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Dr. Robin Ann Gorman, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Robin Gorman is a Dentist practicing in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Gorman 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. Robin A. Gorman, DDS
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Accepting new patients

What happens if I don't go for my root canal?

Depending on why you need root canal treatment, delaying treatment can increase the risk of extreme pain and infection. Usually, the only other option other than a root canal is READ MORE
Depending on why you need root canal treatment, delaying treatment can increase the risk of extreme pain and infection. Usually, the only other option other than a root canal is extraction.

Is surgery a treatment for TMJ?

Typically, surgery is the last resort for TMJ problems. Splint therapy, physical therapy, orthodontics, and/or full mouth reconstruction are usually attempted before surgery is READ MORE
Typically, surgery is the last resort for TMJ problems. Splint therapy, physical therapy, orthodontics, and/or full mouth reconstruction are usually attempted before surgery is considered. In 30 years of practice, I have never referred any patient for TMJ surgery. I would see a TMJ specialist and even get two or three opinions before considering surgery.

How can I stop my child from thumbsucking?

Positive reinforcement is the best at this age. The more often you tell her to quit, you are actually reinforcing the behavior. My son was also a thumb sucker. We tried not to READ MORE
Positive reinforcement is the best at this age. The more often you tell her to quit, you are actually reinforcing the behavior. My son was also a thumb sucker. We tried not to make a big deal about it. As he got older, we told him he could only suck his thumb in bed. His grandparents made a big deal about the thumb sucking one weekend, and after that he was sucking 24/7. We waited until he was 7 and he was getting some peer pressure to stop when we had the orthodontist place a device that inhibits the ability to create suction. Psychologically, 4 years old is far too young for this treatment. She will develop some orthodontic problems from sucking her thumb past 4 years old, but early orthodontic intervention (around age 7) should be able to counteract the problems.

I never grew out of my buck teeth. What should I do?

Of course! Go see an orthodontist. You are almost never too old to get braces and you will be happy that you did.