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Dr. Steven Reid Frimtzis, D.M.D.

Dentist

Dr. Steven Frimtzis is a Dentist practicing in Palm , CA. Dr. Frimtzis specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
31 years Experience
Dr. Steven Reid Frimtzis, D.M.D.
  • Palm, CA
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

If I have mild tooth pain, should I be going to the dentist?

Yes, you should absolutely see your dentist. This symptom may be an indication of a cracked tooth or decay. The sooner you address the issue, the least complicated the solution READ MORE
Yes, you should absolutely see your dentist. This symptom may be an indication of a cracked tooth or decay. The sooner you address the issue, the least complicated the solution will be. If you wait and it becomes a serious issue, the treatment would be more expensive and extensive.

I wear dentures. My gums are aching! What can I do?

Visit your dentist. You may be in need of a denture reline. If you are, this could relieve an ill-fitting denture.

Is root canal the only way to treat a tooth cavity?

If the cavity is so deep that it extends into the nerve tissue of the tooth, then a root canal would be required. If you didn't want to go through with the root canal, a possible READ MORE
If the cavity is so deep that it extends into the nerve tissue of the tooth, then a root canal would be required. If you didn't want to go through with the root canal, a possible alternative would be to extract the tooth and replace it with a single implant crown.

Do teeth get affected during pregnancy?

Yes, pregnancy can result in a change that you can see in your mouth. Usually, due to the increase in pregnancy hormones, some women may experience an increase in gum inflammation. READ MORE
Yes, pregnancy can result in a change that you can see in your mouth. Usually, due to the increase in pregnancy hormones, some women may experience an increase in gum inflammation. This would appear as puffy, dark red or purplish gum tissue that bleeds rather easily. More frequent professional hygiene appointments with your dental hygienist would be a step in the right direction in order to minimize the pregnancy effects on the gums.

When can I get braces?

It depends on how old you are. I would recommend going to an orthodontist for a consultation to see if you would be a good candidate for ortho treatment. In many instances, orthodontic READ MORE
It depends on how old you are. I would recommend going to an orthodontist for a consultation to see if you would be a good candidate for ortho treatment. In many instances, orthodontic treatment is started when baby teeth are still present.