Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood.
Rhinoplasty is another name for a surgical procedure often called a nose job by its proponents. It is one of the five most popular cosmetic surgeries done across the country. In this procedure, the shape and size of the nose are corrected to make the nose appear more beautiful or to improve the breathing. When done for purely cosmetic reasons, this is normally a self-pay procedure, but when done for medical reasons, it may be covered by one’s medical insurance.
While you may have heard a variety of stories from friends and coworkers who have had their wisdom teeth removed, you may be filled with dread at the thought of having to go through it yourself. This is actually a very common procedure and usually is accomplished without any major problems. Thanks to modern dental knowledge and anesthesia, the procedure itself should be generally painless, and recovery should only take a day or two before you feel as if you are just about back to normal. Check out the answers to some of the most common questions about wisdom teeth extractions below.
You may need to have a tooth extracted for a number of reasons such as decay, injury, or as part of orthodontic treatment. Whatever the reason, you will most likely be referred to an oral and facial surgeon who will remove your tooth in the office using an anesthetic that is appropriate for your procedure.
TMJ disorder, also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is known to cause excessive pain to jaw bones and a significant amount of overall discomfort when using the muscles that control jaw movement. This disorder is much more common than most people are aware of and is actually frequently used as an explanation for why an individual is experiencing constant headaches or neck and shoulder pain.
While finding out for sure whether or not you have TMJ disorder requires a consultation from a certified professional, there are a few things that you can look for to find out whether or not you may have it. Here is a look at a few things that may be pointing to the fact that you have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Continue reading →
Many people think that having your wisdom teeth removed is something that is basically required at some point in your life. This is not, however, always the case. Many individuals can get away with not having their wisdom teeth removed if they are positioned in a way that allows for proper biting with the surrounding teeth.
At the same time, there are many cases where wisdom teeth removal is required to maintain the health and positioning of the rest of the teeth. Here’s a look at five signs that you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed by a dentist. Continue reading →
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