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Antibiotic Resistance – The Lethal Threat for Next Generation

Have you ever thought what antibiotic resistance is? Do you know what could be the effect of taking antibiotics for a long time? After reading the above two questions, a question may arise in your mind – why you need to be concerned about antibiotic resistance? For the reason that antibiotic resistance is now considered as a lethal threat for our next generation. Improper administration and lack of proper knowledge about the possible threat of antibiotic misuse are now forwarding our next generations to the upcoming threat. As a result, it is now an immense need that you must keep yourself concerned about the antibiotic resistance. However, if you are not aware or never heard about the drug resistance fact, pay your full attention to carefully read this post to understand what antibiotic resistance is and the possible threats of antibiotic resistance. What are Antibiotics? Antibiotics are potential drugs that are often prescribed by physicians to kill or stop the growth of bact

Four Wisdom Tooth Impactions and What They Mean

What are Wisdom Tooth Impactions? When a wisdom tooth erupts through the gums and into the open it’s known as eruption. Impaction is where the third molars (wisdom teeth) erupt improperly. There are four types of impaction. Some of them mean you need wisdom teeth removal, whereas others are perfectly harmless. We’re going to go through each of the four impactions and determine whether they would warrant an extraction or not. Lower mandibular third molar impaction Source: Lesion, CC-Zero, via Wikimedia Commons Many patients, and dentists alike, are quick to assume that impacted wisdom teeth automatically need removing, this is not always the case and each person should be thoroughly examined and x-rayed before this important decision is made. Wisdom teeth removal is classed as surgery, and should therefore always be the last resort when it comes to treating the problem. Mesial Impaction Source: Image by The mesial impaction is the most common type of im