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Dr. Tim J. Patel

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Dr. Tim J. Patel is a top Dentist in Walnut Creek, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Tim J. Patel is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Tim J. Patel is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Tim J. Patel is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Walnut Creek, California, Dr. Tim J. Patel is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Tim J. Patel
  • Walnut Creek, California
  • Boston University
  • Accepting new patients

Why does only one tooth area bleed when I floss?

You may have a food particle lodged in the area that has created some plaque and tartar. Another possibility is that you may have a vertical root fracture. Either way, You should READ MORE
You may have a food particle lodged in the area that has created some plaque and tartar. Another possibility is that you may have a vertical root fracture. Either way, You should see a dentist to have an evaluation.

Can I do teeth whitening with a front half fake incisor?

Whitening teeth cannot happen on a ceramic crown. The only teeth that whiten are natural teeth. If you are concerned about the shade of a tooth, you could choose to do a ceramic READ MORE
Whitening teeth cannot happen on a ceramic crown. The only teeth that whiten are natural teeth. If you are concerned about the shade of a tooth, you could choose to do a ceramic laminate veneer or a full coverage restoration, which is a crown. We also suggest that if you are interested in whitening your teeth, you should go through that whitening process prior to selecting the shade of the new crown or veneer.

What is the medication that the dentist will use as an anesthesia before my root canal?

Typically, we use Lidocaine and may supplement with an anesthetic called Septocaine. These anesthetics are very well tolerated by most people. Your dentist will discuss your prior READ MORE
Typically, we use Lidocaine and may supplement with an anesthetic called Septocaine. These anesthetics are very well tolerated by most people. Your dentist will discuss your prior medical history, as well as, any known drug allergies. Don’t worry. You should be just fine.

I underwent a root canal treatment and it is paining again. What could be the reason?

There is a possibility that you may have a restoration which needs to be adjusted. There is also a possibility that you may have a fractured tooth

Is the fluoride treatment at the dentist really worth it?

Yes, Fluoride treatments received at your dentists office are crucial for children up until the 14th Birthday, assuming that children visit the dentist every 6 months. Fluoride READ MORE
Yes, Fluoride treatments received at your dentists office are crucial for children up until the 14th Birthday, assuming that children visit the dentist every 6 months. Fluoride accumulates in the teeth and has a sustained benefit of fighting dental caries. We also recommend Fluoride for patients with non lingering hypersensitivity to hot and cold. We also recommend Fluoride for patients who are on the process of bleaching their teeth

Can an infected tooth spread the infection to the other teeth as well?

Fortunately, teeth infections do not spread to adjacent teeth, however, gum infections around a tooth could spread to adjacent teeth

Pain after a filling?

If you have thermal sensitivity (hot/cold) that lingers for greater than 30 seconds, you probably will need a root canal. If you have pressure sensitivity, you probably need an READ MORE
If you have thermal sensitivity (hot/cold) that lingers for greater than 30 seconds, you probably will need a root canal. If you have pressure sensitivity, you probably need an adjustment of the filling