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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 procedure. ... Read More
Q: I recently needed a crown on a tooth that already had a root canal. Why did the dentist still have to shoot me all up with shots of Novacaine all over again, even though the tooth had its ... Read More