Dr. Thomas Pham is a Dentist practicing in Surprise, AZ. Dr. Pham 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.Dr. Pham had advanced training in the placement and restoration of Dental Implants, including implant retained dentures and bridges as well as single tooth replacement.The goal in our practice is to maintain our patient's dental health as well as contribute to their overall health.
Education and Training
Marquette DDS 1999
Dr. Thomas T Pham DDS's Expert Contributions
This pain could be caused by the tooth beginning to abscess or from a fracture in the tooth. It is always best to have these things looked at. An X-ray and symptom review is needed. READ MORE
This could be a lack of healing. I would recommend you get back in to have an x-ray done to see how the area is healing. READ MORE
Bleeding gums are always a concern. They can be a warning sign of something more serious. As a diabetic, you are at extra risk for infections. I would get in to see a dentist as soon as you can. READ MORE
Yes, we sometimes use an anesthetic to help really sensitive people get their teeth cleaned. There are also oral rinses that help numb all the tissues and these are super easy! READ MORE
Sensitivity can be caused by different things. Some as simple as the gums lowering to expose a more sensitive area of the tooth. It can also be a sign of a tooth with bigger issues. The only way to be sure is to have an x-ray to check the health of the tooth and check the tissue around the tooth. Sensodyne toothpaste can sometimes offer help. READ MORE
Sometimes, as we age the fillings we had as children and then had replaced later can end up causing fractures leading to need for Root Canals. Most root canals are needed due to decay or large fillings that cause these types of fractures. READ MORE
You should see a dentist right away. You may have broken the tooth into or close to the nerve. This can leave the tooth unprotected and could lead to an abscess. As for pain, over the counter Advil or Tylenol. READ MORE
Water flossing is not as effective but is still better than not flossing at all. using floss helps clean an area (interproximal) between the teeth that helps prevent decay between teeth and also keeps your gums healthy. Most of our patients use both or alternate between the two. READ MORE
Bleeding gums are a warning sign for you that something is wrong. Unhealthy tissues bleed. Gingivitis and periodontal disease can produce bleeding gums. This can be concerning for healthy people but being a diabetic means you have to be more vigilant. READ MORE
The cause of the infection needs to be addressed. Antibiotics can help short term but if the cause of infection must be dealt with. Extraction or Root Canal Therapy are likely treatments. Abscesses can be very dangerous, please don't wait to be seen by a dentist. READ MORE
Sometimes there can be an accessory (extra) canal in a tooth that may have been missed or it is possible that the tooth has not healed correctly. You will need an x-ray or CT to know the cause. Do not wait! Pain is a warning sign. READ MORE
Gingivitis is a term for gum inflammation caused generally by bacteria. This can be the early stages of a periodontal (gum) disease. The best thing a patient can do is to brush and floss regularly to keep the level of bacteria to a minimum. Seeing a dentist regularly to monitor this condition can catch problems at the earliest stages. Thomas Pham Dentistry READ MORE
Manual flossing is still the best! Water flossing is great for the tissue line but standard floss cleans the contact between the teeth as well and at the tissue line. READ MORE
Wisdom teeth can generally be removed in our office. There are differing difficulties involved with wisdom teeth. Some can be impacted by tissue and others by bone. Basically, some are more difficult than others to remove. There is also the option of sedation. We provide oral sedation in our office but to be put to sleep (general anesthesia) and oral surgeon is generally used. I hope this helps! READ MORE
This can happen on occasion when the bacteria levels get high. Continue to brush and floss as well as rinse with warm salt water a few times a day for a week and hopefully, your gum tissue will respond. If it gets worse or does not respond a follow-up appointment would be a good idea. READ MORE
Teeth can loosen up when hit due to the ligament that helps to hold the tooth in place. That being said, it could also be loose due to fracture. You always want to have an injured tooth looked at and have an x-ray taken to properly diagnose the area. You may want to consider wearing a sports mouth guard in the future to help protect your teeth! READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Thomas Pham Dentist 2000 - 2017
- American Dental Association
- Arizona State Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Dr. Pham served a residency with the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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- Plaque Attack: Habits That Lead to Plaque Formation
It goes without saying that good habits are the key for healthy teeth without plaque. Richard Price, DMD, spokesman for the American Dental Association, says that having teeth without plaque is easy. One needs to be consistent with healthy habits to have the best results.Plaque is a film of bacteria...
- Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Breast Cancer?
Being on top of oral health is important. This is not new information. From childhood, people are taught that brushing at least twice a day and flossing every day is essential.It is also well known now that smoking is a risk factor for cancer. However, what may not be common knowledge is the...
- Gummy Bears That Contain Xylitol Can Reduce Cavities
A new study has shown that gummy bears made of xylitol, a sugar substitute, can prevent cavities in children. In this study, 154 students from first to fifth grade of an elementary school in Washington were recruited. The students were given four gummy bears made with xylitol or malitol three times...
- Floss Your Teeth the Right Way
Alla Wheeler, RDH, MPA, associate professor of the Dental Hygiene Program at the New York University School of Dentistry, says that since the results of flossing are not immediate, most people do not think that the technique actually works.In reality, this is the best technique, as it does...
- Sleep Apnea CPAP Machines: Full Face Masks, BiPAP, and ResMed S10
What is sleep apnea?Sleep apnea is a serious form of sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is often interrupted while sleeping. The brain and other parts of the body do not get enough of oxygen when sleep apnea remains untreated. There are two main types of sleep apnea:...
- Gingivitis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
Gingivitis, or periodontal disease, is known as the inflammation of the gums. The most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene and poor dental care. This will lead to a formation of plaque. Plaque is a sticky film composed mainly of bacteria, which is also invisible. The bacteria forms on...
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