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31 Jan Is there pain or discomfort with PROPEL?

With Propel micro-osteoperforations, there is no significant recovery time, and little pain associated with treatment. Your doctor can apply a topical anesthetic for gum comfort. There are no nerve endings in the bone. Tylenol, or acetaminophen, is recommended in the unlikely event that the patient feels any discomfort after Propel. Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as aspirin or ibuprofen, should be avoided as they may dampen the tooth movement biology that we are trying to stimulate....

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31 Jan How deep are PROPEL bone stimulation punctures?

The cost of Propel is unique to your doctor’s office and your treatment. There may be an added cost for the device(s) and doctor time to add Propel to your treatment plan. Talk to your doctor’s office to see if the cost may be added to your monthly payment plan. Faster treatment time subsequently yields to fewer orthodontic visits, so many doctors may subsidize some of the total cost of Propel....

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21 Dec How to PROPEL?

Remove from the sterile package and turn the Adjustable Depth Dial to the preferred setting 3mm, 5mm, or 7mm by holding the driver body and rotating the dial clockwise. Hold the PROPEL Device against the gingiva while keeping the tissue taut. Apply gentle pressure to engage the leading edge while turning the device handle clockwise. Check engagement by releasing pressure. Continue to turn until the desired depth is reached for penetration of the cortical plate into cancellous bone. The LED Depth Stop indicator will illuminate when desired depth is reached. Rotate the device counter-clockwise to remove. ...

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20 Dec How can PROPEL Orthodontics help me?

Dr. Spannahke provides PROPEL Orthodontics to help facilitate and expedite the orthodontic process, especially in adult patients whose avuncular bone can no longer produce new bone to accommodate shifting teeth. The PROPEL system will help both your teeth shift and tissues heal faster than they ever could with orthodontic treatment alone. PROPEL Orthodontics can also help produce faster results in patients whose bone growth is still active, such as in teens and young adults....

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20 Dec How does PROPEL affect the movement of teeth?

Micro-Osteoperforations with the PROPEL device cause a localized inflammation where there is an increase blood flow and cytokine expression as part of this inflammatory response. By increasing the cytokines in the area of desired movement, bone remodeling activity increases and therefore the rate of tooth movement increase as well....

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24 Oct Is anaesthesia required? What type?

Yes. It is the clinicians choice as to what type, but commonly TAC topical or local infiltration (2% Lidocaine) is used. There is no need to do a block. If the patient feels pain as opposed to pressure, this could indicate that you are too close to the roots....

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