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Dr. Jake Richards

Dentistry
Pocatello, ID
12 years experience male

Locations

Oak Mountain Dental, Dr Jake R Richards

Pocatello, ID

Address

135, Warren Ave, Pocatello, ID
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

AFLAC

Aetna

Blue Cross of Idaho

About

Bio

Worked in a Federally Qualified Health Center for 4 years where we treated patients with and with out insurance. I have now moved on to private practice and I am excited to apply the concepts and skills acquired over the years to my new patients. I enjoy many aspects of dentistry and so I am happy to provide a wide variety of procedures including; cleanings, fillings, bonding, pediatric dentistry, limited orthodontics, root canals, extractions, implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers and more. I feel that patients need to have ownership in their oral health and I enjoy discussing with my patients their needs and desires and trying to take care of both.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

520 Answers
219 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Not really: Some may tell you do this or that and you may get temporary relief but an abscess is an infection and if it is tooth related then until the tooth is fixed or taken out it will come back over and over again. You can try OTC pain relievers but they will only be patch help not true help. Hope you find a dentist near by to help. Look for a health clinic with a dental office, they may be able to help
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
No but...: It is not normal to have teeth bleed after brushing but it almost always means that you are brushing properly and/or you need a really good cleaning. Plaque builds up along your teeth and gums and if you don't brush it ALL off it causes inflammation and then bleeding when you do try to get it off. You need a good cleaning then some better instruction on how to brush and of course do it daily :)
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Depends: Where you are is usually the determining factor. Probably around $100-$150 for the extraction but likely you will have to pay for an exam and xray so closer to $200-$250 by the time its done. Could be more if you see an oral surgeon or want sedation. Good luck

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Richards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Richards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much for the information you have relayed. It is so satisfying to know there are doctors who still care.
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I was younger Id always play with my jaw movin it side to side one day I jumped flat on my stomach onto the Bed & I've had pain ever since
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yepp. Infected nerve. Root canal needed.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry
Graduated 2009MD

Affiliations

ADA, KDA
NNOHA
Idaho Dental Association
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