Dr. Owen Waldman is a Dentist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Waldman 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.
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It depends on the source of the infection, its location and to what extent the teeth and/or the bone are affected. Treatment options can range from needing periodontal care, a root canal or possibly even an extraction. It's best to go and get evaluated at a dental office ASAP. Owen M. Waldman, DMD Waldman Dental Group 6945 E. Sahuaro Dr, Suite A-2 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.waldmandental.com Scottsdale/Phoenix/Paradise Valley 480-551-6400 READ MORE
You can't. It has to take its natural course. Just eat right and care for it like your dentist told you. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Most likely, yes. I would get it checked out ASAP. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
No, just straightens them and allows for better ability to clean them and have a proper bite. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
There could be several reasons. It could be due to a cavity, it could be due a recession area on your gum line, it could be due to having your enamel worn away by grinding or erosion or even your bite being off. Sometimes certain food and drink, due to their acidity will cause these conditions to flare up. Try using a sensitive toothpaste, like Sensodyne or Colgate or Crest Sensitive and stay away from soda and acidic foods. If the symptoms don't subside or if they linger, see a dentist ASAP. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
The same way you do with your regular teeth. Brush, floss, and rinse. In the case of a molar implant, make sure to "hug" around the implant because the shape is different than around regular roots, since the implant is like a single root and molars are multi-rooted. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) at the least and periodontitis at the worst when bone loss could be involved. Regardless, if your gums bleed, you should make an appointment to get checked ASAP. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Depends on the situation. It could need a simple filling, a crown, a root canal and a crown or even need an extraction. The dentist needs to get an X-ray and see it clinically to determine your situation, but get it checked ASAP. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Much better to have an implant. This way you're not cutting down the adjacent teeth that may not have anything wrong with them and if there is an issue in the future, you're dealing with one tooth vs. multiple teeth. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, if the cavity is small and you feel you won't have any pain, you can choose to do the filling without numbing. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, make an appointment with a dentist ASAP Owen M. Waldman, DMD Waldman Dental Group 6945 E. Sahuaro Dr, Suite A-2 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.waldmandental.com Scottsdale/Phoenix/Paradise Valley -480-551-6400 READ MORE
The likely cause is either a large cavity close to the pulp (nerve) or a nerve that may be process of dying in which case a root canal would be needed. I recommend getting it checked ASAP. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, you can get a night guard to sleep with at night. If still having issues, then there's other things, like Botox or trigger point injections that can help in addition, but the simplest thing is to start by getting a guard from a dentist, not an over-the-counter one. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Mini's are OK for one tooth if the ridge is very thin or to support a denture when patient has a thin ridge, otherwise, better off with conventional. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
There are no "best" ones; most systems today all work well under proper conditions and proper placement. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, there can be side effects and your dental office should go over these with you when you sign your consent form prior to getting the procedure done. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes. You should get checked. It could be a couple of different things, so you need to have a dentist check it out. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, you will need local anesthesia and once numb, you should not feel anything. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes! Take her to a pediatric dentist or one that sees children ASAP. She may have that tooth for another 6 years before she gets her adult teeth. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, it can cause shifting of your teeth and change your bite READ MORE
Hello, There is no definite answer. Sometimes it will be sore and the patient is fine by that night. Other times, a patient can be out for several days. It really depends on how intense the surgery to remove the tooth was and each patient's pain threshold and healing ability. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
It's completely up to you. Most root canals are performed by general dentists, but if it's a particularly difficult case, the general dentist will likely refer to a specialist. As I said, it depends on your comfort level. If you have confidence in your dentist to do it and he/she feels they are skilled enough, then go for it. On the other hand, if you do feel more comfortable going to a specialist, then I would go that route. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, there are appliances that dentists can have made that are for sleep apnea where you don't need a C-Pap, but it depends on the severity of the issue. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes, you definitely should, especially if it's to the point your husband noticed. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Depending on how worn down it is, it can be repaired with some composite, but most likely an Onlay or full coverage crown will be best to repair long-term. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
I would seek a consult with an orthodontist. Braces can be put on at a fairly early age, but it really depends on several factors and each individual case. Seeing an orthodontist for a consult would be the best option concerning your son. Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
I wouldn't make a habit of it, but of you swallowed a little bit, you'll be fine :) READ MORE
As long as you are doing it properly with proper nutrition, it shouldn't affect the teeth READ MORE
It could be the sign of an acute infection, chronic periodontal disease or could be an issuer with it coming from the gut. I would start with a dental visit READ MORE
Yes it's true. Has to do with hormonal changes and the fact that you have another life inside of you that is taking some of your nutrients as well READ MORE
If it's along the gum line, most likely due to recession. If nor could be an issue with grinding of your teeth READ MORE
Hello, Sorry to hear that! Regarding your options, you have a few. If possible an implant would be best, 2nd best would be a fixed bridge and, lastly, if cost/insurance coverage is an issue, then the last option would be a removable partial denture, often referred to as a "flipper." Good luck. Best regards, Owen M. Waldman, DMD READ MORE
Yes it can. Diet and proper supplementation play a big part in our dental and overall health READ MORE
Unless it is from smoking or something that's exterior, otherwise, not likely READ MORE
Go back to the dentist that did the root canal and have it evaluated READ MORE
Yes! Go back to the treating doctor for evaluation READ MORE
Limit the amount of sweets, no sugary drinks or soda...water! After sweets, rinse with water and brush READ MORE
It may if the tooth is "opened" up. READ MORE
Yes, they do more with less effort on your part READ MORE
If it only happened once, then you may have cut the gums with food, etc, and don't worry too much, but of this is a normal occurrence, then yes it's something more serious and you should get checked ASAP READ MORE
What toothpaste or rinse do your use? Often times that can be the culprit. I have seen that sloughing off of "cheek skin" MANY times with people who use Crest ProHealth READ MORE
Periodontal disease does have a genetic component, so yes that can be a factor. However, there are several reasons that can affect periodontal health. Diet and overall health definitely play a big part. In addition, even though a person may brush and floss, if their technique isn't done properly in order to access the the bacteria, build up and inflammation can still occur. If you have regular hygiene visits, these are things the hygienist and/or dentist can go over with you to make sure your techniques are proper. There are also procedures and therapeutic rinses that can help if you are not in an advanced stage where surgery is indicated. That is why it's important to keep regular checkups and ask questions at your visits to address your concerns. READ MORE
Tough to answer without specifically seeing your case clinically and on an x-ray, but here are a couple of options. If you are under 25, most likely removal would be best, but again, can't make that definitive without seeing. Depending on the situation, that little flap can be removed to allow for cleaning around it, but again, can't say for sure without knowing the situation clinically and where tooth is positioned on x-ray. I would make an appointment to evaluate and see what would be best in your specific case READ MORE
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