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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
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
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
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely part of it.: The pitting is due to increased pressure in the veins as the clot blocks some of the venous return to the heart. The fluid backs up and leaks out of the vessels and into the skin and other tissues. This causes the swelling. Pitting is just when you push down and squeeze some of the water away leaving a little pit that slowly fills back in. This should all get better as the DVT improves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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