Dr. Jacqueline Zoma, DDS
Dentist6330 Orchard Lake Rd Suite 130 West Bloomfield MI, 48322
Dr. Jacqueline Zoma is a Dentist practicing in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Zoma 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.
Education and Training
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery degree 2013
Wayne State University Bachelor Degree 2007
Dr. Jacqueline Zoma, DDS's Expert Contributions
Hi! Great question! I personally recommend to all my patients to brush, floss and use a fluoridated mouthwash before going to bed. The fluoride helps to prevent cavities. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! That is a great question for your orthodontist, but from my clinical experience, teeth take time to move through the bone. It does not happen fast and moving teeth too fast can be a bad thing and cause future problems. Hang in there and time will pass! Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! Yes you can. Continue to be gentle with swishing though. Do not vigorously swish. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Hi! This is a great question! It all depends on the overall teeth alignment in the mouth. Sometimes, it's better to do orthodontics and straighten all the teeth to get them back into a better position. This will both fix the bite, teeth alignment, and also close the gap in between the teeth. Orthodontics is always a great option. Another option, depending on the size of the gap and how your teeth fit together, are veneers or crowns are as well. Again, an overall complete evaluation of the mouth would have to be done because there are many factors that come into play when deciding the right treatment for you. Every patient is different and every patient may require something different tailored to them specifically. I hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! Forever! You should wear your retainers at night forever to prevent the teeth from crowding and moving out of position. As we age, our teeth will move and we need to hold them in place. A retainer is worn at night to help prevent what we call, relapse of the teeth. READ MORE
Hi! Typically crowns are put on teeth that do not have root canals. You don't need to have a root canal on a tooth in order to have a crown. A crown can be placed on a tooth that is completely normal and alive, but has cracks or has a fracture. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! This is a great question! Antibiotics will help temporarily, but will not eliminate the inflammation. We typically see this around wisdom teeth and the tissue around the tooth will continue to be inflamed until the wisdom tooth is taken out or the excess tissue is removed with a minor gum procedure. Your dentist or an oral surgeon can evaluate the extent of the inflammation and decide what treatment is best tailored for you. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! It depends on where it hurts from? Are their sharp edges around the plastic? Is the retainer tight around the teeth since its new? Normally, retainers fit snug at first and then they start to stretch over time. I would consult with your dentist or orthodontist that gave you the retainer to see where the problem may be. READ MORE
Hi! Yes you need to wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment. It is recommended that patients wear their retainer every night for the rest of their life to prevent the teeth from shifting. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! Gum pain after a root canal depends on when the root canal was completed. If you just had the root canal done today or yesterday, then the tissue may be a little sore since the root canal specialist uses what we call a rubber dam, to isolate the tooth and keep it clean. The pain should subside after a day or two. If you have other issues, I would reach out to your dentist or root canal specialist to check the area to make sure there is no infection or trauma. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! You can treat it like a natural tooth. However, I do tell my patients that they can not chew on ice or hard candy as I would never recommend this for our natural teeth either. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! It all depends on the surgery itself, length of time, what's involved and the patient. This would be a great question for the surgeon that will be performing the surgery for you. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! That's a great question. Yes, a tooth can be infected under a bridge. A tooth that is connected to a bridge that is not cleaned properly will accumulate plaque and bacteria, which can lead to a cavity on that tooth or even both teeth that are used to connect the bridge. If this cavity progresses, it can lead to the tooth needing a root canal, which, if left untreated, will develop an infection at the end of the root. There are other reasons why a tooth can get an infection, for example, if a tooth is fractured, it can develop an infection as well. I hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! In my professional experience, I have not seen a patient getting a sore throat from a dental implant. There could be another underlying cause for it. READ MORE
Hi! I am so sorry that you still are experiencing pain. Typically, when a surgical procedure is done, such as an extraction or a dental implant, the pain will usually peak at day 3-4 and will subside and get better with a little soreness. Some patients in my practice experience no pain which is great! While others say that have a little pain, but only last for a few days and subsides. In more complex cases, if the procedure was difficult or took longer, the pain may last a little longer. If you continue to experience pain, I would consult with your dentist to make sure everything looks healthy and there is no infection. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! Usually this is up to the treating doctor. If pain medications are needed after a root canal is done, I typically like to prescribe or have patients take ibuprofen if it allows with the patients medical history. I would consult with the dentist that did the root canal to see what they would recommend specifically for you. READ MORE
Hi! I am unsure if vinegar removes tartar from teeth. I personally believe routine dental cleanings every 4-6 months with proper home care is the best solution. Hope this helps! READ MORE
Hi! What type of mouthwash are you using? In my experience, most mouthwashes that I recommend to my patients are liquid. I am unsure of the gel consistency. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Oakland Dental Society
Professional Society Memberships
- Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Oakland Dental Society
Dr. Jacqueline Zoma, DDS's Practice location
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Get to know General Dentist Jacqueline J. Zoma, DDS, who serves patients in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
Dr. Zoma, a native of the Detroit area, is a graduate of the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry where she received her DDS degree. While at UDM, she traveled to Honduras with the Christian Dental Association providing dental care to underserved patients. She was honored with the Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics Award from UDM School of Dentistry. She has also been recognized as a top dentist in Hour Detroit Magazine and a top dentist in Women in Medicine. Dr. Zoma provides all phases of General Dentistry, including Cosmetic and Implant dentistry.
A message from Dr. Zoma: “I chose the field of dentistry because I have a passion for helping people look good, feel good, and stay healthy. I value all of my patients and treat each and every one as if they’re my family member. Dentistry is personal to me. Taking the extra time to listen to my patients and providing the best care possible is very important. Dentistry is not a job for me, it is my life” -Dr. Zoma
Dr. Zoma’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and the Oakland Dental Society.
Dr. Zoma is a passionate general dentist who maintains a private practice in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, known as Zoma Dental – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. The dental providers at Zoma Dental include, Dr. Jacqueline J. Zoma (General Dentist), Dr. Avery J. Murav (General Dentist), and Dr. Heba Abuhussein (Board Certified Periodontist).
Zoma Dental offers a wide variety of dental services, including professional teeth cleanings, ZOOM whitening, Invisalign clear aligner therapy, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain crowns and veneers, bridges, dental implants, fillings, removable dentures, partial dentures, root canal treatment, sealants, extractions, periodontal surgery, as well as emergency dental treatment. Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Zoma has completed numerous hours of continuing education courses, which allow her to deliver high quality dental care to her patients.
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