Day: May 14, 2017

What is an Oseous Surgery and Why is it Performed?

Osseous surgery is a type of operation performed on the bone and overlying tissues of the teeth to purposely correct the teeth or gums in the mouth so as to enable the teeth lie in good shape by holding them together.

Aims of performing osseous surgery

The surgery is done to eliminate an infected or necrotic bone. It helps in reconstructing the bones in to a perfect shape. It is also done to treat various types of periodontal diseases such as gum diseases and is effective when performing an implant procedure.

Osseous surgery is used as a preventive measure of reducing pockets by eliminating the affected teeth. It helps in restoring the alveolar bone and also anticipating rising local factors of the teeth. The surgery also enables one to effectively place mechanical barriers on teeth that have defects and also give a new attachment apparatus by reconstructing the periodontal unit.

Deep vertical defects can be corrected through this kind of surgery too. The defects that are often on the molars can be corrected by removing the bone on the molar furcation area. It facilitates the treatment of loss of bones around the teeth area which make them weak.

This surgery is performed to help achieve good scaling and also plans for a good root system of the affected tooth. Since there is no instrument that can do that better, the surgery remains an effective way.

Weak teeth are supported by the roots through this operation. The process enables the teeth to hold firmly for some time. It is mostly performed on the mandibular premolar area.

Osseous surgery also reconstructs deep invasions of the upper and lower molars on the buccals or the linguals. They help rebuild attachment apparatus in the furcation area for easy maintenance.

It is however important to note that one should undergo periodontal therapy to determine whether the surgery will be effective. After the surgery, high standards of hygiene should also be observed to prevent chances of contracting any disease. When proper hygiene is not observed it becomes easy for an infection to occur.

This surgery can also help replace decided teeth. They are carefully removed then replaced with a layer of new, strong and well shaped teeth.

It is also important to note that bleeding and swelling may occur after the surgery has been conducted but can be easily easily by placing an ice pack on the outside of the affected area. In cases where the bleeding and swelling is in excess it is advised that you seek medical attention because the infection may be severe.

There should be no cause for alarm when your teeth react to hot or cold drinks since after this treatment, the teeth become so sensitive making the roots to develop cavities. Always remember that osseous surgery can never be performed in areas where the bones have been lost horizontally. The procedure should also not be performed in esthetic areas because it creates space in between the teeth, resulting to a …

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Health Diet – Eating Correctly to Assist in the Repair of Liver Damage

Be it through a illness [hepatitis], certain medication or self abuse [excess alcohol intake] some of the damage to your liver can be reversed with the help of a correct diet, pre-existing treatments and some self control. The liver has the capacity to ‘fix’ itself [it can regenerate itself from as little as 25% of original and healthy tissue] and with a change to our diet we can assist the damaged liver in its repair process.

Liver function test

This is a blood test, taken to determine the amount of dysfunction or damage to a liver. this blood is tested for certain enzymes [usually present at a certain level], these will be higher than the norm if there is damage to the liver. This is caused by the enzyme ‘leaking’ out of the damaged liver cells into the bloodstream. I could go on in depth but for the lay person this is probably enough information.

Foods for Liver Repair

Remember that a healthy balanced diet will not only assist the liver but will leave you with a sense of health and wellness.

1) Proteins – the most important food source as it helps with the repair of all body tissue [including the liver cells], prevents the buildup of fats in the liver cells and assists in preventing further damage to the liver cells. A few examples of foods rich in protein: poultry, certain fish [salmon, flounder etc], lamb, oats and certain cheeses to name but a few.

2) Carbohydrates [stored as glycogen] – Generally patients with any form of liver damage do not store enough glycogen [the body’s main source of stored energy]. It is advised to increase the amount of carbo’s at this time as it could be to the patients advantage. Good carbo’s include banana’s, cereals, whole grains, apples, pasta and squash.

3) Sodium/salt – due to the retention qualities of sodium, it is advised that the intake of this be reduced. This would also be beneficial in helping the liver repair itself.

Natural treatments for liver repair

There are two well know plants that will assist with self-repair

* Silybum marianum [Milk Thistle]
* Taraxacum officinale [Dandelion]

Silybum marianum [Milk Thistle]

This plant has been used to assist with a number of disorders over the centuries, it is known that it is beneficial in the treatment of hepatitis and jaundice. The plant contains silymarin which acts as both a anti-inflammatory and a antioxidant, thus aiding the liver in the reduction of tissue inflammation and the eliminating of toxins. There is a belief that it can also counteract the effects of damage due to excessive alcohol consumption.

Taraxacum officinale [Dandelion]

A very useful plant containing many of the vitamins needed for cell repair and general health [vitamin C, B-1 (thiamin), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3 (niacin), B-5 (pantothenic acid), B-6 (pyridoxine), Folate, B-12,vitamin A, vitamin E]. This list of ‘B’ vitamins are very beneficial for normal liver functions like the production of bile [aids in the digestion of fats] and …

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