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Identifying when a Tooth Extraction Might be Necessary by LAURA JEEVES

Identifying when a Tooth Extraction Might be Necessary   Dentists use a range of different methods to treat oral health diseases. They try by all means to preserve your teeth, however, there are cases where you might need an emergency tooth extraction. NYC dentists may resort to this in the following circumstances: trauma or accidents, periodontal diseases, and overcrowding, just to mention a few.   Extraction can be performed by a general dentist and involves removing the tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Some dental conditions may arise unexpectedly and warrant emergency extraction, but maintaining good oral hygiene and attending regular check-ups with a trusted dentist can help identify problems early, in order to avoid such drastic measures.   There are clear, telltale signs that indicate whether you might need a tooth extraction or not, and this article will help you with that.   1. Severe Tooth Decay   Severe tooth decay causes damage that cannot be treated with other methods, such as dental fillings or root canal treatment. This is due to the bacteria causing infection to the pulp; at its most severe, it may cause infection to other teeth and the surrounding tissue. Removing the affected tooth as soon as possible is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading any further.   2. Overcrowding   Overcrowding is when there are too many teeth than the jaw can accommodate. Removing some of these may be necessary to create enough space between them and reduce the problem of overlap. It can also be used as a method to help realign your teeth, and this may be recommended and performed by an orthodontist.   3. After a Trauma or Accident   Sometimes trauma or accidents, such as a car collision, can cause severe damage to your teeth. Dentists will try other means before resorting to extraction – such as bridges or crowns – however, if the trauma causes damage that cannot be repaired by any other methods available, extraction is necessary.   4. Periodontal Diseases (Gum diseases)   Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections of the gums, the jaw bone, and the periodontal ligaments. In the advanced stages, this infection causes loose or wobbly teeth, leading to tooth loss. If and when they become loose and on the verge of falling out, removal is necessary.   Gingivitis, which is a very common condition in both adults and children, is an early stage of periodontal disease. Without proper oral health care and regular dental visits it may advance, causing patients to require emergency tooth extraction. NYC Health Department states that about 60% of adults are at increased risk of gingivitis due to diabetes, tobacco, and the consumption of sugary drinks.   5. Impacted Wisdom teeth   Sometimes wisdom teeth fail to come through properly or completely, causing pain and discomfort. In other cases it can cause overcrowding. Damage to other areas of your mouth may ensue, so to prevent this from happening, extraction is required to reduce the risk of infection and overcrowding.   Oral health diseases or issues discussed in this article can cause pain and discomfort, and some are even life-threatening. Only a professional practitioner can provide a clear, thorough diagnosis, and recommendation regarding the treatment that you need. It is therefore important to attend dental checkups with a regular, trusted dentist to prevent and detect diseases early and, if necessary, recommend and carry out emergency tooth extraction. NYC residents have an excellent range of professional dentists available at their disposal – so there’s no excuse for bad oral health.   Author Plate   Ellen Smythe is a Practice Manager at Smile Arts of NY, a dental office that provides the best care and advanced modern cosmetic dental procedures, including teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, veneers, Invisalign, dental implants and emergency treatments. If you need an emergency tooth extraction, NYC based Smile Arts can help for that as well. We have been helping New York City residents achieve the look and care they’ve always wanted with their state-of-the-art, affordable dental services since 2010.

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I have asked myself this question several times and can answer it within a blink of an eye, but never knew how I meant it until this moment. This is me below, on a hospital bed three days after the good doctor and nurses had put me back to shape (they just took the syringe drip out of my veins). Sorry, I could not bear to snap the worst pictures of myself at the worst moment of my life lying helpless on the hospital bed with all the medical machines hooked on me. Honestly, taking a selfie did not occur to me while I was battling for my life for three days. THE HABITS My habits? Oh, yeah, my habits. I hate hospitals with all my heart, I can’t bear the sight of syringes and the smell. I’m in my 30s (still single), and I’ve never been to a hospital for medical purposes for more than twenty years. The last I recall was when I was a boy of eight years or thereabout, and I screamed my might out of the hospital. I don’t fall sick (at least I thought so). Go for periodic medical check-ups? Chuck it, I don’t need it—I am super healthy. Eating a good diet? Oh, not again! Eating is my major issue; I can stay for almost 24 hours without eating any food and I will feel okay (even right now as I write I’m still thinking of what to eat and it’s almost 11 am—at least I’m generous enough on myself to have drunk a glass of water earlier). If I finally decide to eat, junk foods or snacks and a bottle of minerals are readily available to chow down. So, eating a balanced diet? What does that mean? I, for sure don’t know what it means. To be honest, I need every money I could make to survive the hyperinflation destroying my country (thanks to our super corrupted political system), so skipping food to save money is a good business and I am good at it. At least I could pay my ever-increasing bills and the cost of living—I need a lesson in prioritizing the essentials.   I’m a hardworking dude; I worked harder for the little income I earned monthly. I worked in the rain and the sun; I trekked for hours on daily basis to save the cost of transportation, most often on empty stomach and I felt cool with these habits. If I feel feverish, I self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs to save hospital bills. I never knew my body was keeping tabs on my shit until it told me, “Enough dude! Down you go.” Indeed, I went down, it was so surreal! My strength left me completely, I could not walk, could not eat (when it dawned on me, I desperately have to eat quickly), and even my voice sounded like the voice of a stranger talking in me. It was not funny at all but terrifying! I have heard about people collapsing, now I experienced it thrice! It was as if someone cast a spell on me. Everybody’s face around me turned to double, darkness clouded my eyes and stars (what appeared like little stars) began to dazzle me, people gathered around me speaking but I could hear not a single sound! I spoke back too but could not hear the sound of my voice! This was so terrifying. All I knew at that moment was my inner voice pleading “Jesus, please save me, save me”. Jesus indeed saved me when I landed on a hospital bed, and I believe He would want me to take good healthy habits seriously. This was the worst moment of my life, and it was so terrifying. I realised that death is never far away from us, and to die is so easy. Doctors found, among others: typhoid high, malaria very high, a stomach ulcer has set in, and worst of all low blood pressure—they said no food in my blood system. Wow, I never knew not eating could be a problem. For the first time in my life, in the month of September 2022 AD, I found myself in a hospital and spent three days getting my life back. The doctor was kind and the nurses super friendly—they even force-fed me. Now, what’s most important in life than ‘LIFE’ itself? Yes, your life is the most important in life, cherish it dearly while you still have it because it does not have a duplicate. Don’t damage your health, PLEASE I BEG YOU. I know my medical case was almost a self-inflicted one and ‘trivial’, and I feel deeply sad for those with serious medical cases. The main point is ‘ANYTHING’ can kill a man! Life is so fragile. Stay healthy everyone.   (18th/12/2022)   ADMIN NOTIFICIATION:  CLICK HERE FOR MORE ARTICLES Donate to T-Writers Group. Your generous donations will help to keep this blog running effectively. Also, you will earn an ad space spot. Help encourage young writers with your donations. CLICK THE ICON BELOW



Introduction Women’s anatomy is more complex than average women know—science backs up this fact. Every woman’s body is unique in her way so each need is different, and at times could be delicate. How this delicate need is meant varies from one woman to the other. Mentor® Breast Implant caters to these special needs with sophisticated products, backed by a recall policy that guaranteed these products. Should the company detect a defect in a specific implant they will issue a recall, citing the serial number of the particular implant in need of the recall.   Breast Implant in women Nature has sculpted women’s bodies according to each woman’s genetic makeup. However, there are times science has to step in and augment through the special implant and bodily enhancement to achieve the desired results. Why these implants take place could be a matter of personal preference; more likely a matter of medical necessity—in the case of a single or double mastectomy. Breast implant occurs more often than other implants in women. It is a surgical procedure performed on women to augment the natural breast or simply to replace it. Reasons for this procedure differ. It could be due to medical necessity or just bodily enhancement. What is a breast implant? A breast implant is a prosthesis (a device) that is used to change a person’s breast (size, shape, contour etc.) it is used to enlarge the appearance of the breast—majorly used in women. Breast implant occurs more than other cosmetic implants in women. The procedure is technically called breast augmentation or mammoplasty, which is augmenting a woman’s breast with implants. The reasons could be any or a couple of the following: Correction of surgery: Surgery could leave the woman’s breasts out of proportion. Surgery such as mastectomy (total removal of the breast due to cancer) can leave a woman without natural breasts. A need for breast augmentation with implants can be used to correct this body contour and give the breasts a natural look. Need for bigger breasts: Some women undergo a surgical procedure to have breast implants to increase the size of their natural breasts. Self-image: It is a known fact that most women, if not all women attached importance to how they look (especially to certain parts of their body). Some opted for breast implants to boost their self-confidence regarding the shape, size and contour of their breasts. Weight loss: Losing weight could reduce the size, shape and contour of a woman’s breasts considerably or make them saggy. So, some of these women opted for implants to reshape and resize their breasts to their desired form. Ageing breasts: Women will age, just like everyone else and likewise their breasts. Some women in this category opted for implants to mould their ageing breasts into looking youthful. After pregnancy: Childbirth will impart the size, shape and contour of a woman’s breasts. Some of them who felt the need to correct their breasts opted for implants after childbirth. Risks to breast implants Like many surgical procedures, there are risks involved in breast implants. Breast augmentation risks include: Breast pain Chest pain; breast infection; sensation in the breasts and nipples Possibility of implant rupture or leakage Capsular contracture (scar tissue that affects the shape of the implant) Most of these risks will need further surgery to either correct, remove or replace the implants. Facts about breast implants Breast implants would never prevent your breasts from sagging. A breast lift can be recommended to augment breast implants. Breast implants will not last a lifetime. The medium life span of a breast implant is 10 years. No matter whether the implants or breasts lift, a woman’s breasts will continue to age. Weight gain and weight loss too will affect the breasts’ size, shape and contour. Breastfeeding could become very difficult after breast implant. A breast implant is quite expensive. Insurance companies do not cover breasts implant because it is cosmetic surgery, except in the case of medical purposes such as mastectomy. More surgeries will be required after an implant to either remove, correct or replace it. Screening for rupture or leakage is highly recommended. Implants such as silicone need routine MRI to check for rupture. Mentor® Breast Implant This is part of the Johnson & Johnson group of companies founded in 1969. The company is into breast aesthetics. It has been a producer of serialized breast implants, producing high-quality, science-based, long-lasting implants for women’s breasts. Mentor® Products are:    Mentor® MemoryGel® Breast Implants Mentor® CPGTM Gel Breast Implants Mentor® SPECTRUMTM Adjustable Saline Breast Implants Mentor® Saline Breast Implants IMPLANT SERIAL NUMBER RECALL Products can fail, either instantly or over the years. Mentor® offers protection for their products such as: Free lifetime replacement if your implant rupture. Up to €1000, financial assistance to cover part of your surgical expenses should your implant rupture. Mentor® will replace the product free in case of capsular contracture, double capsule and late-stage seroma. Mentor® will provide a free contralateral implant if your surgeon required it. Mentor® will automatically enrol you in the Mentor® Promise Protection Plan. Implant recall could happen. It happened on 30th September 2021. Health Canada initiated the Mentor® Breast Implant serial number recall with the product serialized RA-76671. Mentor® recalled the product because of a structural defect that caused deflation. Should you ever get a recall it is recommended that you contact Mentor® for the details required to make a claim. Conclusion: Mentor® Breast Implant serial recall is the medical recall of a product due to likely structural default. FAQ What should I do if my implant is ruptured? Ans: Contact your surgeon and book an emergency appointment. The surgeon will give you the best advice. Can I claim benefits for my ruptured implant? Ans: Contact Mentor® and lay your complaint to get the best options.   PLEASE MAKE A DONATION:


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