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Dr. Herman Sonny Spera, DDS

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

Do toothaches always mean an infection?

Simple answer? No. There are many causes for toothaches and sometimes infections do not cause a toothache. The key is proper diagnosis, which usually means necessary and appropriate READ MORE
Simple answer? No. There are many causes for toothaches and sometimes infections do not cause a toothache. The key is proper diagnosis, which usually means necessary and appropriate X-rays, a detailed history of the problem, a review of your medical history, your past dental history, prior X-rays, and then usually some clinical tests and examination. There is no substitute for diagnosis and it takes time, experience, information gathering, and testing.

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How young is 'too young' for braces?

Tricky question ... there are some minor things that can be corrected at a young age. Also, by using the word "braces," are we only talking about metal things that go on the front READ MORE
Tricky question ... there are some minor things that can be corrected at a young age. Also, by using the word "braces," are we only talking about metal things that go on the front side of teeth? Sometimes a child can benefit from an early intervention into correcting a bad situation, such as irregular jaw relationships, improper arch sizes or developments. This would involve orthodontic appliances and some are metal and some are plastic, some are fixed inside the mouth, some are removable...

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What do sealants do?

What sealants do is provide a barrier of protection against plaque and acids that are produced inside the grooves of teeth. It’s like a Saran Wrap layer on the deep crevices. It READ MORE
What sealants do is provide a barrier of protection against plaque and acids that are produced inside the grooves of teeth. It’s like a Saran Wrap layer on the deep crevices. It helps reduce the possibility of cavities forming in these deep, often impossible to clean, crevices. It’s by no means bullet proof but it does provide and added layer of defense against acid attack and dental cavities.

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How can I strengthen my teeth?

To strengthen your enamel requires the use of fluoride. This comes in many different forms, gel, toothpaste, rinses, etc. Using fluoride can help remineralize weakened enamel and READ MORE
To strengthen your enamel requires the use of fluoride. This comes in many different forms, gel, toothpaste, rinses, etc. Using fluoride can help remineralize weakened enamel and also strengthen existing enamel. Check with your dentist to find the right form for you and the right dosage; too much is not good either.

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What causes cold sores in a person?

Many times cold sores, especially recurrent ones, are from a virus: Herpes. Many times it appears as a clear “vesicle” lesion, or rather a clear elevated "bubble-looking" sore. READ MORE
Many times cold sores, especially recurrent ones, are from a virus: Herpes. Many times it appears as a clear “vesicle” lesion, or rather a clear elevated "bubble-looking" sore. It usually runs its course and is gone in two weeks.

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Are these crackling sounds in my ear from TMJ?

Tough question . With a lot of TMJ issues extreme jaw movements create difficulties if not additional trauma to the disc and joint itself. Not sure exactly what problems you had READ MORE
Tough question . With a lot of TMJ issues extreme jaw movements create difficulties if not additional trauma to the disc and joint itself. Not sure exactly what problems you had with your TM Joint but trying to limit full extensions of the jaw will surely help. Joint noise is never a good sign but doesn't mean it's permanently a problem . You may need to revisit your Dr that helped treat your TMJ problems.