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Dr. Andrew P. Finley, D.D.S.

Dentist

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5 years Experience
Dr. Andrew P. Finley, D.D.S.
  • Los Angeles, California
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Accepting new patients

Does a wisdom tooth need to be removed?

Even though you may not be experiencing pain, depending on the eruption of your wisdom teeth, they can affect your neighboring teeth. Generally, if they erupted into position correctly, READ MORE
Even though you may not be experiencing pain, depending on the eruption of your wisdom teeth, they can affect your neighboring teeth. Generally, if they erupted into position correctly, and it’s not damaging your tissue or your other teeth AND you can keep it clean, they don’t need to be removed. However, research is showing the bacteria on the back of your wisdom teeth is the same as the ones causing heart disease. Take as you may, but if your dentist recommended taking them out, I would listen to them.

What is the treatment for dry mouth?

There are OTF medicine and washes that can help. A dentist can prescribe something to help with your dry mouth.

I have had 3 teeth chip in the past year. Is this normal?

You may have another underlying issues such as grinding or clenching your teeth. Missing posterior support will add more stress to the front teeth and any old restorations can READ MORE
You may have another underlying issues such as grinding or clenching your teeth. Missing posterior support will add more stress to the front teeth and any old restorations can make your teeth more brittle.

Do teeth get affected during pregnancy?

Yes that it true. Because the increase of hormones, you’ll notice more gingival inflammation. Beware on certain type of medications that can be harmful to your child’s baby teeth READ MORE
Yes that it true. Because the increase of hormones, you’ll notice more gingival inflammation. Beware on certain type of medications that can be harmful to your child’s baby teeth development

What causes dental erosions?

Acid reflux from GI or GERD can be the cause. I would check with a GI to see if you other issues

Is it bad that I leave food in between my teeth?

Yes. That causes deep perio pockets and decay. Keep your teeth and gums cleaned.

My son is a year old, and isn't teething. Is this abnormal?

I would check with a dentist but your son maybe tongue tied. That affects feeding and a dentist with a laser can help with that

After my tooth extraction, I have swelling in my face. Is it normal?

Swelling is normal, should go away in about 3 days. If not, I would follow up with the dentist.

What is causing my teeth to yellow?

Discoloration of our teeth happens when we grow older as well. Over time, naturally our enamel discolors and appear more yellow. There are solutions such as whitening or veneers READ MORE
Discoloration of our teeth happens when we grow older as well. Over time, naturally our enamel discolors and appear more yellow. There are solutions such as whitening or veneers than can bring life back to your teeth