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Justin Nyland

Dentist

Dr. Justin Nyland is a Dentist practicing in Taos, New Mexico. Dr. Nyland 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.
Justin Nyland
  • Taos, New Mexico
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Accepting new patients

Is bleeding of gums dangerous for a diabetic patient?

Yes, being diabetic makes it much more important to get your teeth cleaned at regular intervals. You are more susceptible to periodontal disease, which will cause more problems READ MORE
Yes, being diabetic makes it much more important to get your teeth cleaned at regular intervals. You are more susceptible to periodontal disease, which will cause more problems related to your diabetes.

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

You need to go back the dentist who did the root canal and have them look at the tooth. There are many reasons the tooth may be sensitive.

Why are some people's canine teeth sharper than others?

Everyone's teeth are slightly different in size and subtle changes in tooth anatomy. It's probably just the way his teeth formed. If he is grinding his teeth, his teeth will get READ MORE
Everyone's teeth are slightly different in size and subtle changes in tooth anatomy. It's probably just the way his teeth formed. If he is grinding his teeth, his teeth will get sharper as they start wearing. If he is noticing a change in his teeth, he should ask his dentist.

Can a tooth abscess be seen on an X-ray?

Abscesses can be seen visually during a clinical exam and in radiographs. Early accesses can't always be seen on a x-ray. Specific symptoms and pain also factor into the diagnosis READ MORE
Abscesses can be seen visually during a clinical exam and in radiographs.
Early accesses can't always be seen on a x-ray. Specific symptoms and pain
also factor into the diagnosis and treatment. It would be prudent to have
your son seen by a dentist to evaluate the area of concern and make sure
the dentist get a radiograph.

What is a dry socket?

A dry socket is when the healing blood clot is lost after a tooth is extracted. They can be painful and usually take 7-10 days to heal. Your dentist can put some packing that will READ MORE
A dry socket is when the healing blood clot is lost after a tooth is extracted. They can be painful and usually take 7-10 days to heal. Your dentist can put some packing that will provide comfort. You can also try clove oil. I would recommend seeing your dentist.

Can I whiten my teeth with baking soda alone?

Baking Soda mixed with water is a great way to clean and whiten your teeth. I recommend this for patients who are sensitive to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or any other ingredients READ MORE
Baking Soda mixed with water is a great way to clean and whiten your teeth.

I recommend this for patients who are sensitive to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or any other ingredients in toothpaste. Using an electric tooth brush like a Sonicare will also help whiten your teeth.