Allergic Angioneurotic Edema

Angioedema is an area of swelling of the lower layer of the skin and tissue just under the skin or mucous membrane. Occur in face, tounge, larynx, abdomen or arms and legs. It can be life threatening if swelling causes tongue / throat to block the airway. Immediate management starts with antihistamine medication (in case of allergic angioneurotic edema). Are there any warning signs of attack? Attacks are unpredictable and may warn you with irritability, anxiety, extreme fatigue, rash or irritating sensation of skin with beginning of swelling.   Is it life threatening? If it affects laryngeal tissues and results in swelling in throat, can be life threatening if breathing is obstructed.   How to differentiate it from tooth related odontogenic infections? Odontogenic infections are always cau ...

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Halitosis(Bad Breath)

Halitosis(Bad Breath) Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath and refers to an unpleasant odor emanating from the mouth, or sometimes even from the nasal passages Causes of  Bad breath Intra oral causes Dental cavities with food impaction and stagnation Extraction wound filled with a blood clot Food impaction in large interdental areas Dentures not regularly cleaned Gum Infections Dry Mouth Medical Causes Sinus infections Infections of lungs Throat infections Stomach problems:constipation,stomach ulcers ,acid reflex Diabetes Liver or Kidney Disease Non-medical causes Mouth breathing Morning Breath Smoking Consumable Halitosis Causes Foods like garlic and onions Foods like fish,cheese,and coffee Symptoms of bad breath Bad breath smell Bad taste Dry mouth Coating on the tongue Treatment ...

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Jaw Corrections at Kamala Dental Specialty Hospital

    Orthognathic Surgery /Jaw Surgery There are many people with skeletal deformities either in the upper jaw or lower jaw or both. It is assessed 3-dimensionally and a Maxillofacial Surgeon along with his team perform Orthognathic Surgery to correct the jaws. Once done the patient’s face changes dramatically with improvement in chewing, speaking and breathing. How long does a jaw surgery take? Length of a case depends on how difficult the case is. It takes around 1-2 hours in one jaw. If surgery involves multiple procedures, can take up to 5 hours. How long it takes to recover from a jaw surgery? Usually it takes 1-2 weeks to recover. You may feel tired after surgery, but with proper nutrition and rest the patient will recover very soon.   What can we eat after jaw surgery? Food ...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal and why do I need root canal treatment? Endodontic (root canal) treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterward, the tooth is resto ...

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Importance Of Dental Cleaning

Have you had a teeth cleaning this year? Professional dental cleanings aren’t just for keeping your smile bright; they can have a significant impact on your general health. Insufficient oral hygiene has been linked to several serious illnesses. Associated medical and dental issues include bone loss, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancers, and many other problems. Brushing and flossing at home are essential, but to ensure teeth are healthy and thoroughly clean, you should schedule regular check-ups with your dentist and annual dental cleanings with your dental hygienist. Here are Six reasons professional cleanings are so important. Your dental hygienist can remove most of the stains that dull and discolour your teeth, so you’ll be left with a brighter, whiter smile. Having your teeth clea ...

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