Natural Mouthwash For Treating Your Discomfort After Dental Implant Surgery

After dental implant surgery, you may have some swelling and slight pain in your gums at the incision sites. If so, use the following homemade mouthwash to naturally treat your discomfort as well as help prevent infection. What You Will Need Before you make your mouthwash, gather the following supplies and ingredients. Small glass or cup Half of a cup of lukewarm water Three tablespoons of table salt or two tablespoons of sea salt 5 drops of peppermint oil Peppermint oil has two functions in this mouthwash. It serves as an antiseptic to help kill the germs around your incision sites as well as provides pain relief. You can find peppermint oil in pharmacies, department stores, and natural health stores. The salt also kills germs, thanks to its antibacterial properties. It also helps pull out the inflammation, helping to decrease the swelling and discomfort. If you decide to use sea salt instead of table salt, a lesser amount is needed because it tends to be stronger than regular table salt. You will also need to add additional time to dissolve it, since the crystals are larger and more compact. Directions Once you have everything you need, follow the directions below to make and use your home remedy. If your dentist recommends brushing your teeth, do so first. In a small glass, mix together the water and salt. Let the mixture sit for about five to 10 minutes to give the salt time to dissolve. You may need to add an additional five minutes if using sea salt. Once the salt is at least partially dissolved, add the drops of peppermint oil, stirring well. Rinse your mouth with half of the solution for about a minute, then spit it out. This first rinsing helps loosen and remove any food particles stuck on and in between your teeth. Use the remaining liquid to rinse your mouth for an additional minute, then spit it out. Wait 10 minutes to give the mouthwash additional time to work. The residual solution will continue to soak into your gums to provide relief and kill bacteria. Once the time is up, rinse your mouth with cool water for about a half a minute.  Using the above mouthwash twice a day while you recover from your procedure can help relieve some of your symptoms. However, if you start having increased pain or have discharge, you may want to contact your implant dentist as soon as possible to discuss your treatment plan. Click here for more on implant dentistry or do an online...

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Butterflies? Heart Skipping A Beat? It’s Not Love, It’s Tachycardia

Tachycardia in the absence of a medical emergency, such as hemorrhaging, is easily overlooked because the symptoms mimic anxiety. In some cases of tachycardia, the underlying cause can be benign and is easily treated with medications. However, some instances of tachycardia can lead to dangerous arrhythmias, which can be life threatening. Worst Aerobic Workout Ever Tachycardia is a resting heart rate over 100 beats per minute. Depending on your age, having tachycardia can easily be just as intense as your target heart rate during exercise. Although this sounds like easy exercise, it is not. The continuous strain on your heart muscle can lead to cardiovascular damage or sudden cardiac death. The signs of tachycardia can go beyond an elevated heart rate. You may feel like your heart is fluttering or thumping because the beat is often arrhythmic. Nausea, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest pains and/or headaches are also common with tachycardia. An elevated heart rate is also a sign your heart is not efficiently pumping blood. Combine tachycardia with hypertension and your risk for cardiovascular and neurovascular emergencies also increase. Diagnosing The Problem Tachycardia is easy to diagnose, because it is simply an elevated heart rate. However, the specific type of tachycardia and why it is occurring can be more complicated. Your primary care doctor will likely want to complete an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check your heart rhythm and he may also refer you to a cardiologist. The results of an ECG can determine if there is a problem with the atria or ventricles in the heart, or if there are no obvious signs of heart disease. Depending on the results, your doctor may want more extensive testing, such as a stress test or cardiac ultrasound. The latter is an excellent way to visualize the heart in action and check for problems, such as enlargement, valve problems and/or calcification. Treatment Options Your treatment options primarily depend on the underlying cause of tachycardia. If the condition is determined to be idiopathic, your doctor will likely prescribe a beta blocker, especially if you have comorbid hypertension. Beta blockers work well for dilating the blood vessels and slowing down your heart rate. Since they work quickly, you will probably notice a significant difference within hours. Some treatments for tachycardia can include modifications to your lifestyle. Two major lifestyle factors that can have a dramatic effect on your heart rate are quitting smoking and engaging in regular exercise. You may notice stimulants, such as nicotine and caffeine, tend to exacerbate tachycardia. Regular aerobic exercise can help you lose weight and strengthen your heart muscle, which can make your heart more efficient. Even without serious cardiovascular disease, tachycardia should be consistently managed through lifestyle, medication and monitoring. Taking the condition seriously can lower your risk of irreversible heart and blood vessel damage. To learn more, speak with a business like Alpert Zales & Castro...

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