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Peter Nelson

Dr. Peter Nelson is a top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Phoenix, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Peter Nelson is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Peter Nelson is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Peter Nelson is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Peter Nelson is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
10 years Experience
Peter Nelson
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Creighton
  • Accepting new patients

How are oral cysts diagnosed?

Clinical and radiographic evaluation by a dentist or oral surgeon will help determine the next step.

Is there a possibility of infection after a root canal treatment?

Yes, but you need to see the dentist who performed the root canal treatment for an exam. Clinical and radiographic exam will help evaluate the tooth and endodontic treatment.

My pain is not better even after a root canal treatment. What should I do?

It may take a few weeks for the pain to resolve. Otherwise, check with the person that performed the procedure. And it the took needs to be removed, it's best to think about READ MORE
It may take a few weeks for the pain to resolve. Otherwise, check with the person that performed the procedure. And it the took needs to be removed, it's best to think about whether an implant might be desired in the future because we often graft when extracting a tooth if an implant is being considered. Sometimes implants can even be placed at the time of extraction. But let's hope the tooth can be saved :)

I have two cysts in my upper jaw. Please suggest the treatment.

Yes. I recommend evaluation by an oral surgeon. Many times they are associated with teeth that need to be removed. In most cases, removing the tooth and cyst is definitive. But READ MORE
Yes. I recommend evaluation by an oral surgeon. Many times they are associated with teeth that need to be removed. In most cases, removing the tooth and cyst is definitive. But it's best to treat them before they grow too much. And if a biopsy is recommended, a definitive diagnosis can be made to rule out anything too serious.

Oral surgery and flying

Right away in most cases.

Stitches

Most foods are OK. But avoid hard and small items (like seeds) for the next month. The lower back sites are soft and hard foods could get stuck back there in the next 2-3 weeks. READ MORE
Most foods are OK. But avoid hard and small items (like seeds) for the next month. The lower back sites are soft and hard foods could get stuck back there in the next 2-3 weeks.

Is it necessary to have the wisdom tooth removed to prevent future problems?

Everyone is different. Examination by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon will let you know if 3rd molar (wisdom teeth) removal is needed.