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What are dentistry procedures?

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that involves the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the mouth or oral cavity, and facial properties and their impact on the human body. Many people believe that dentistry is mainly focused on human teeth, but dentistry may also include other species’ teeth. The practice of dentistry is considered to be a necessary act for the overall health of someone. Dentistry practices include, but are not limited to, crown lengthening, dental extraction, dental surgery, gum lift, ginvivectomy, open flap debridement, sinus augmentation, teeth cleaning and even tooth polishing. There are many more procedures that dentistry provides, for a list of more procedures turn to the Experts.

Is there a treatment for determination of a person’s teeth after they have had radiation treatment for tongue cancer and 1/3 of the person’s tongue was removed?

When a person is dealing with this type of issue, then the prevention of future issues is worth more to people than a strait cure. The person may need to have dental clearance and extraction of any teeth that are causing issues prior to them having the radiation treatment, but if the person did not get this treatment, then the radiation doctors should have sent the person back to the dentist to get fluoride treatments once the radiation was completed. If a person needs to get cosmetic or restorative dentistry done, they may run into a costly ordeal as well as the insurance not covering the costs.

If a dentist is treating a patient with an implant and after the implant was done and the dentist realized that there may have been nerve damage, what can the dentist do to treat the issue?

When a dentist is doing a dental procedure, there may be complications that the dentist does not expect. The dentist may want to try Prednisone to try and maintain the swelling if there is any. If the implant is a safe distance from the nerve, then the injury had to have happened while the drilling process was taking place. If the person has some sensation in the area, then there is a sign that the patient will retain some sort of sensory function. The only things that the dentist may have to do is wait and see if the nerve is permanently damaged or if it is a temporary thing that will get better over time.

What is the difference between trench mouth or thrush and canker sores and what is the treatment in dentistry procedures?

In most cases, trench mouth and thrush are different as well as canker sores, making the three very different. Trench mouth is known by ANUG that stands for Acute Ulcerative Gingivitis and usually occurs in the person’s gums that blunt the triangular peaks of the gums between the teeth. ANUG is generally considered to be a bacterial infection and the treatment for this is gentle professional cleaning of the infected area until the condition is resolved. In most cases, thrush is a type of oral infection that is cause by yeast. When a person gets thrush, they are generally treated with antifungal medication till the problem is cured. Canker sores are when the soft tissue of the mouth become ulcerations. When a person gets a canker sore, then the general treatment for this is to block the pain until the sores heal.

Is there any recourse a person can take against a dentist for dental procedures that were done, but not done correctly?

The first step for the person to do is have a second opinion to see what the issue is. The person would need to look for a DMD, which is a Doctor of Medical Dentistry since these doctors would have more experience and would be able to treat any issues that the person may have. The DMD will also be able to provide the person with a chart that states why the dental work was wrong, and then the person may have a legal case.

When a person needs to have a type of dentistry procedure done, then they may have questions regarding the treatment, what dentist to go to, or what they may need to get their issue resolved. When a person faces these questions, then they would need to consult an Expert to gain the answers that they need.
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