Q: I have not been to the dentist this year as I had a bad experience with a painful shot by my dentist about two years ago. Is there anything new that can eliminate the shots? A: While at the beach this ...
Category: Laser Dentistry
May 28, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I have old, decaying crowns. One doctor said he wants to replace them, but says I need gum surgery first, which adds additional fees. Another doctor said I could do without the gum surgery. What is your take on this? Alan in Boynton A: Look, I am ...
February 12, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I am forced to choose a new dental office due to my financial needs, which must be in my “crappy” insurance provider network. How can I know if this dentist is using the new technology? Anne R. in Wellington A: The keyword here is “crappy”, as all dental insurance plans ...
June 5, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dear Readers: Due to an overwhelming response from a recent column, I am repeating a topic for the first time in six years and 300+ columns. Q: For several years now, we have had a growing, ugly purplish bump on our ...
July 4, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I was told I need gum surgery by my periodontist and my general dentist. I see a lot of information on the web about the use of the laser vs. surgery, yet both my doctors do not use this ...
July 3, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS