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Dr. Bryan A. Sipes, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Bryan Sipes is a Dentist practicing in York, PA. Dr. Sipes 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. Bryan A. Sipes, DMD
  • York, PA
  • Accepting new patients

How long after my extraction stitches are removed can I drink or eat?

You can and could have had something to drink the entire time. Soft foods would have been ok the entire time as well. Once the stitches are out you can basically resume to normal READ MORE
You can and could have had something to drink the entire time. Soft foods would have been ok the entire time as well. Once the stitches are out you can basically resume to normal habits. Just avoid very hard and sharp foods. Potato chips, pretzels, etc.

Did my dental x-rays harm my baby? (first trimester)

The majority of Dental offices use digital radiography these days. If it was an office with digital equipment the amount of radiation being used is extremely small. No more than READ MORE
The majority of Dental offices use digital radiography these days. If it was an office with digital equipment the amount of radiation being used is extremely small. No more than if you flew on an airplane. I would not be concerned if I were you.

What is a dry socket?

A dry socket is when a blood clot fails to form in the socket of an extracted tooth. The bone in the socket remains exposed to the oral environment. When this happens, the exposed READ MORE
A dry socket is when a blood clot fails to form in the socket of an extracted tooth. The bone in the socket remains exposed to the oral environment. When this happens, the exposed bone is not getting any blood supply which it needs in order to heal. The exposed bone then begins to die, which causes a bad odor and taste. The treatment is to irrigate the socket and place a gauze packing soaked in eugenol which will alleviate the pain.