. If valve on common femoral vein incompetent, axillary valve vein autotransplant ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Here are 2 scales below: 1+ barely detectable impression when finger is pressed into skin. 2+ slight indentation. 15 seconds to rebound 3+ deeper indentation. 30 seconds to rebound. 4+ >30 seconds to rebound. 1+ 2mm depression, barely detectable. Immediate rebound. 2+ 4mm deep pit. A few seconds to rebound. 3+ 6mm deep pit. 10-12 seconds to rebound. 4+ 8mm: very deep >20sec. ...Read more
How long does it take for pitting adema to go away after getting off of a medicine that was causing it?
Not long: It depends on the area affected but if there is an offending agent stopping should bring prompt resolution. ...Read more
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