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Dr. Alfredo Montes

Prosthodontist

Dr. Alfredo Montes is a top Prosthodontist in Deephaven, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Alfredo Montes is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Alfredo Montes is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Alfredo Montes is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Deephaven, MN, Dr. Alfredo Montes is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
12 years Experience
Dr. Alfredo Montes
  • Deephaven, MN
  • University of Minnesota
  • Accepting new patients

What causes mouth lesions and how are they treated?

Mouth lesions can be related to many factors. From Aphthous lesions, herpetic lesions, pemphigus, etc. The treatment will depend of its cause. The best way to determine the READ MORE
Mouth lesions can be related to many factors. From Aphthous lesions, herpetic lesions, pemphigus, etc. The treatment will depend of its cause. The best way to determine the cause and treatment, a biopsy should be taken.

Are these crackling sounds in my ear from TMJ?

If you had TMJ problems before, the sequels of that will remain with you for the rest of your life. A clicking is normal as longest there is no pain and is not getting worse. READ MORE
If you had TMJ problems before, the sequels of that will remain with you for the rest of your life. A clicking is normal as longest there is no pain and is not getting worse. That popping is the displacement of the disc in the condyle. An advice to you, do not open too wide your mouth because your jaw might locked or the muscles will be in spasms and that is very painful. My recommendation is to see your TMJ specialist to have an occlusal appliance fabricated to protect your teeth and your TMJ. Also to have your TMJ evaluated to make sure the disc is not worn down or you have some kind of arthritis or bone erosion.

What is the way to prevent fungal infections of the mouth?

Most of the fungal infections (Yeast) are related to wearing removable appliances like partial or full dentures and orthodontic retainers. Also can be related to a disbalance READ MORE
Most of the fungal infections (Yeast) are related to wearing removable appliances like partial or full dentures and orthodontic retainers. Also can be related to a disbalance in the normal flora in the mouth like taking antibiotics. Stress can cause also a disbalance. If you are taking medications or you have been under stress like emotional or sometimes a flu or a cold, you should follow up with your physician. If you are wearing a removable appliance you must remove it at night to allow gums to breath and relax. Your appliance should be soak overnight in water and you can add a FEW drops of regular bleach you use for clothes to kill any fungus present in your denture. MAKE SURE TO RINSE WELL IN THE MORNING YOUR DENTURE BEFORE GOES INTO YOUR MOUTH!. You will need to see your dentist also to have an antifungal medication to fight the infection.