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What Are The Risks Of TMS?

There are various treatments for depression, but many of them – or even all of them – can fail to provide results depending on the individual. The reason as to why this is, is yet obscure: all that can be said at present is that different treatments affect different individuals differently because emotions and other psychological phenomena cannot be defined or felt in one exact way.Whilst the fact that certain treatments might not work – despite pouring much money, time and energy into it – can somehow be accepted, the scarier fact for most individuals is the probability of side effects manifesting. Of course, any kind of medication or treatment has unwanted side effects, but these are more unpredictable when it comes to psychological disorders and syndromes. There is also the fact that the public knowledge with regards to non-primary and unorthodox treatments to psychological conditions is often ill-conceived – there are many fake rumours and truths (as well as half-truths) that stop people from undergoing treatment. One such treatment that the general public – as well as many in the medical community itself – tend to misunderstand is the transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment (TMS). 

TMS is often named together with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a form of treatment when medication and therapy fail to help cure depressive disorders. In the past, ECT was often performed without anaesthesia and in an uncontrolled way, which led to memory loss, fragmentation of memories and other serious complications. However, at present, it is performed in a controlled manner: small electric shocks are applied under general anaesthesia (and the probability of side effects is minor). Nonetheless, the bad reputation of ECT from its past results, seems to have rubbed on TMS as well – despite not requiring anaesthesia and being painless, it is also believed to cause similar serious complications.Of course, TMS has its own share of side effects, but it should be understood that they manifest only in rare cases in their more severe form. Good psychiatrists and other doctors specializing in psychology often name the following side effects when it comes to TMS:

  • Common side effects – there are some common but minor side effects, of which the most common is a minor headache. It can sometimes morph into light-headedness, or may manifest as more localized pain such as discomfort in the scalp region, or tingling and twitching of facial muscles. These pains are common, but often, taking light painkillers before the procedure can easily prevent their effect on the patient.
    • Rare side effects – there are rare but more serious side effects during TMS procedures. The most common side effect is fainting. If no adequate ear protection is worn during TMS, loss of hearing can also occur. There is also a very small chance of having a seizure during a procedure.

Five Reasons You Need Regular Dental Checkup

We generally forget to visit our dental doctor in a regular interval because of our busy schedule. But we should remember that regular dental checkup is the only way to keep our oral health in a good condition and give us a peaceful mind. There are several problems that only can be taken care of by visiting the dental doctor in every six months. Here are some important reasons why we should visit a dental doctor regularly.

Oral cancer detection:

Oral cancer is a very serious disease which is not often diagnosed and can quickly transform into a life threatening disease. But with regular dental checkup it is easily diagnosed and treated. Recognizing oral cancer at an early stage plays the most important role in its treatment. A VELscope cancer is non-invasive, pain free and is covered by MSP in some cases.

Plaque, tarter &cavities:

Plaques are formed in small areas in the mouth where the brushes and floss do not reach. It is often missed by daily brushing and flossing. But by visiting a dental clinic Caulfield we can easily remove these and give our teeth a good health and thus the cavities are not formed.

Gum disease:

Plaque and tartar do not only form cavities, but also damage gum tissues. When the tartar causes infection then the connected gum is also affected. It causes swelling, bleeding and soreness in the mouth. The damaged gum tissues are unable to hold the teeth in its place and thus we often lose our tooth. In these cases, we need a specialist orthodontics Toorak for our treatment. This causes us more appointments to the pro and is a very expensive affair. Then depending on the severity of the damage it can include surgery and extremely deep cleaning. So, to avoid such kind of situation it is advisable to visit the dental practitioner in a regular interval.

Keeping bad habits in check:

We damage our oral health unknowingly by some day to day activities which we don’t even realize. These habits include biting our nails, eating sticky foods, sweets, chocolates, brushing our teeth too hard consumption of caffeine and red wine and even smocking. If we are under regular monitoring of a dental doctor he can easily take a notice of it and can warn us about the damage of our teeth. Thus, it is detected at an early stage and does not need any extensive treatment.

Find problems under the surface with x-rays:

X-Ray images allow the doctor to detect what is happening beneath the surface of our mouth. This is how we can treat bone decay and tumours.
The doctor will professionally clean and treat our teeth and gives us a shining smile. So, we should never skip dental checkups.