Health

Dentist: Closure of practices impacts patients’ oral health

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) ─ A Johnston dentist believes dentistry is an essential business, but argues that it hasn’t been treated as such throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Rupesh Udeshi, dentist and co-owner of Dental Associates of Rhode Island, said the months his practice was closed had a big impact on the health of many of his patients.

“We’ve had a great backlog and problems that were minor, that have become major. The patient may have just had a cavity or needed a filling, but we haven’t seen them and it’s now more severe and it’s a root canal, and some people who maybe needed a root canal ─ now they need to have the tooth out,” he said.

The World Health Organization recently recommended delaying routine dental care because of the pandemic. But the American Dental Association says they “respectfully yet strongly disagrees.”

“Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry

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What Your Dentist Knows About Your Health

SOURCES:

Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD, chair, department of periodontology; director, Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mayo Clinic: “Oral health: A window to your overall health.”

American Dental Association: “Diabetes.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Oral Health Problems and Diabetes.”

American Academy of Periodontology: “Gum Disease and Diabetes.”

American Diabetes Association: “Diabetes and Oral Health Problems.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetes and dental care: Guide to a healthy mouth.”

Sally Cram, DDS, periodontist; spokeswoman, American Dental Association.

American Dental Association: “Oral Cancer.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Oral Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “What is the best way to screen for oral cancer?”

Mayo Clinic: “Bruxism/teeth grinding.”

American Dental Association: “Bruxism (Teeth Grinding).”

American Academy of Periodontology: “Gum Disease and Pregnancy Problems.”

CDC: “Public Health Implications of Chronic Periodontal Infection in Adults.”

Vergnes, J. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, February 2007.

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OMS vs. Dentist | Deciding Your Dental Health Professional

How is an OMS Different than a Dentist?

For many people, a loose tooth, tooth pain or even general oral discomfort might bring back memories of anxiety-inducing visits to the dentist. It also can be difficult to find time to visit a dentist, let alone schedule time to see a specialist. It is important to know that when unexpected oral health issues arise, you may benefit more from a visit to a nearby oral and maxillofacial surgeon than your general dentist.

When to Visit the Dentist

Regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining oral health, and patients should visit a dentist for:

  • Routine teeth cleanings and checkups to assess the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Repairs to damaged teeth (fillings, onlays and crowns)
  • Dentures
  • Root canals

When it comes to more complicated procedures such as removing wisdom teeth and placing dental implants, a patient should visit

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Health – BBC News

NHS and care workers will not have to pay to use Chichester’s Northgate car park until April 2021.

The news emerged during a virtual meeting of the district council’s cabinet where a number of incentives were detailed to attract people into the West Sussex city as the lockdown eases.

The initial suggestion was only for NHS workers to be allowed to park free of charge but members agreed with advice from the overview and scrutiny committee that care workers should be included too.

Money from car parks makes up a significant portion of the council’s income and the finances were hit hard when charges were suspended in March.

The incentives will come into play when charging returns on 8 June.

There will be free parking at the Avenue De Chartres car park every Saturday and Sunday for three months, and customers who use the MiPermit app will get one hour

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The Daily Beast

How Edward Pierce, Broadway ‘Wicked’ Designer, Fought COVID-19—and Made Medical History

One of the first things Edward Pierce asked his wife, Pixie, when he woke up after five weeks in a medically induced coma was, “Is Broadway still closed?” Pixie laughed, recalling the moment. “My husband is a workaholic,” she told The Daily Beast.After a marathon 46-day stay at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, critically ill with COVID-19, Pierce, one of Broadway’s leading and most highly regarded designers, is recovering at home, having made medical history as the first American to receive injected placental cells as a treatment for severely ill coronavirus patients.Broadway Faces the Cost of Its Coronavirus Shutdown: ‘The Impact Will Be Huge. Horrible’As Pierce, 49, lay unconscious, Pixie blogged about the roller-coaster journey of his experience in the hospital and the experience of their family—locked down at home in Teaneck, unable

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Careers | Mount Nittany Health System

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Since our beginning in 1902, the system has grown to include our parent organization, Mount Nittany Health, along with Mount Nittany Medical Center, a 260-bed acute care facility, and Mount Nittany Physician Group, a practice with more than 150 healthcare providers, across

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