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Feb
2015

Q&A: Can a chin augmentation help after orthognathic surgery?

Andrew Pichler, M.D., FACS Picture - LocateADoc.com i've had orthognathic surgery to repair an open bite but i still have a droopy lower lip and am a mouth breather and have trouble eating with my mouth closed. Can a chin augmentation help with these ... View full question & answer >>
Feb
2002

Q&A: What can my mother do regarding TMJ and is now addicted to the pain medicines and has developed a tolerance?

David King, DDS Picture - LocateADoc.com My mother has been suffering from TMJ for years now and has become addicted to the pain medications prescribed to her. She has seen every doctor in our city and no one can seem to help her, just keep ... View full question & answer >>
Feb
2002

Q&A: Should I be concern for myself and my boyfriend if I have a Papilloma lesion, possibly from HVP?

David King, DDS Picture - LocateADoc.com Recently during a procedure to have a tooth pulled my oral surgeon noticed a "lesion" on the roof of my mouth. A biopsy was done and the results were Papilloma. My oral surgeon said this is ... View full question & answer >>
Jan
2002

Q&A: What options do I have to get better numbing / sedation for oral surgery? OUCH

David King, DDS Picture - LocateADoc.com I have to have alot of dental work done. Several root canals and fillings, BUT I never seem to get numbed enough. Even after 3 shots or so it still hurts. What other options do I have. I'm tired of ... View full question & answer >>
Jan
2002

Q&A: Would the use of NSAIDS and muscle relaxants work for TMJ and other joint clicking and what else should I do?

David King, DDS Picture - LocateADoc.com Dear Dr. I am an interventional cardiologist. I have had clicking (poping) of both my TMJs since about 10 yrs without any pains. Since about 2 weeks, my right TMJ is starting to be painful while eating, ... View full question & answer >>
Jan
2002

Q&A: What can I do to stop the pain and stimulate bone growth in my one undeveloped jaw?

David King, DDS Picture - LocateADoc.com I was told that the left side of my jaw has not developed since I was a elementary age child or before, and diagnosed with TMJ symptoms. I have had artherosentesis and therapy and a nerve block. Is there ... View full question & answer >>
Dec
2001

Q&A: Do I need to stop taking Accutane for acne if I need to have a wisdom tooth removed?

I've been taking Accutane for acne 20 mg (.5mg/kg) once a day for 5 weeks . I have since developed an infection around a wisdom tooth, and it looks like it needs to be removed. Should I stop the Accutane, ... View full question & answer >>
Dec
2001

Q&A: Should I stop Accutane for acne and how far in advance before having oral surgery?

David King, DDS Picture - LocateADoc.com I've been taking Accutane for acne 20 mg (.5mg/kg) once a day for 5 weeks . I have since developed an infection around a wisdom tooth, and it looks like it needs to be removed. Should I stop the Accutane, ... View full question & answer >>
Dec
2001

Q&A: Is it possible to have my chin reduced in length?

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon Picture - LocateADoc.com My chin looks very long looking at me from the side (in my opinion a witch)I want it cut or somehow fixed. Is that possible??? View full question & answer >>
Dec
2001

Q&A: Should I be concerned if I continue to have severe pain from teeth extraction and I have daily visits to deal with dry sockets?

David King, DDS Picture - LocateADoc.com I am a 41 year old female. I just recently had 2 impacted lower teeth removed 1 week ago. I have been in pain since that day. on a pain scale of 1-10 , 10 has been everyday since surgery. Returned to ... View full question & answer >>