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Dr. Aaron Smith

Dentistry
Puyallup, WA
23 years experience

Locations

Aaron D. Smith, DMD PLLC

Puyallup, WA

Address

15214 Canyon Road E,. #220, Puyallup, WA
Directions

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
NO!!!: I am assuming you mean non-diluted chlorox, which is never acceptable. Sodium hypochlorite, the active ingredient in chlorox, is very toxic and very ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Get antibiotics . . : For infection, you will need antibiotics to reduce the bacterial growth, and then treat the tooth asap. This is much more important than the pain med... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Nope . . . .: In my opinion they are two different words to describe the same treatment. Every is a 'cosmetic' dentist these days. Aesthetic is a newer term that ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes, but . . . .: Bleaching systems that don't use the blue light can work equally as well. Results can vary tremendously. Just because someone uses the 'blue light' ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
The same . . . : Teeth treated endodontically should look the same, with the exception of an access hole that is drilled on the biting surface of back teeth or the bac... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
It depends . . . : Without seeing your teeth, there is no way of knowing the severity of your malocclusion. It really is a case by case scenario. Please see an orthodo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Absolutely . . . .: I agree with dr. Rutman. As long you are able to tolerate it, there is no reason why two or more teeth can not be worked on at the same time with a r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Antibiotics?: Usually a root canal is needed because there is pain and/or infection. Antibiotics may be taken prior to a root canal to manage the infection, if the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes . . . .: Expect to feel vibrations and the sensation of fluids from rinsing. Do not expect to feel any pain from the actual procedure as it is routine and pre... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes and no.: It really depends on how you look at. It is possible to brush your teeth as effectively as battery powered brushes, however, brushes like the sonicar... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
The one you like.: As long as you choose a soft bristle toothbrush, there is no better brand over another, in my opinion. Choose the one that you like the most so that ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
You tube . . . .: . . . . Would be a great place to see specifically how it is done. Here it is in a nutshell; you will be anesthetized, you will have a rubber dam pla... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Unknown . . . : I recommend you see a physician or an oral surgeon right away. Without knowing any other details of your life and health history, any guess i could m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
There are many . . .: Dental procedures are vast and many. Please ask a more specific question.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
It's viral . . . : Cold sores on the outside of the lip are usually viral and the virus lives in the nerve of the affected side. There are triggers that bring them abou... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Use Sensodyne first: The source of your sensitivity needs to be determined by a dentist first. It may simply be an exposed root that could easily be treated with a dentri... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Around 6 years old : A good generalization is that children begin to lose teeth around the age of 6. There are many exceptions to this rule, both ways. I have had patien... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Not likely: If your extraction was years ago, the pain is likely associated with something else. I recommend seeing a dentist for an exam so that you can be cert... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Infection . . . .: The area is likely infected. Please see your dentist to discuss the risks and benefits of having the tooth removed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Inflammation . . . .: After a tooth has been treated with a root canal, there can be inflammation which can result in pain/discomfort. The ligament fibers of the tooth tha... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
See your dentist . .: A pimple on your gum is usually a sign of infection. If the 2nd root canal has not resolved this pimple, the tooth may have a fracture in the root th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
Dentistry 23 years experience
Hold on tight!: If your back tooth is that loose that you think you can pull it out yourself, then chances are this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of dental ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

OHSU
Graduated 1999MD
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