Archive for November, 2014
There is no question, that there can be anxiety when we go in to see a doctor and they have us sign a consent form prior to a procedure. The way this is presented can have a dramatic effect on how we perceive the process. I never want to “candy-coat” the fact that risks are […]
Epinephrine (or adrenaline) is used along with local anesthetics because it increases the duration of effectiveness, decreases blood loss, and reduces the systemic toxicity of anesthetic drugs by localizing them. Epinephrine can cause systemic problems for some individuals.
TERMS FOR DISCOMFORT
Pain control is a key part of the training of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The list below is medical terms we use to describe or qualify discomfort. I thought they might be interesting and give a couple of “words with friends” additions.
PEARLS OF WISDOM: TOPICAL FLUORIDE
Topical fluoride gel is available over-the-counter without a prescription at your pharmacy. We often use it with kids that are in orthodontic care to try to give some extra strengthening to the tooth structure and to rebuild tooth structure that might be adversely affected by debris on the teeth.