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Dr. James Wallace

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Washington, DC
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

Midlothian, VA

Address

1680 Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA
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Specialties
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Not Likely. : Thrush thrives in a warm moist environment in an immunocpromised patient or a patient on antibiotics. It is generally asymptomatic and not painful. It... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Minimum of 12 years: Oral & maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry. After 4 years of college you must complete 4 years of dental school . After dental school yo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Do you snore? : Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (osas) is more than just loud snoring. It is a sleep disorder that often leaves patients tired and without energy dur... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Yes: Common snoring is annoying but not usually dangerous. However loud snoring can be a sign of a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea sy... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Yes : Tmj is a complex problem which is often muscular in nature. Chewing gum is a muscular.Activity which can initiate or exacerbate muscle spasm. Therefor... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Yes!: Revision surgery to improve a cleft lip nasal deformity can be done at any age. I recommend going to a major university with a cleft lip and palate s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Not likely!: If you car is parked in a well ventilated area (not in a garage) and your exhaust system is working properly, then you are not going to be exposed to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Yes!: There are several benign arrythmias which do not directly cause death. These include premature atrial contractions, isolated premature ventricular con... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Trouble swallowing. : A lump or mass in the oropharnyx is difficult to see. Usually the earliest sign is trouble swallowing. Pain or bleeding is a "late" sign and usually m... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Absolutely. : Taking antibiotics is the single most common cause of oral thrush. Once you stop the antibiotics the thrush should disappear. If it doesn't then have ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Allergy or infection: Sudden swelling without pain is likely an allergic response. If pain is present then infection is possible. In the absence of trauma and pain, an unco... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Check your pulse. : A heart arrhythmia is an irregular series of heart beats. It is not a fast or slow rate but an irregular rate. The most common arrhythmia is a prematu... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Sorry too vague. : There are too many possibilities for left sided chest/abdominal pain to suitably answer this question in the space available and without a clinical e... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Don't swallow bones.: Bones are not easily digestible, but the real risk of swallowing fish bones is that they may pierce the esophagus and become stuck. It is the small b... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Before an Emergency!: It is best to see a dentist before a child has an emergent problem. The main purpose of early visits is prevention and it is helpful for a child to be... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Not predictably. : Painful ulcers are best treated with a topical medication to numb the pain. For single ulcers try orabase b or xylactin b. They are available otc. For... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Unproven-suggested: Several large studies on cvd suggest that there is an association between cvd and poverty. The variables in the studies were not controlled and there... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Don't swallow bones.: Bones are not easily digestible, but the real risk of swallowing fish bones is that they may pierce the esophagus and become stuck. It is the small b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Several days: Chewing gum is excreted from your bowels like any other food. Depending on your rate of excretion that could be 1 to 3 days. Chewing gum is not dige... Read More

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

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1974MD
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