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Hypergranulation And Oral Piercings: How To Prevent It And What To Do Should It Happen To You

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cosmetic piercings of the oral cavity, which include those through the lips, tongue and upper chin, are a popular option for individuals wishing to go beyond traditional ear piercing. However, piercings involving the mouth are much more sensitive than ear piercings, and they can occasionally cause medical complications. One of these problems is hypergranulation, an abnormal accumulation of tissues around the site of the piercing. Here is more information about hypergranulation, how you can prevent it, and what to do if it develops: Hypergranulation – an introduction Hypergranulation occurs when an overabundance of granulomas, which are benign tissue growths, interfere with the normal healing process of injured tissues. Hypergranulation is easy to recognize, as it possesses distinctive characteristics. If the wound at the site of your oral piercing shows the following characteristics, you probably are experiencing hypergranulation: Raised or...

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When Your Child Knocks A Tooth Out: A Guide For The Panicking Parent

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s a nightmare you only truly understand after you’re a parent: your child runs up to you with a stunned look and a toothless smile, and says “look, my tooth got knocked out!” Children are used to loosing teeth (after all, they lose all 20 baby teeth between the ages of 6 and 12), so they don’t always panic when an adult tooth gets knocked out. They simply don’t realize what a big deal this is—but you do! Should you ever find yourself in this situation, it’s important to know what to do with your bleeding child and with his or her tooth. First of all, take a deep breath, and don’t panic. According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year, so you’re not alone. Many of these teeth are...

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