EXPLORATION HEALTH

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/24/2014 - 1:30pm - 1:59pm
Program Title: 
DENTAL HEALTH AND HYPOPARATHYROIDISM
Program Service: 
MX
PSIP Description: 
Hypoparathyroidism disorder and advancements in the area of dental implants are highlighted.
Long Description: 
Dental Health - A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw, or skull, to support a full or partial replacement of teeth. It also encompasses other dental procedures such as a crown or bridge. This Segment will raise awareness and educate viewers on advancements that have been made in the area of dental implants. Also covered in this segment will be the history of dental implants, how doctors determine the need for this procedure, and the risk factors involved. We'll also look at who may be candidates for this procedure, and learn about the latest advancements in dental implant technology. Hypoparathyroidism - Parathyroid glands help control the level of calcium in the body. They do this by producing parathyroid hormones, called PTH. Hypoparathyroidism is a disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck do not produce enough parathyroid hormone. This condition typically occurs when there is injury to the parathyroid glands during thyroid and neck surgery. This Segment will raise awareness and educate viewers on Hypoparathyroidism; with discussions on risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis and testing. It will also aid in understanding the complications of living with Hypoparathyroidism, and the progress that has been made in the scientific advancements for this disease.