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Drew Shulman

Dentist

Dr. Drew Shulman is a Dentist practicing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shulman 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.
Drew Shulman
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • Accepting new patients

My daughter's braces are too tight. Is there anything I can do?

Anti inflammatory medication such as Advil or Motrin.  It is common to feel some discomfort for a day or two after the braces are tightened.  If it continues, contact the orthodontist. READ MORE
Anti inflammatory medication such as Advil or Motrin.  It is common to feel some discomfort for a day or two after the braces are tightened.  If it continues, contact the orthodontist.

Is a baking soda rinse safe for my teeth?

Yes baking soda is safe for your teeth. It is not abrasive, but it really doesn't do anything special for your teeth and gums. It also doesn't contain fluoride which prevents READ MORE
Yes baking soda is safe for your teeth. It is not abrasive, but it really doesn't do anything special for your teeth and gums. It also doesn't contain fluoride which prevents cavities.

What can be done for chipped tooth?

Bonding is the least expensive solution. If the chip is small, then bonding would be the best choice. If it is a large chip, a porcelain veneer or crown would be the best long READ MORE
Bonding is the least expensive solution. If the chip is small, then bonding would be the best choice. If it is a large chip, a porcelain veneer or crown would be the best long term solution.

How can I get rid of teeth stains caused due to smoking?

Go to the dentist and have your teeth professionally cleaned. Smoker's toothpaste can be very abrasive and damage your teeth over time.

How long will I have to wait for my next session after first round of root canal?

As long as you don't lose the temporary filling, 1-4 weeks should be fine. If the tooth starts to bother you before the second appointment, I would give the office a call.

Can you suggest some way to reduce sensitivity?

Use an extra soft toothbrush and don't brush too hard. Ask your dentist to write you a prescription for Prevident 5000 Sensitive. It contains 5 times the amount of fluoride that READ MORE
Use an extra soft toothbrush and don't brush too hard. Ask your dentist to write you a prescription for Prevident 5000 Sensitive. It contains 5 times the amount of fluoride that you can buy in a store.

Do I have to be numb?

Every patient is different. As you get older, the nerves within your teeth shrink and often become less sensitive. For smaller fillings, some patients may be comfortable without READ MORE
Every patient is different. As you get older, the nerves within your teeth shrink and often become less sensitive. For smaller fillings, some patients may be comfortable without anesthesia. If you prefer to try a procedure without anesthesia, you can always raise your hand if you begin to feel things and the dentist could give you anesthesia at that time.

The dentist has recommended my son’s tooth extraction. Is it the right way to go?

It is difficult to say without seeing the x Ray. If the teeth are very broken down and can not be restored, then you have no choice. Extracting them may delay the eruption of READ MORE
It is difficult to say without seeing the x Ray. If the teeth are very broken down and can not be restored, then you have no choice. Extracting them may delay the eruption of the permanent teeth but it not affect their appearance. If they are repairable, it would probably be less traumatic to fix them.

Do dentists offer services to the uninsured?

Dentists definitely offer services to uninsured patients. Fewer than 50% of my patients have insurance. Most dentists, including myself offer some form of financing for larger READ MORE
Dentists definitely offer services to uninsured patients. Fewer than 50% of my patients have insurance. Most dentists, including myself offer some form of financing for larger treatment plans.

Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

You should see a dentist ASAP. The longer you wait, the greater chance you will have of loosing the tooth.

Wisdom teeth removal

A general dentist can remove any tooth that he/she is comfortable with. Some GP dentists refer all wisdom teeth while others refer very few. Wisdom teeth that are unerupted are READ MORE
A general dentist can remove any tooth that he/she is comfortable with. Some GP dentists refer all wisdom teeth while others refer very few. Wisdom teeth that are unerupted are considered impacted and are usually more difficult to extract. They are the teeth that are most often referred to an oral surgeon.