Q: I have complex needs, but need the work to be done around my business and travel schedule. I am finding it difficult for dental offices to work with me. What do you suggest? A: This question could not ...
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Q: I recently had just one missing tooth replaced with an implant. The bill had nine different charges! What gives?! A: Mom, I told you to stop emailing my column! (I thought I gave her the Josephs family discount ...
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Q: I cannot tolerate a removable denture due to a strong gag reflex. I am willing to replace my missing teeth with dental implants, but how will I avoid the dental impressions needed to make the teeth that will be attached ...
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Guided Tissue Membrane Q: I was looking at an itemized bill for removing and replacing two upper right back teeth. It shows I am getting a “membrane”. Is this needed, as it does add to the cost? A: Do you ...
January 11, 2017superiorvirtual
Dental Specialist Palm Beach Dentist Dr. Mitchell Josephs answers the question "When Should I See a Dental Specialist?" We took my son up to Boston last week to start four years of dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. I wonder ...
August 3, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Nasal Spray Q: Has dental technology come up with a way to get numb without shots? A: Forget the iPhone, the Tesla, breast implants and, my favorite, the Black and White Cookie: Get ready for Kovanaze, aka a mouth-numbing nasal spray. Mouth-Numbing Nasal ...
May 18, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: My dentist said he couldn’t place my implant at the same time he pulls my tooth. This will mean I wont get my permanent teeth for nine months. I have a sister who had her implants placed at the same time as her teeth were removed, allowing her to ...
October 16, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: My doctor wants to place bone grafts after he pulls some teeth before he puts in my implants. When I look online, I see so many choices of materials, including bovine (cow) grafts. What is best? Daniel P. in Boca Raton A: An “utterly” complex question, but I will “moooove” ...
October 9, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I recently had dental implants to secure a full lower denture. I am back at my summer home and noticed a sharp projection cutting into my gum. Is there anything wrong with adjusting dentures with some home tools? Fred in Nantucket A: Back in the early 90’s, I performed ...
April 10, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I find as I get older, I am becoming more cavity- prone. It seems like every year more teeth begin to decay underneath crowns and fillings that were done no more than five years ago. Did my doctor do ...
December 5, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: At a recent bridge game, a friend told me he spent $100,000 on his mouth. Was he ripped off? How is this possible? Tim in Palm Beach A: Dear Tim: A friend of mine told me he spent $100,000 on ...
October 24, 2012Dr. 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
Q: I recently had two implants with bone grafts placed on my lower left missing molar area. The dentist who placed them said he placed 10 mm long implants, but wish he had “placed longer ones”, but could not due to the location of an important nerve at the bottom ...
June 26, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
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 ...
June 19, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS