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Old 19th September 2010, 22:09   #556
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Hi fellow BHPians. My area of specialization is Ophthalmology, so if anyone has a qurey, you are most welcome.

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Is their a way to permanently regain whiteness of teeth and then maintain the whiteness from then on. Or are all treatments temporary?
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A naive query to begin with. Is it possible to reduce the 'numbers' that one has. I work in the IT field and have to stare at the screen for long duration quite regularly. I wear glasses which have 3.7 in one eye and around 1.5 in another.
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Is their a way to permanently regain whiteness of teeth and then maintain the whiteness from then on. Or are all treatments temporary?
Whitening the teeth, or bleaching, is not a permanent treatment. The natural colour of the teeth returns in a few months/years. A permanent/long-lasting method of whitening teeth, esp. which are severely discoloured, would be to place ceramic veneers or crowns on them.
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Is their a way to permanently regain whiteness of teeth and then maintain the whiteness from then on. Or are all treatments temporary?
Nope. You can bleach them. Office bleach using UV light will make them retain their whiteness for a year or so depending on your diet.

Home bleach is useless in my opinion.

No matter what you do, the teeth will return to their original colour. As you age, teeth do get progressively yellower. If you are fair skinned, your teeth are more yellowish and if you are dark skinned, then they are more whiter. That's a genetic trait.

EDIT: didn't see your reply SS when i posted.

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hi frank,
its sad to see a baby go by when there were things u could do , also it hurts more when u feel they might be turning around.
i can fully understand why u shared and u should , it makes it easier on our ownself.
we have a baby due for a transplant , 2 months old, suddenly went bad , put on vent since 22 days now, proognosis is very poor, parents are finished with their money , they are from iraq, euthanasia is illegal. here we are , with the boundries blurring between ethics,morality,humanity and practicality. this is where we are stuck ever so often .
money and health should have never been mixed.

but find solace in doing ur best in the patients benefit even if they are unable to see whats good for them , as they look through emotion tainted glasses.

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Old 22nd September 2010, 20:27   #562
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hi, i am a prosthodontist ( a dentist who is specialised for placement of artificial teeth) by profession. would love to answer any queries .

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hi, i am a prosthodontist ( a dentist who is specialised for placement of artificial teeth) by profession. would love to answer any queries .

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welcome doc. interesting ID you used here
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Hi All,

Can anyone suggest me the treatments for ovary cysts. My wife is suffering because of that and now is taking Birth control pills and Glucophage. Can the cyst be cured permanantly? Do we have any alternative options to try?
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Can anyone suggest me the treatments for ovary cysts. My wife is suffering because of that and now is taking Birth control pills and Glucophage. Can the cyst be cured permanantly? Do we have any alternative options to try?

Not a doctor.
But if the doc has prescribed Glucophage (Metformin), then he's probably diagnosed Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, not just plain ovary cyst.
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Not a doctor.
But if the doc has prescribed Glucophage (Metformin), then he's probably diagnosed Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, not just plain ovary cyst.
what is the difference? Can this be cured or have to take medicines forever?
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If your wife's taking OCPs and Metformin, that pretty much is the routine management of PCOS (u can google it up- Polycystic Ovarian syndrome), nothing much to worry, Keep your wife's scans upto date, and regularly follow up. IN case you are thinking of a baby, you need a series of investigations prior to pregnancy. If its only a few ovarian cysts there is a chance they'll get resorbed in the body itself without any long term sequalae
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^^We do consider having another baby but not for another 2 years. My primary concern is my wife's health and she does suffer from significant pain. Is pain killers recommended for pcos?
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Just the doc I was looking for.
Here goes my story:

It was, I believe in the year 1993. I was playing Holi and I fell face first on a concrete floor and one of my front teeth broke in half.
I went to a local dentist who told me that he could put a "Cap" on the remaining half which would close the issue but I had to go to him for a week to "clean" the cavity first.
I went for 3 days and then stopped going to him.
I have never had any sort of pain/numbness/sensation in that half tooth till date.
About 3 years ago, when I was eating chicken, another piece of that "half tooth" came out painlessly.
For the past month, I can feel another piece which is lodged in my gum shaking slightly, again no pain at all.
I was wondering if it was harmful to leave it as it is and if yes, what is the remedy and the approximate cost for the same.
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Just the doc I was looking for.
Here goes my story:

It was, I believe in the year 1993. I was playing Holi and I fell face first on a concrete floor and one of my front teeth broke in half.
I went to a local dentist who told me that he could put a "Cap" on the remaining half which would close the issue but I had to go to him for a week to "clean" the cavity first.
I went for 3 days and then stopped going to him.
I have never had any sort of pain/numbness/sensation in that half tooth till date.
About 3 years ago, when I was eating chicken, another piece of that "half tooth" came out painlessly.
For the past month, I can feel another piece which is lodged in my gum shaking slightly, again no pain at all.
I was wondering if it was harmful to leave it as it is and if yes, what is the remedy and the approximate cost for the same.
see what i understand from your description is that you left a root canal treatment unfinished. such teeth may not give pain or trouble for a long time but they are a potential focus of infection and may lead to internal damage to neighbouring teeth as well.
now, that you have only the root remaining, and that too is mobile, i would suggest extraction of the root followed by replacement with a bridge or implant.
cost will vary widely depending upon the dentist you are going to.. a bridge should be around 10,000 and implant may be from 20-40K.

fell free for any other query..
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