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Persistent Post-Treatment (Apical) Periodontitis. by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Wed 17 Aug 2011 11:36am When endodontically treating a tooth experiencing symptoms to percussion, that is symptomatic apical periodontitis or acute apical abscess, it is reasonable and normal to expect those symptoms to persist a few days following treatment. I make it a point to explain to patients that this sensitivity is emanating from the periodontal ligament ... Read on »
4th Canal on Maxillary Molar by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:02pm This root canal was completed 2 months ago. The patient continued to report pain with no relief. The dentist had also recently worked on #2, placing an occlusal restoration. My examination found #2 & #3 both very sensitive to percussion, normal probings and lingering pain to cold on #2. Since both teeth were very sensitive, the diagnosti ... Read on »
Evaluation of #2 for Retreatment, CBCT Revisited. by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Thu 07 Jul 2011 1:34pm I want to thank Dr. Hales for the introduction and for inviting me to contribute here on the Endoblog. I've been following and learning from the Endoblog for some time. It's my hope that I can not only share some of my knowledge, but also receive some valuable feedback from others who read this blog with other experiences and points of view. ... Read on »
Mouth Breathing: Nothing to Laugh At by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 7:01am “Mouth breather” is an insult that’s been around for years as a way of calling someone stupid . But mouth breathing itself is a dental and medical concern – whether a habit developed from poor orofacial function or from allergies or sinus problems, swollen adenoids or tonsils, or other issues that can make breathing difficult. In this light, m ... Read on »
Chronic TMJ Pain and Stress by Steve Levitt Medical Doctor Posted Mon 15 Sep 2008 6:37pm Chronic TMJ Pain and Stress A 21-year-old white female was experiencing chronic facial pain and clicking in the left TM joint that made chewing difficult. Her doctor thought that orthodontic treatment was necessary, even thought the patient had no specific concerns about the appearance or functioning of her teeth. The problem had been present for ... Read on »
New Left Bundle Branch Block is a poor indicator of coronary occlusion by Stephen Smith Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 11:19am Case 1: A 55 yo male with a history of hypertension but no MI or CHF presented with 5 days of progressive dyspnea without chest pain. Here is his ECG There is sinus tachycardia with left bundle branch block (LBBB). A previous ECG from one year prior was normal without LBBB. According to the ACC and AHA, new LBBB in the presence of is ... Read on »
Adjusting to Altitude: What to eat when visiting, vacationing or living in the Mountains by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:16pm Every year thousands of individual head to the mountains and varying elevations for ski trips, hiking excursions, retreats or vacation home living. Often accompanying these trips are symptoms of altitude adjustment or altitude sickness. From headaches, dehydration, loss of appetite, nose bleeds, shortness of breath, general fatigue ... Read on »
Adjusting ARM’s and reduced home equity placing medical bills second in line by Vantage Clinical Solutions Physical TherapistHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 2:01am In this article  published in the Wall Street Journal online, the issue is addressed whereby the housing crisis is impacting the ability for Americans to pay their medical bills.  This has been in the works for some time now, and with many ARM’s readjusting and the amount of equity in Americans’ homes seriously deflated, medical bills are piling ... Read on »
A Good Support Pillow Will Help you Hold your Chiropractor Adjustment! by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 01 Aug 2009 10:25pm The key with your chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is getting it to hold so pressure stays off of your nerves and pain doesn’t return. For all of you who have been to the chiropractor this is why it takes a certain number of treatments to get you completely better. In some cases when an injury just takes place 1 or 2 adjustments may ... Read on »
Adjustments : Surrender by Peter A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 26 Dec 2009 12:00am  A major benefit of studying with an experienced & knowledgeable teacher is being the recipient of physical adjustments in asana. Adjustments can bring up a slew of things : sensation , resistance , fear , anger , neediness (  As in , why didn't I get adjusted today ? )  & even lawsuits.  I view them as vehicles of exploration ... Read on »