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Orange County Rapid COVID-19 Testing

 If you think you may have COVID-19, the most important thing to do is to isolate yourself from others and contact your healthcare provider about testing and care. Most people will have a mild illness (or even no illness) and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested. If testing is recommended, there are many FREE resources available and your provider should direct you to a location served by your health plan. If you do not have insurance, there are also many locations available for FREE testing.

There are three kinds of tests for for COVID-19: PCR/viral tests and serology/antibody tests.

  • A PCR or molecular test tells you if you have a current infection. It is taken with a swab in the mouth, nose, or throat.
  • An antigen test is a newer COVID-19 test that tells if you have a current infection. It is taken with a nasal or throat swab.
  • An antibody (serology) test does NOT tell you if you are infected currently. It only tells you if you had a previous infection and currently is not recommended for individual use. It is done through a needle or fingerstick to get a blood sample.

For more information on the different types of tests visit HERE.

Resources on this page are for PCR/viral tests or antigen testing for COVID-19 in Orange County.

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Who Should Get Tested?

People with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested.  The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Primary symptoms may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Other symptoms may include:  fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

People without symptoms (asymptomatic) who meet the following Public Health criteria:

  • Workers in congregate living settings such as skilled nursing facilities, jails, or homeless shelters.
  • Healthcare workers and first responders.
  • Individuals with close contact (15 minutes or more within 6 feet) to someone known or suspected to have COVID-19
  • Essential workers – those with contact with the public such as grocery store workers, social service providers, government workers, etc.

Clearance from Isolation and Return to Work for Persons with Confirmed COVID-19 Infection

Persons with confirmed COVID-19 infection can have isolation precautions discontinued when their illness improves by three criteria:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since the last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms have improved.

CDC no longer recommends the test-based strategy to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except for rare exceptions.

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Orange County

There are more than 50 testing locations in Orange County offering free testing to most or all eligible people, and many more through individual healthcare providers. Click here for a current list of most sites.

Where Can I Get Tested?

Ask your  healthcare provider about testing. If you have health insurance, contact your healthcare provider about FREE testing and care. If you do not know how to reach your healthcare provider, call the customer service number on your insurance card, or click here to view websites of major healthcare providers in Orange County.

 

The following types of testing sites are available:

  • Drive Thru Testing Clinics, Urgent Cares, and Labs. Many locations are now available for testing. They will utilize your health insurance with NO COPAY, and some - for example, CVS - will provide FREE testing  for people without insurance. Contact them first to verify any costs and to make an appointment.
     
  • OC COVID-19 Testing Network for those with Symptoms. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or someone in your household has COVID-19, and you cannot get a test though your healthcare provider, you can get a FREE medical assessment (check-up) and a test through the OC COVID-19 Testing Network. These are community health centers that offer testing and care, even if you don’t have health insurance.
     
  • OC COVID-19 Testing Super Sites for those with symptoms or meet other California Department of Public Health (CDPH) criteria. These sites offer appointment-based drive-thru COVID-19 testing for individuals who cannot get a test through their medical provider and have symptoms or meet CDPH criteria such as being a healthcare worker, first responder, and other essential worker; or had close contact to someone with COVID-19.
     

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Rapid COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test

 Rapid COVID-19 Kit: Immunodiagnostic procedure for the detection of Coronavirus at home in 15 minutes.

Coronavirus is spreading continually across the world. Research-based companies are using different screening methods to screen suspected COVID-19 individuals. RT PCR technique is being used, which gives the results in3 -4 hours. Because of an unprecedented increase in the number of cases, the technique is not helping the cause. Most countries are relying on rapid testing technologies for COVID-19, which can provide results in just 15 minutes. And it is easy to use, portability is some of the features associated with rapid testing technologies. Rapid kits can also be deployed in hotspot areas of the country to screen asymptomatic as well as symptomatic patients to control the spread of this respiratory virus.

Rapid tests are also known as prick-based tests. These tests need not be conducted in laboratories. The presence of the antibodies pertaining to the Coronavirus can be easily detected with the help of Rapid COVID-19 Tests OC. Most of these kits are based on the IgG and IgM antibodies. The presence of these specific antibodies can help to detect whether Coronavirus infected the patient earlier or recently, the individual came in contact with COVID-19 infected individual.

Rapid COVID-19 kits are easy to use. The kits can be easily used at home by using a simple pricking needle, which is usually provided with the kit. Blood from the fingertip can be easily drawn with the help of this needle. The blood withdrawn can be put into the test cassette having the markings for the antibodies for IgG and IgM. Samples testing positive for IgG antibodies and IgM antibodies will show easily demarcated colors, which can be used to differentiate between positive and negative results. Serving as an internal control, one color line will always appear, which will indicate that the proper amount of specimen and sample has been added to the test cassette.

The results can be interpreted as follows:

IgM positive: An indication of primary COVID-19 infection.

IgG and IgM positive: An indication of secondary COVID-19 infection.

IgG positive: Indication of any past COVID-19 infection.

Negative: No infection of Coronavirus.

Invalid: Failure to detect the sample.

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Rapid testing kits for home are available on the websites of top diagnostic companies. Most of the COVID-19 rapid test kits are accredited by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). These kits also can speed up the process of screening symptomatic as well as asymptomatic patients. So the most pronounced advantage of Rapid COVID-19 kits is that they can be deployed directly at the point of the care in hospitals and anywhere in the country where emergency conditions have advanced.

Rapid COVID-19 Test OC can also detect the presence of antibodies that released to the pathogenic virus. These kits can detect the presence of SARS-COV-2 qualitatively. Early detection of the Coronavirus can help the government authorities and health agencies to halt the spread of Coronavirus within communities.

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Coronavirus in Orange County | Orange County Covid Testing 

 THERE’S STILL MUCH to learn about the disease that has killed thousands of people and is changing life as we know it during this pandemic. But we do know some important basics about COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus—SARS-CoV-2—that causes it.

Coronaviruses are a large family, but only seven of its members infect humans. Four types cause minor illnesses like the common cold, while other coronaviruses have triggered far more devastating impacts such as SARS, MERS, and now COVID-19. Coronaviruses can be zoonotic, meaning they jump from animals to humans. Like its relatives, COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory disease that starts in the lungs, causing pneumonia-like symptoms, but can also cast a storm across the entire body.

The virus primarily spreads through small respiratory droplets.

Like other respiratory diseases, COVID-19 OC spreads through small droplets—saliva or mucus—that an infected person expels when they cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can travel three to six feet and remain infectious for anywhere from four to 48 hours, depending on the surface. (The virus may also spread via accidental consumption of fecal matter or aerosols, tiny particles that are mostly a concern in clinical settings.)

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40,000

droplets

3,000

600

Sneezing

Coughing

Talking

droplets

per minute

On surfaces, it lives longer.

You can protect yourself from catching the virus by staying six feet away from others and washing your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds. Disinfectants that are at least 60 percent alcohol by volume can also kill the virus on plastic and stainless steel surfaces.

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72 hours

24

Plastic and

stainless steel

4

Cardboard

Copper

Coronaviruses get their name from their spiky structure.

Like other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 is spherical with spike proteins that look a bit like a corona, or crown.

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Spike

protein

RNA, the virus genetic material

Those spikes help the virus latch onto cells where it can invade.

Once a virus enters the human body through the eyes, mouth, or nose, it looks for cells with its favorite doorways—proteins called receptors. If the virus finds a compatible receptor, it can invade and start replicating itself. For SARS-CoV-2, that receptor is found in lung cells and the gut.

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To gain access to the cell the virus binds to the receptor.

Once inside, the genetic material of the virus, or RNA, is released.

The infected cell reads the RNA and begins making proteins that will keep the immune system at bay.

Viral

proteins

As the infection progresses, these new proteins form copies of the virus.

New copies of the virus are assembled and carried to the outer edges of the cell, then go on to infect other host cells.

Age seems to factor into the severity of the disease.

Currently, children with COVID-19 may be less likely to require intensive care and also have lower fatality rates than adults. The difference in severity is not yet fully understood.

There isn’t a single diagnostic symptom, but some are more common.

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87.9%

Fever

67.7

Dry cough

38.1

Fatigue

33.4

Phlegm production

18.6

Shortness of breath

14.8

Muscle and joint pain

People with chronic conditions have a higher mortality rate.

COVID-19 poses a particularly serious threat to people with underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.

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10.5%

Cardiovascular disease

7.3

Diabetes

6.3

Chronic lung disease

6

High blood pressure

5.6

Cancer

0.9

No condition

Testing is done to diagnose the presence of the virus.

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Swab samples taken from the nose or mouth are tested for the virus’s genetic material. Researchers are also developing protocols for tests using blood samples.

It could take at least one year before a vaccine is ready for public use.

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To develop immunity, vaccines may contain killed or weakened viruses, viral proteins, or viral genetic material. The best strategy to use against SARS-CoV-2 is yet to be determined.

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Covid-19

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COVID-19: Stages and Treatment

COVID-19 can be cured at home if necessary restrictions and guidelines are followed. It depends on the extent the disease has spread in one’s body that influences the decision of whether one should self-quarantine at home or get admitted to a hospital. If you feel that your body is showing severe corona-virus symptoms such as regular coughing episodes leading to shortness of breath, muscle aches and tiredness, it is necessary to get admitted in the hospital as doctors in the hospital will provide you necessary advanced treatment and facilities that can’t be acquired at home.

If your condition is serious, the doctors will want to run a few tests to understand the extent of the spread of the virus in the body. Initially, the possible things that doctors in the hospital will do are:

 

  • Level of oxygen in your blood will be checked with a clip-on finger monitor
  • Chest X-ray or CT scan
  • COVID-19 test which involves putting a cotton swab at the far-end of your throat and both sides of the nose.

 

If your condition seems to deteriorate, you may be provided with extra oxygen through your nostrils via tubes. The doctors keep a keen watch on your breathing pattern and monitor the spread of the virus in the lungs, to heal them, and make them capable enough to produce oxygen again on their own. Patients having severe COVID-19 infections are thoroughly monitored by doctors and are given proper anti-viral medications for the same. Doctors may also advise you to keep a check on your respiratory hygiene practices or guide you to follow special quarantine guidelines to reduce the virus and curb its spread.

Coronavirus can actually be characterized into various stages based on the severity of the symptoms and the condition of the patient. Accordingly, doctors in hospitals provide appropriate individualized treatment based on the patient’s condition. These stages are precisely characterized by the type of biological contact of the people with the virus.

The initial phase is when the person has a slight infection and shows mild symptoms like cold or flu. It is during this stage that the virus multiplies rapidly in the infected person’s body. In this early stage, doctors may suggest you undergo ‘Convalescent plasma treatment’ i.e. plasma from the already recovered patients is transferred to the patients to reduce the viral infection, thus speeding the recovery.

The next stage is when the virus has attacked the immune system thus disabling its efficient functioning. This phase also called the pulmonary phase results in the formation of blood clots and respiratory conditions like shortness of breath, intense coughing feats, etc. At the stage, doctors suggest the use of tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), which helps in the breaking of blood clots.

Next stage i.e. the hyperinflammatory phase is when increased virus in the immune-system starts causing injuries to kidney and heart. This is a risky stage and can be fatal. During this time, doctors suggest anti-inflammatory medications like corticosteroids or tocilizumab. To prevent blood clots in the blood vessels and capillaries, an anti-clotting drug ‘Herpin’ is used in all the stages.

Due to these stages, doctors believe in giving personalized treatments to the patients depending on their situation. Although these are the various treatments that the doctors suggest to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the body, there is no cure to this novel coronavirus disease yet. Doctors in the hospitals, all over the globe are trying their best to provide patients with the best possible treatment to reduce the causalities.


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Covid-19

Coronavirus is said to be a novel virus i.e. it is a new strain of the virus that has not been identified before in any animal or human, leading to a lot of uncertainties regarding the effect of the virus on different people. It is observed that the COVID-19 affects different people differently; for some, it may start with coughing fits and fever, others may experience muscle aches and lack of taste, while some may even be asymptomatic.

A concrete explanation of why this novel virus has different effects on different people is not yet concluded, however, it is closely associated with the immune system of the person. It depends on how your immune system responds to the spread of the virus in your body. Once the virus enters your body, it starts replicating at an immense rate, that’s when your immunity power gets triggered and acts as a resistor to fight and stop the spread of the virus. The immunity power of each person’s body differs, resulting in varied behavior of Covid-19 infection among people.

The extent of the virus also depends on the body’s resistance against the unwelcomed virus. A person might get so sick that they need to be hospitalized, while some infected people may get cured just by following home-quarantine. There were many other strains of coronavirus that had affected mankind in the past, namely MERS-CoV, which caused infections in the Middle East, and SARS-CoV, which caused the 2003 SARS outbreak. The new COVID-19 spreads in the same way as the previous strains of coronavirus i.e. by attacking the human respiratory system causing similar symptoms as the common flu, however, this strain of the virus is much better adapted to humans beings causing a grave number of cases all over the globe.

People having poor health conditions or pre-existing health problems like heart disease, respiratory problems, diabetes or cancer are likely to get affected adversely and can have life-threating COVID-19 infections. Some people may get really sick while some people may not have any problem. There are various factors because of which COVID-19 infections affect people differently but researchers are still not able to find the core reason behind this unusual behavior.

Some researchers stated that the type of blood also affects the spread of the virus in the body cells. People having ‘Type O’ blood have a protective effect as compared to the people having ‘Type A’ blood. ‘Obesity’ to is one of the factors influencing the spread of coronavirus. However, these are just statements by the researchers and there is no substantial evidence to confirm the same. Various researches are carried out extensively to understand the prime factors responsible for coronavirus.

‘Age’ is also a factor that was highly affected by the intensity of the virus in the human body; it was observed that people above the age of 60 are at higher risk of getting coronavirus.

A robust immune response can fight the virus when your body asks for help against the infection caused by the virus. The immune response of the body can be high or low, the body should have the ability to develop the right amount of immunity at the right time to control the virus. An inappropriate immune response can lead to a reverse reaction that may end up attacking your body instead of the virus.

Worldwide, it is seen that around 80% of the people heal without any complications however, 1 out of every 6 people having coronavirus can become seriously ill which may lead to death. The condition of the person worsens if the virus in the body worsens, causing pneumonia or other infections that become difficult to cure.

As of now, there’s no substantial proof to back up the main reason of why COVID-19 affect people differently, however, following the basic hygiene practices, eating healthy food and keeping your body fit and fine, will help your body fight and kill the COVID-19 infections.

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COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 or coronavirus has created havoc all across the world and is considered to be a global pandemic. It has resulted in a nation being shut down with drastic effects on the world economies and health systems. COVID 19 testing is done to identify the coronavirus among the individuals and is mainly conducted through Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR). It helps to detect Influenza A, Influenza B, H1N1, and other antibodies produced due to the virus. Serology is another type of method used as it shows the presence of antibodies, i.e. whether the person has been infected at some point in the past, whether they show the symptoms or are asymptomatic.

The PCR test is conducted by using a swab by taking a sample of mucus from the back of the throat or a saliva sample. In the PCR test, the enzyme ‘polymerase’ is used to duplicate a segment of a patient’s DNA i.e. to create the copies. It all depends on how the DNA segment gets copied. Some viruses like SARS-COV-2 are made of RNA instead of DNA, in such a case, a process called as reverse transcription is used to convert RNA into DNA, after which the duplication process takes place. Duplication leads to the creation of copies that are then exposed to fluorescent DNA binding that shows whether there’s the presence of a virus or not. According to the scientist and researchers, this process takes approximately 4-6 hours to a day. However, this test is only valid in the first week of the disease because later the virus disappears from the throat, however, it continues to spread itself further in the body especially the lungs.

Coming to our nation, India is conducting the PCR test in two stages:

STAGE 1: testing the genetic elements commonly found in the body because of the presence of coronavirus.

STAGE 2: SARS-COV-2 specific tests that detect the presence of this virus only.

Nations affected by this virus are regularly conducting these tests with the motive to detect, cure, and minimize the presence of the virus among the citizens. Statistics show that, as of 22 April, the countries that published their testing data have on average performed a number of tests equal to only 1.2% of their population, and no country has tested samples equal to more than 13% of its population.

Testing is the key to keep track and find out the extent of the spread of the virus. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct regular tests, especially in the most affected areas to detect and avoid further cases. It helps us to identify the infected individuals and efficiently guide them to appropriate medical resources thus helping them as well as the people around. One of the important requirements is the gathering of the data. The data about the number of confirmed cases in a region is necessary to understand the growth levels of the pandemic. It is also mandatory that the government provides accurate information about the spread of the virus, detected cases, confirmed cases and deaths to the public so that they understand the gravity of the situation.

‘Social distancing’ and ‘quarantine’ are the precautions given by the government for the public to follow, however, the priority should be focussed on conducting as many tests as possible. Through a continuous chain of testing, chances are we might be able to curb this grave situation before it affects people in increased numbers or gives rise to the second wave of the pandemic. The probability that a person has had COVID-19 after a positive result from the test is less than 50%. They might show symptoms that the test must have detected or it might be because they were detected positive in the past. However, there are ample chances of people getting cured through regular precautions taken against respiratory diseases.

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Our healthcare workers have been on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 since this crisis began. We were one of the first COVID-19 Testing Clinics in Orange County to offer testing to help slow the spread of the virus in our local communities. We’re also one of the only clinics to provide testing to OC businesses to help them reopen safely.

To date we’ve tested hundreds of workers in the area and will continue to do so thanks to the hard work and determination of our healthcare heroes. The following story is told by a member of our staff, who was determined to save the day for a local childcare facility in need of COVID-19 testing.

10 DAYS OF NON-STOP CALLS

As soon as I knew we were going to be offering COVID-19 testing for businesses in Orange County, I was certain my challenging job was about to become even more of a challenge. 

 With that said, last Friday was one of the toughest days I can remember. 10 days prior (Wednesday, to be exact) I was spending the entire workday answering dozens of calls from large and small local businesses. From a childcare facility that needed COVID-19 tests for their 10 employees, to a bigger company with a PPO plan who wanted us to provide on-site antibody testing for their entire staff. The phone didn’t seem to stop ringing.

 The next 10 days were spent answering urgent calls from businesses who had a known COVID-19 case and needed us to test the rest of their staff on-site. Friday, however, began as a calmer day than what I had become accustomed to. With only a few calls from business owners who wanted more information from us. They asked things like “What do I do in the event one of my employees catches COVID-19?” and “What’s the difference between the molecular swab test and the antibody test?”.

 After a few of these types of inquiry calls, I was able to go home early for one of the first times in weeks. Unfortunately, this “calm day” wouldn’t last.

A LAST MINUTE CALL FROM AN OC BUSINESS IN NEED

At 7:06 on Friday evening, I was eating dinner when I received a call from one of our clinics. They explained to me that they had just gotten off the phone with a company in need of a high volume of tests for their entire staff.

 The next half hour was spent discussing the situation with the Vice President of Production for the company. This is when I found out the company needed tests as soon as possible for 200 employees in total.

 Immediately I contacted my team to ensure we could perform on-site testing for such a high volume of employees with short notice. Once I received the OK, I called the lab to prepare them to receive the tests, and the entire operation was set in motion.

ADMINISTERING THE TESTS & REPORTING THE RESULTS

The next day, we arrived at 9:30 am to administer the tests. The line of employees was steady over the next hour, and once the 72nd individual had been swabbed, we sent the specimens off to the lab. The company was a 24-hour operation, so we had to go back from 3-6 pm in order to test the remaining shifts.

As of today, the results have been pouring in. A few positives were reported, so those employees have been contacted and told to stay home. I then made a call to the company to discuss these results and answer any questions. Here is a timeline of the reporting process:

5:30 AM: I notified the positive employees and told them to isolate themselves from their family. I also answered any questions they had and provided a link to a website that could provide even more information about COVID-19.

Some of the employees didn’t speak English, so I needed to find an online resource that was available in different languages. I also provided a link to OC testing sites that offer drive-up testing for the employees’ family members.

6:00 AM: I had a conference call with the employer and informed them that anyone who had been working closely with (or carpooling with) the positive employees should be identified and remain at home. They could be retested in 5 days.

6:35 AM: Schedule tests for the few employees that had missed the original on-site testing at one of our four clinics.

7:15 AM: After answering more questions from the employer, I texted one of our staff members — who assisted our Medical Director and me with test swabs, reporting, and more — to be prepared for another busy day.

As you can see, this situation has put my staff and me to the test, but all of the effort required was worth it. At the end of the day, we’re helping an Orange County business stay open safely and ensuring residents don’t lose their jobs. 

 

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Can Corona virus be killed?

 

Can Corona virus be killed

The entire world is familiar with the havoc created by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and yet there is no concrete cure to this deadly virus. Since this virus has rapidly spread in most of the colder regions of the world, it has led people to believe that the virus may tend to disappear as the summer months arrive. Speculations are that this virus may wane with the increase in the temperature i.e. in the warm weather, however, there is no staunch data or proof to back up this assumption.

Usually, flu spreads during the cold winter months and tends to decrease its spread in the warm months. It is suggested that the coronavirus may be seasonal and there is hope that its spread may reduce as the temperature warms up. According to the research, it was found that there were various types of coronaviruses out of which three show the characteristics of having winter seasonality. However, one strain of the coronavirus found among patients having weak immunity systems has the tendency to grow and proliferate throughout all the seasons. Also, the fact that the virus has spread among various hot, humid regions of the world cannot be ignored.

Considering ‘coronavirus’ as a variable factor here, it can be easily explained in a way that, there may be an indirect proportionality between the coronavirus and temperature factor i.e. if the temperature increases it leads to the decrease of the spread of the virus. However, the temperature isn’t the only factor that affects the growth of the virus.

It is quite difficult to come to a conclusion regarding this topic. Scientists and researchers tried to compare it with the other pandemic outbreaks in the past. However, each flu pandemic has had its own character and they do not follow the same seasonal patterns, thus making it difficult to conclude whether high temperature will kill coronavirus. For e.g. Spanish flu outbreak was the most in the summer season as opposed to the outbreaks of other flu that are influenced by cold months.

Coronavirus comes under the family hierarchy of ‘enveloped viruses’. Since they are enveloped in an oily, greasy layer scientifically known as ‘lipid bilayer’, that freezes and hardens in the cool temperatures, it protects the virus thus keeping it alive for a longer time. However, chances are that this process won’t happen in places having higher temperatures, thus making it possible that the virus may diminish in hotter temperature.

Climate and temperature are of course some of the important factors because they decide the stability of the virus outside in the air once it is expelled from the person in the form of mucus i.e. while talking, sneezing or coughing. If the climate is such that it supports the stability of the exposed virus, the virus will spread rapidly. However, environmental factors are not the only factors responsible for the spread. It is the people who are the primary carriers of the virus. Thus, the temperature of the person’s body to affects the virus to some extent. People should avoid coming in contact with each other because that only is the most probable solution to stop the transmission of the disease.

However, it is a fact that there isn’t ample evidence to prove that whether warm weather really kills this coronavirus strain. As various regions of the world show dynamic humidity levels, it is difficult to create every possible weather in the lab to see its effect on the virus. Also, sometimes maybe the weather change is not the influencing factor but the strain of the virus may change due to some specific weather. Scientists have studied the real-world cases, still, there is no data to back up this statement. Most types of flu tend to stop spreading in summer; however, COVID-19 did spread in the regions of Iraq and Australia in-spite of warm weather conditions.

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THE PROS AND CONS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

THE PROS AND CONS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

  Root canal treatment near me is a procedure to preserve the tooth from decay. The process involves the removing of infected pulp and nerves. The method of root canal treatment includes careful cleaning inside the tooth. The root canal is a term that is used to describe the natural cavity that lies within the centre of the tooth. Post the cleaning process the inside of the tooth is sealed packed and sealed with a rubbery substance called gutta-percha. The procedure of root canal Houston varies in cost, and it depends upon the local dentist also. The root canal procedure disinfects and cleanses the area in the initial phase. Post cleansing if the requirement be then the dentist removes the rotten tooth and fills the gap.

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What causes the need for root canal treatment?

The root canal treatment happens when the tooth’s nerves and pulp become inflamed and infected. The primary reasons for the requirement of root canal treatment are as follows:

  • Deep decay
  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Accidents
  • Dental infection
  • Sensitivity
  • Gingivitis
  • Problems in chewing and biting

What are the pros of root canal treatment?

 Apart from treating the decayed teeth, the root canal treatment has several benefits. Here is a list of the common pros of  Root Canal Treatment Houston.

  1. Provides relief from debilitating pain and discomfort
  2. Prevents the spread of infection and damage of the oral bones
  3. Prevents infection from spreading and becoming a serious condition
  4. It makes the tooth extraction a less painful way without leaving a gap
  5. Helps in curing sensitivity
  6. Helps in rectifying the issue of gingivitis
  7. Improves the functionality of the teeth
  8. Covers the gaps between
  9. Provides better support to the implants and the crowns
  10. Is an affordable way of replacing a teeth

What are the cons of root canal treatment?

The root canal treatments have both advantages and disadvantages. Here is a list of the cons of the root canal treatment.

  1. There is no one hundred per cent guarantee that a root canal will be thoroughly clean.
  2. If the dental restoration is inadequate, it may breed an infection, which would then require antibiotics and analgesics.
  3. Since the tooth will become hollow, it will be brittle and prone to fractures.
  4. After this treatment, the tooth will need reinforcement with a porcelain crown or post or both.
  5. This procedure then turns into a more significant expense.
  6. It requires multiple visits and long time-frames of work.
  7. It may cause discomfort to the mouth and jaw, as it will remain open for the necessary length of time.

Who is eligible for the treatment of root canal?

Root canal dentist have cited the following conditions for root canal treatment,

  1. Acute pain experienced in the teeth while chewing of food
  2. Dental sensitivity
  3. Darkening of the tooth
  4. Swelling or tenderness of the gums
  5. Toothache or bump on the tooth gums

So this is all about root canal treatment. For more information about dental implants, visit Dentist Houston TX.

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SIGNIFICANCE AND ROLE OF BEST DENTAL CLINIC

 Your smile shows your habits and health. It is crucial to take complete care of your teeth to look healthy and beautiful. Overall dental health is a crucial part of your overall health. Snap-On Smile dental clinics give complete dental care throughout the treatment and diagnosis of oral health situations with preclusion of dental issues. Actually, clinics for Dental Bonding Near Me play an important role in the life of everyone:

 

 

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Deterrence of dental issues and routine teeth maintenance

Usually, it is suggested to have routine dental visits in Root Canal Near Me clinics for keeping your teeth and gum healthy. A person must visit dental clinic with reasonable crown lengthening cost for routine checkup as a minimum within every six months. These routine visits have two different parts: cleaning and check up. Throughout, routine check up, dentist would confirm your oral health for issues, remove and clean any tartar and plaque build up, followed by teeth polishing with good quality material.

Prevent and know diseases earlier than the occur

Some researchers have noticed that dental health is not only for the sake of teeth. Some people with serious dental health issues have high danger of some other problems. Your dentist with affordable dental implant cost can better inform you regarding overall health, together with whether or not you could be developing a cardiac disease.

Get the cutting-edge dental treatments

Clinics to provide mouth guard utilize the advanced techniques and advanced systems to sort out a variety of dental problems. They provide a diverse variety of specialty and general consultations and services like family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral hygiene, endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, dentures and implants.

Cosmetic dentistry to improve your appearances

Emergency dentist near me not just give treatment for dental issues but even advanced solutions of dentistry to improve the look of your smile and teeth. The field of cosmetic dentistry is one of the famous branches of dental science which deals with getting better person's gums, smile, teeth or bite.

Remove severe issues through oral surgery

The service of emergency dentist comprises of qualified dentists and some other staff to resolve number of serious dental issues through oral surgical procedure. For example, most wisdom teeth turn into impact and want elimination through surgery. Likewise, oral surgery provided by dentist near me is even conducted to resolve jaw-related issues like unequal jaw development and improve denture fitting.

So, the dentist's office near me plays an important role to keep the health of your smile. It is crucial to do careful research to search for the best and reliable dental clinics in your area. You have to get complete information from previous patients as well as you have to visit and check the quality of services provided by the professional dentist. It is very good to go some long miles and spend some more money on good quality dental treatment. You need to confirm to seek professional care earlier than it is very late.

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Would you ever want to visit a clinic for dental bridge that doesn’t take complete care of hygiene? Also, how will you experience at a dental clinic which lacks cleanliness? Just put, patients don’t like to visit clinics that wear a muddy look or where cleanliness doesn’t exist. On the whole, in case a clinic cannot keep clean itself, how can it take complete care of patients and their health! On the whole, germs can be lethal to anyone’s health.

A good-quality dental crown clinic is one where a discriminating emphasis is put on cleanness. At such a clinic with affordable veneers cost, cleanness is a main concern for many clear reasons not anything as prominent as its connections with infections and germs. In case a clinic for tooth crown is not clean, it can invite transmissible germs which can pose health issues because of their transportable nature. Same type of issue arises in dental care where a contact with the blood and saliva of patients turns into inevitable.

Also, a famous Veneers clinic recognizes that blood and saliva are a big means of infectious illnesses and diseases. So, each and every feasible step is taken to stop cross pollution and guard the patient’s health. A severe protocol is trailed to keep clinical safety and hygiene. Though, cleanliness finds such a great preference that it is purchased into effect even just before patients enter the room. A variety of steps is taken to keep complete cleanliness at a best root canal clinic.

At start, patients have to cover their footwear with particularly designed shoe covers earlier than entering the room. A layered procedure provided by the dentist office near me is used to sterilize the tools utilized in operation. Initially, residue and deposits are eliminated with the assistance of manual cleansing followed by performing sterilization in an ultrasonic cleaner. The utilization of cleaner and its occurrence differs with the type of tools to sterilize. When the tools are dry, they are maintained in wrapped pouches.

After, complete sterilization is completed by keeping wrapped pouches in an autoclave which brings into play rushed heat. Dental tools aren’t utilized until all these sterilization procedures are done. An adhere film is utilized to cover all the possible surfaces where patients can come into touch. And it is transformed after each treatment to keep the topmost standard of cleanliness.

Even, it is crucial for an emergency dentistry team to wear throwaway masks, shoes and gloves and maintain hygiene throughout the operation. A widespread training in purification protocols is offered to emergency dentist near me and their helpers. Dental clinics need to face routine audits to confirm whether they follow the standards of hygiene and sterilization.

Also, special chairs of emergency dentists carrying folding valves are utilized thus oral fluids can be organized in a preferred manner. So, every feasible step is taken thus patients get carried with best service of dentist near me and top-class treatment. A famous clinic never compromises on their quality as it understands that ever-patient rates only the good treatment.

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 Not denying the fact that cavities are a big part of oral care, they aren’t the only element. Things could go beyond the cavity, which means things can go beyond this that will be discussed down below.

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A visit to the dentist’s office near me is can be very beneficial for your dental health mere than just checking for cavities. There are various things that can make your teeth pearly white and shiny that dazzle everywhere you go and creating an oomph in your personality to charm anybody with sight. So, how else does the dentist enhance your grin and what you can do additionally to improve your oral conditions to avoid any serious damage?

Keep reading to know what dentists do to improve your smile, beyond the conventional filling of cavities.

Detect Dental Problems Early On

One of the significant advantages of consulting a dentist or when in a hurry emergency dentist near me is that they can identify issues that you were totally ignorant of.

Beyond cavities, other dental problems that are usually missed by the general public include:

Gum Problems

If you know the statistical data of the gum problem you would be totally shocked that more than half of grownup generation in the US over the age of 30 dealing with the gum disease?

Oftentimes, gum disease can develop to your vital organs like heart leading heart stroke, so it’s very essential you see a DDS near me so they can approach the subject right away without any problem.

Plaque and Tartar Build-Up

No matter how careful you are concerning brushing and flossing, tartar and plaque can still take place on your teeth leading to problems of bacteria building, gum diseases, and enamel erosion.

Why you should take this seriously?

Build-up can drive to cavities and gum disease. By eliminating the build-up regularly, you are less prone to advance bigger issues.

Check Your Tongue, Throat, and Neck to know what exactly is wrong and how you can deal with this. People usually think dentists are only enlightened to address the issue. But, this is not the case. Dentists are also informed about areas encompassing your teeth, especially the tongue, throat, and neck. Your dentist will examine these sections to make certain there aren’t any symptoms of cancer and take appropriate measures to deal with it.

Every single day, there are about 132 incidents of oral cancer are detected in the US. When experts in dentists’ offices near me spot the signs early, it’s much more hopeful you’ll have a thriving outcome in beating cancer.

Cosmetic

Of course, visiting the dentist’s office near me can also make your smile seem a whole lot prettier one of the known ways are Teeth whitening Houston.

Here are some ways they can accomplish that:

Whitening

If you aren’t celebrating the shade of your teeth, you can get a Teeth whitening Houston done in the dentist’s office near me to enhance your confidence about your smile.

Implants

A missing tooth can majorly inhibit your efficiency to chew food and speak. An emergency dentist near me can place Dental Implants Houston in the area to restore your smile to its normal look. These were some major ways about how visiting a dentist can be useful for more information, please visit nudentistry.com now!

 

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Dental Implant Dentures can be a wonderful and outstanding process. People that go through with this specific operation are offering themselves the chance to improve and restore their look. Even though this operation can make some encouraging effects, there are some possible things that patients need to remember earlier than going for this kind of work. One of the crucial things to keep in mind is to hire a specialist who has a confirmed track record. So, they can be sure in recognizing that they would do an excellent job. In case a trained professional is not hired, though, the process of dental implants can become a tragedy.

Some things that can happen is severe nerve harm. As the replacement teeth from an emergency dentist near me are entrenched into the gums, there can be a possibility that they can be deeply inserted. Once anyone is not skilled properly, it is simple for them to make this error. Though it cannot seem like a great deal, nerve harm can present serious problems. For one, it can harm perpetual emotionlessness in the mouth. Thus, a person that feels this type of problem would possibly lose feeling in this particular area.
 
With impassiveness, nerve harm can even cause a great amount of pain. The pain cannot be felt throughout the real operation. Though, the patient can experience the brunt of the pain after some days. It cannot be as poor in case the pain goes away. Alternatively, if the feeling turns into persistent, it can present a major problem.
 
Dental Implant Procedure can even be used very loosely. It can cause teeth replacement through Dental Implant Dentist Near Me to become unstable and loose. Thus, the patient will be in risk of really losing what was planned to be permanent. What thing can make issues worse is if the teeth come out when they are in the common public. It will be even more awkward if the Cosmetic Dental Implants are in a more noticeable mouth area.
 
Not just will both of these cases available very inconvenient condition, but they will be very expensive. That is just because the patient will come up having to pay the expert for the initial process, with any other professional of Dental Implants Houston Tx to repair the damage they have. Thus, in spirit they can come up paying more. When you are going to choose a dental implant dentist in your area, first you need to know What Are Dental Implants. If you will aware about this then you can get treatment exactly as per your needs.
 
Thus, soliciting the assistance of a trained professional is crucial in any condition. It goes for Dental Implant Specialist, or locksmiths. Whatever the condition, people have to remember that trying to stint when looking for best services is not normally the best option. Even though, it is good to try to be cost-effective, it must not succeed the significance of keeping health as well as well-being.
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WHY INVISALIGN CLEAR BRACES IS THE BEST?

Having even teeth is something to be pleased with. You can show your shining whites without feeling embarrassed or shy. But the truth is, not everyone is blessed with perfectly aligned teeth, so visiting the dentist’s office near me is a must to correct any alignment problem.

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The issue with metal braces is the difficulty and dull improvement period you'd have to face. There are times when the persons get mocked, gazed at, or teased at by those who do not grasp the reason for braces. Nevertheless, in this day and age, you have the option of whether to go for / Invisalign Clear Aligners or the traditional ones.

Here are some excellent reasons for adopting Invisalign Clear Braces:

[1] They look more life-like

Because these aligners are formed of transparent plastic, they seem invisible even when you laugh showing all your teeth. It may take some period for some people to get adapted to this, but it is quicker contrasted to metal braces.

[2] You can avoid mouth sores and pains

Metal can rub away the delicate skin in your mouth and this can create discomfort and soreness. It will take a period for you to adapt and improve as your teeth align. Your emergency dentist near me may give you medicine for sores, but the encounter is more harrowing particularly if you're enduring for a couple of months. This also makes it hard to talk, eat, and greet since the skin is ordinarily stretched through these activities.

[3] Easy to remove and put back on

Invisible braces for adults are easy to lift and re-wear again because of the lack of adhesive. No need to disturb about cement spots and tiresome brushing just to assure you'd still have opaline white teeth. Essentially, you can enjoy doing daily brushing of teeth, eating, and smiling with your clear aligners and you can get this treatment from DDS near me.

[4] You'll see faster results

It normally takes certain years for traditional braces to fix twisted teeth. Your dentist would have to adjust the brackets and wires at least once every 14 days. On the other side, it may take fewer appointments to the dentist’s office near me once proper teeth adjustment takes place. It may also necessitate a year or even less to see the effects and to have them completely discarded.

[5] A bit pricey, but still cost-effective

Although the cost of invisible braces is costlier due to their treatment and technology involved, the effects are quite speedy and you'll only require fewer appointments to the emergency dentist near me. If you will total all of the costs of both sorts of braces including the appointment to the dentist, odds are you will save more with the invisible type.

Taking responsibility for your teeth and using a bit to keep them well and more pleasing normally needs time, work, and money. But an appointment to your dentist can do great wonders particularly if you are convinced the alternative to use invisible braces for adults or aligners. For more information contact us at https://www.nudentistry.com/.

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Raising Tooth Decay Awareness

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You won't notice much sensitivity and pain until tooth decay moves throughout the enamel and into the dentin layer, the Academy of General Dentistry notes.

Dentin is composed of tiny nerve endings that become irritated and cause increased sensitivity when exposed to cold, hot, sweet, sticky, and sour foods. You might also feel pain when biting down, and quickly discover that meals are frequently getting trapped between your teeth. Decay spreads quickly through our dentin because it's quite a bit softer than enamel. Decay throughout the tooth root also spreads rapidly, since the cement coating on the root isn't near as heavy and thick as enamel. 

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Be cautioned that as tooth decay continues, your pain can be more frequent and extreme. It's important to keep in mind that infection develops when decay and bacteria reach the pulp of your tooth, which contains the vast majority of nerves and blood vessels. The pain of an abscessed tooth is persistent, severe and will probably keep you up at night. Other symptoms include fever, swelling of the face, and a bad taste in your mouth. You might see pus draining from a red swelling along your gum line and near the root tip. Consequences might be serious if the infection spreads into your jaw or through your entire body.

Tooth decay treatment

 

If your Nu Dentistry detects a little field of erosion along with your enamel before it reaches the dentin, they might suggest an approach that will help repair the area. This process could include using potent mouthwash, kinds of toothpaste, or filling materials that contain fluoride, calcium, and phosphates. Ask your dentist about using specific products for the treatment of early cavities, as well as cavity prevention. When tooth decay reaches the dentin, there's no turning back. A small cavity might be repaired with either an amalgam filling or a tooth-colored resin material. In case the tooth has lost too much of its original structure, however, your dentist might need to do a crown.7449326255?profile=RESIZE_584x

Crowns strengthen and restore form and function to your tooth, but they can end up costing quite a bit more than a simple filling. An abscessed tooth is a worst-case scenario, and the treatment options are limited. You may either choose a root canal treatment or extraction, although our Nu Dentistry will usually only pursue tooth extractions when there is no other way to save the tooth. Should you need a root canal, your dentist or endodontist in Nu Dentistry will remove the infected pulp before cleaning and sealing the pulp chamber. After receiving root canal treatment, the tooth can sometimes become more brittle and break easily. If you have lost a great deal of external structure due to tooth decay, your dentist can also recommend a crown for your tooth.

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Are Dentures Right For You?

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If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, either from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury, dentures can replace these teeth along with your smile. Replacing missing teeth in Nu Dentistry can quickly and easily benefit your appearance and your overall health. Without support from teeth or dentures, facial muscles sag, which can make an individual look and feel much older. You might also struggle with things like eating and talking, which we tend to take for granted until our natural teeth have been lost.7449186486?profile=RESIZE_710xThere are several types of false teeth: A conventional full set of dentures is made and put in the patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed, which might take up to a couple of months.

An immediate and temporary full set of dentures are inserted once the remaining teeth are removed. Your Dentist Houston Texas takes measurements and makes models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit. With instant dentures, the denture wearer doesn't have to be without teeth throughout the recovery period. Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove plaque and food deposits. Brushing helps prevent false teeth from becoming permanently stained and assists your mouth in remaining healthier. It is best to use a brush designed for cleaning dentures. A toothbrush with soft bristles may be used, but avoid bristled brushes which may damage the material. Even in the event that you wear complete dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth.

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Brush your gums, tongue, and palace each morning with a soft brush before you fit your prostheses to stimulate blood circulation in your cells and help remove plaque. The dentist will advise you on how frequently to make an appointment. Regular dental checkups are significant, allowing your dentist to effectively examine your mouth to see if your false teeth continue to fit properly. Our  Nu Dentistry dentist examines your mouth for signs of diseases, including cancer. With regular professional care, a positive attitude, and perseverance, you can become one of the millions of individuals who utilize their dentures with a giant grin.

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Can Gum Promote Oral Health?

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Clinical research has shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can greatly assist with preventing tooth decay in Nu Dentistry. Chewing gum increases the flow of saliva, which helps wash away food and other debris attached to the surface areas of our teeth. Increased saliva flow even carries with it more calcium and phosphate to help strengthen tooth enamel. Look for gum with the ADA seal in order to be sure it is sugarless. All gums with the ADA Seal are sweetened by non-cavity causing additives like aspartame, xylitol, sorbitol or mannitol.


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Not All Gum Is Created Equal

Of course, gum that contains sugar also increases saliva flow, however, the sugar it contains is utilized by plaque bacteria to create corrosion inducing acids. Further research must be done to ascertain the effects of sugary gum on pre-existing tooth decay. Do not let sugarless gum replace brushing, it isn't a substitute. The ADA still advocates brushing with fluoride toothpaste and cleaning plaque from between your teeth once per day with floss or other interdental cleaners. The ADA seal is your assurance that the sugar-free gum has met the ADA criteria for safety and efficacy. You can always trust the claims made on packaging and labeling for ADA approved goods are true because companies need to confirm all the info with the ADA first. Products with the ADA seal state what they do and do what they say.

 

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Solutions for a Chipped Tooth

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You have finished your cold drink and start crushing frozen cubes when suddenly CRACK! This little piece you just broke is not a cube of ice; it is a tooth!

A chipped tooth is common in adults and children. It is straightforward to chip a tooth, although the enamel is the hardest and most mineralized tissue in the body. Dental issues, such as teeth grinding or tooth decay, can cause tooth chipping.

If you have a recently chipped tooth, it is essential to understand the possible problems with a chipped tooth.

What happens if you don't repair a chipped tooth?

A small chip on the tooth doesn't seem to be much of a problem, especially if it's a molar tooth that no one can see. More minor chips are generally not a problem unless they are sharp so they can cut your mouth. However, if your chip is large enough, it can lead to more severe issues, such as pain, swollen glands, sensitivity to heat or cold, bad breath, and even infected roots.

The sharp edges can cut your cheeks, gums, and tongue.
Deep chips can affect the root of the tooth and cause infections or pain in the teeth.
Deep chips will cause tooth decay resulting in bad breath.
Chips of all sizes can grow larger, and there may be more problems because root canals or extraction may be required.

When should you repair a chipped tooth?

You should always see the dentist if you have a chipped tooth. Small chips generally do not require significant repairs. Usually, the chipped area can be removed or filled with a dermal bond to give it a healthy appearance. However, larger cracks may require extensive dental care and treatment.
If the chips are enormous, they can damage the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is the inner part of teeth, which consists of nerves, living tissue, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Damage to the pulp can be excruciating and, if left untreated, can become infected. In this case, you may need crucial dental work.

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How does a dentist repair a damaged tooth?

For small chips, the dentist may have to trace the rough edges or fill them with a dental filling suitable for your tooth. When there is no damage to the root or pulp, a crown may be necessary to protect the tooth from future infections. For example, when root or pulp is damaged, a root canal is essential before placing a crown on the tooth.

How to prevent a chipped tooth?

The first step is to maintain good oral hygiene to avoid a chipped tooth. Make sure you have no tooth decay or cavities to keep the tooth enamel healthy.

The dentist can also help you find a mouth guard during training. Athletes are prone to injury, especially on the face. Protective devices can help protect your teeth from damage.

If you have nervous habits like chewing on your pen cap or biting your nails, you may want to switch to something less prone to accidents, such as squeezing a stress ball.

Finally, it would help if you tried to avoid chewing hard candy. If you can't resist a sweet tooth, avoid the temptation to break and bite the candy.

Sometimes it may not be easy to prevent chipping a tooth. But with good oral hygiene, some changes in your nervous habits and even in your diet can help keep your teeth active and chip-free.

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Possibly, your broken or chipped tooth does not cause pain, but you should see a dentist 24 to 48 hours after the injury to preserve your natural tooth and get the best possible result.

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Options for Full Mouth Tooth Replacement

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I Want All My Teeth Removed and Replaced: What Are My Options?

Losing your teeth can sometimes be an unavoidable occurrence as you go through life. Sometimes teeth are lost to decay or disease. Other times we lose a tooth due to trauma.

Do you have a missing tooth? Do you want to find a tooth replacement option that works without compromising the quality? This article will help you discover the best options used in tooth replacement, such as dentures and surgical implants, and how to decide between your choices.

When all your teeth are gone, and you want them replaced, you have two main options available:

  • Dentures (temporary fill in for lost teeth)
  • Dental implants (permanent teeth replacement option)

 

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Dentures

Dentures are removable frames used to replace a missing tooth or the entire mouth of teeth. They are specially made to replace an individual’s missing or diseased teeth. It has the function of giving the teeth a pleasant appearance, boosting your confidence, and restoring your smile.

Dentures are durable and are optimal if you like a removable solution for your missing teeth. Dentures are less expensive for patients with missing teeth, and this is arguably one of the most common reasons that people consider it. If you are considering dentures for your tooth replacement, please keep reading so you are aware of the potential disadvantages that come with this option.

The part of the disadvantages of denture is when eating; dentures will not allow the consumption of sticky or hard foods such as caramel. When getting full-mouth dentures, you will have all teeth pulled to accommodate the new teeth, which can be a painful process. Also, they may not be tightened to your gums, so they can move and shift around, and this can be frustrating.

Are you considering implant-supported dentures for your tooth replacement but often wonder how they work or the best dentist to visit for the procedure? Knowing the necessary steps to take in having your tooth replaced will be much easier once you know the essential details.

 Types of Dentures

  • Bar retained dentures: This is a thin metal bar that gets aligned with the curve of the jaw. It is fixed to two to five dental implants that are attached to the jawbone.
  • Ball retained dentures: In this type, the dental implant gets attached to the jawbone with post topped by a metal ball. This metal ball gets fixed into another attachment on the denture.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are the dentures that are fixated in your mouth through the help of implants. Just like any other type of implants, they will be inset into your gums to provide support, thus preventing the teeth from falling out. It is done when you no longer have any teeth in your mouth or if your teeth are not healthy enough and you want them removed and replaced by dentures.

However, one must know that the shortest time frame for the procedure for implant-supported dentures is five months if it is done in the lower jaw and seven months if it is done in the upper jaw.

Moreover, implant-supported dentures processes may be painful, but once it’s done, you will get comfortable with it.

The main downside of the implant-supported dentures is daily removal for cleaning. You will need to remove the dentures at least once every day to thoroughly clean them. These dentures should also be removed before going to bed. If you don’t want to have to remove your teeth continually, you can ask your dentist if your gums are healthy enough to support full-mouth implants with dental crowns. However, these are not removable without a dental procedure; many prefer the simplicity of having implant-supported dentures.

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All-on-4 Implants

If you want all of your teeth removed and to undergo a one-time teeth replacement, All-on-4 implants may be the best solution to restore your smile. All-on-4 implants can bring back your natural look and your teeth function by using four strategically-placed dental implants as the foundation.

All-on-4 implants are quite different from other tooth replacement options such as ball retained and bar-retained dentures. An all-on-4 dental implant is not removable. All the teeth are permanently fixed to the dental implants.

One of the benefits that make all-on-4 implants better than other tooth-replacement processes is that the operation can generally be carried out in a day. Meanwhile, the individual tooth replacement with traditional dentures can take several appointment days in weeks or months to complete.

By comparison, all-on-4 implants can be virtually an instant full-mouth restoration. Though situations and patients' body response to the procedure may differ, the average result for all-on-4 implant surgery is to have functional and beautiful teeth the same day. You will be able to eat and smile fairly well immediately after the process.

If you are being stuck on the affordability to replace an entire set of teeth or a missing tooth, the good news is that you can now restore your beautiful teeth at a fraction of the cost. This may sound too good to be true, but we’ve helped hundreds of patients do just that thanks to this innovative treatment.

At Walnut Hill Dental Group, we are experts in both simple dentures and an implant stabilized dentures. Our specialist prosthodontists will be able to advise which type of replacement will be best for you, and ensure they are both comfortable and pleasant looking.

 

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Veneers or Crowns: Which is Right for Me

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Veneers and crowns are both dental restoration techniques which will improve the appearance and function of the teeth. The primary difference is the fact that a veneer addresses only the front side of the tooth, and a crown covers the whole tooth.

Dental restoration procedures can be costly, so it is crucial that you know which one might be ideal for you. While the methods are different, both have exceptional success rates. Here is a glimpse of the differences between crowns and veneers, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and how they are used.7443116282?profile=RESIZE_710x

What is the big difference between a crown and a veneer?
A veneer is an extremely thin layer of composite materials or porcelain, approximately one millimeter (mm) for thickness, that is bonded to the front side of your current tooth.

The actual inner thickness of the crown is about 2 mm, covering the entire tooth. A crown is placed in order to recover the form and function as well as in order to strengthen the tooth affected by cavities, only after root canal therapy, or even to go over the abutment of an implant.

Whether a crown or a veneer is right for you, you are going to depend on the state of the teeth and what you are attempting to correct.

Common reasons for restoration are:
· Discolored teeth
· Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
· Decayed or weakened teeth
· Crooked tooth

What's a veneer?
A veneer addresses only the front surface area of the tooth. About half a millimeter of this enamel on the front side of the teeth is ground down to roughen the surface area for bonding the veneer. You might need a local anesthetic for this, due to the fact that the grinding could be bothersome.

What's a crown?
A crown covers the whole tooth. With a crown, much more of the teeth has to be filed or may be ground down to get ready for the crown placement. If you have tooth decay, the dentist is going to remove the decayed element of the teeth prior to making the crown.

How can you know which one is appropriate for you?
When your tooth is intact as well as the restoration is actually for aesthetic purposes, a veneer could be the most effective choice. Veneers may also be used for small shape corrections.

What's better: a crown or even veneer?
A crown encases the whole tooth. It may be made of metallic, porcelain, or maybe a mix of both. It's typically around two-fold the thickness of a veneer, which makes it resistant and durable more to cracking compared to a veneer. Veneers are regarded as a far more traditional treatment than crowns. Veneers are also a bit easier to replace since they don't cover your whole tooth

Do crowns & veneers look exactly the same?
Crowns and veneers aren't the same, though they work in ways that are similar. They both present an artificial covering for an actual tooth, which was damaged. Veneers handle the front side of the teeth and could wrap around based on the method used as well as the patient's requirements, while crowns protect the whole tooth.

 

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Are crowns much costlier compared to veneers?
While veneers are less expensive than crowns, keep in your mind that they're a lot more apt to chip, break, or perhaps wear out compared to a crown.

Pros and cons of Veneers and Crowns

Veneer Pros
· They might be a lot more visually pleasing compared to crowns in the long run since they do not demonstrate a gum margin after several years, as crowns sometimes do.
· Some veneers do not need a great deal of trimming, so a lot more of your healthy organic tooth stays.
· Teeth with veneers have little movement.

Veneer Cons
· Veneers leave additional aspects of the tooth subjected to brand new decay.
· Composite veneers cost much less but might only last 5-7 years. Other components run longer but might have to be swapped out.
· Veneers are not reversible.

Crown Pros
· All the teeth are covered, so the tooth is much more protected from decay.
· Porcelain crowns look as well as feel the same as your natural tooth.
· Dental insurance might cover a percentage of the price of a crown.

Crown Cons
· More of one's healthy tooth is actually extracted to make space for the crown.
· Your crowned tooth could be much more vulnerable to heat and cold at first and you might feel gum pain.
· Porcelain is delicate and could be harmed over time.
· Porcelain fused to a metallic alloy (PFM) crown may reveal a slim dim line between your organic tooth as well as the crown.

 

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