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Dr. Richard David Ruden, D.M.D.

Dentist

Dr. Richard D. Ruden is a General and Cosmetic Dentist serving the Woodbury area for more than 30 years. Dr. Richard Ruden is experienced in Endodontics, Dental Implants and Crowns and Bridges. He is ...
40 years Experience
Dr. Richard David Ruden, D.M.D.
  • Woodbury, NJ
  • Rutgers University
  • Accepting new patients

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

If you’re experiencing a mild toothache or tooth pain, it’s likely that you’re not in an emergency situation. A toothache could simply signify a cavity. In this case, it’s important READ MORE
If you’re experiencing a mild toothache or tooth pain, it’s likely that you’re not in an emergency situation. A toothache could simply signify a cavity. In this case, it’s important to address this issue before it progresses into a worse problem, but it’s not a 911 emergency. To help ease the pain of toothaches, try a cold compress, over-the-counter pain medicine, pain-relieving gels for the mouth or ice.

Does an impacted tooth require surgery?

An impacted tooth usually requires dental surgery however, it does not mean you must be under sedation a local anesthetic is adequate but I would discuss this with your practitioner READ MORE
An impacted tooth usually requires dental surgery however, it does not mean you must be under sedation a local anesthetic is adequate but I would discuss this with your practitioner

What can sensitive teeth mean?

You can reduce your chances of getting tooth sensitivity by keeping your mouth as healthy as possible with good oral hygiene to help prevent receding gums and periodontal disease. READ MORE
You can reduce your chances of getting tooth sensitivity by keeping your mouth as healthy as possible with good oral hygiene to help prevent receding gums and periodontal disease. Brushing and flossing properly as recommended by your dentist or hygienist and using a low abrasion toothpaste can help reduce the chance that you will have tooth sensitivity. A diet that is not acidic also helps prevent tooth sensitivity. Ignoring your sensitive teeth can lead to other oral health problems, especially if the pain causes you to brush poorly making you vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease.

Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?

Your husband should make an appointment as soon as possible to avoid further tooth damage.

Why do I need to go to an oral surgeon for my tooth extraction?

If the general practitioner does not feel comfortable extracting a 3rd molar i.e. wisdom tooth then they send you to an oral surgeon.