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Dr. Emily Georgia Gentry, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. Emily Gentry is a Dentist practicing in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Gentry 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.
Dr. Emily Georgia Gentry, D.D.S.
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Accepting new patients

Are my medications staining my teeth?

Not likely. Your teeth have already been formed so intrinsic staining is impossible at this point in your development.

How should I select my toothpaste?

Fluoride is the biggest benefit to toothpaste. There are prescription and over the counter varieties.

Is oil pulling ever recommended by dentists?

There is no evidence based research to substantiate oil pulling's value vs. tried and true traditional methods.

Are electric toothbrushes any better for the teeth?

Yes, but some electric toothbrushes are better than others.

Could wisdom tooth extraction cause an infection?

Yes, this could be an infection. You should return to the doctor who did the extraction to rule out the possibility.

Can novocaine be used during cleanings?

Novocaine is no longer used, but there are other ways to increase your comfort via anesthesia.

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

Inflammation of gums is the best indicator of gum disease; ie. redness,
tenderness, bleeding.

Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

You should see a dentist immediately to prevent permanent damage!