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Dr. Justin Zumstein

Dentistry
Providence, RI
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Providence, RI

Address

159 Governor St, Providence, RI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Rhode Island

About

Bio

At Zumstein Family Dentistry, we specialize in general dental care for the entire family. We offer the highest quality dental care available in a friendly comfortable setting

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

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
17 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Very safe: It is possible to overdose on nitrous. This happens if the body does not receive enough oxygen. But, modern delivery systems of nitrous in dental of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Combining Ibuprofen (motrin) and Acetaminophen (tylenol) works well for otc pain relief. They each work on different pain receptor sites making them ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Sometimes necessary: Removal of silver fillings is necessary only if they are defective or if there is additional decay.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Bleaching: Whitening toothpaste can help reduce stains (coffee, tea, tobacco) on the outside of teeth. But, to really whiten teeth, there are three different ty... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Possible : It's possible that it's a dry socket. But, it's more likely that it's an infection or a 'bone spur'. Contact your surgeon.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Basically,: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Likely not a cavity: There are many causes for sensitive teeth. See your dentist to determine the cause of the sensitivity.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: If they are symptomatic (hurting) then it is a priority to have the wisdom teeth removed. If they are not hurting, then waiting for a convenient time... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Basically,: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not necessarily. : There are many causes for sensitive teeth. See your dentist to determine the cause of the sensitivity.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: Cavities can progress at different speeds for different people. Check with your dentist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
The cavity will: Keep getting larger and larger. Eventually, the remaining tooth structure will not be large or strong enough to support a restoration (filling) and th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
It happens: It is one of the risks when having wisdom teeth removed. It is most often a reaction to the medications given.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Several approaches: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity. See your dentist to determine what the cause of the sensitivity is. Frequently, a change in toothpaste an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Usually 18-24 months: Typically, it will take 18-24 months of bands and brackets to correct most overbites. Most cases take 24 months. Extreme cases will take longer and m... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: 'milk teeth' will not grow back if lost.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
A few options: Over the counter pain medication like infants Acetaminophen or baby oral-gel or a store bought teething ring that is chilled or frozen. A damp washcl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: Typically, 20 'baby' teeth followed by 32 'adult' teeth.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Average 24 hours: Typically, patients will have some pain relief from an abscess after taking antibiotics for 12-36 hours.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are for infections. A dry socket is not an infection. It is basically an exposed part of bone that has lost it's blood clot. The usual t... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes : It can happen. There are several types of medications that can be placed in a dry socket. Some are more prone to coming out by themselves.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Loss of bone: Bony support is required to keep teeth stable. If bone is lost, via periodontal disease for example, teeth can become loose.
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Painful : A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
So many variables: Cavity diagnosis without the help of a dentist is like making any other medical diagnosis without the help of a doctor. See your dentist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not much: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Most around age 6: Most children will lose their first baby tooth around age six. The range can be highly variable. Between age five and seven is common.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Whitening toothpaste: Whitening toothpaste can help remove tea stains. A professional cleaning at a dental office will remove most tea stains as well.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly: There are many causes for sensitive teeth. See your dentist to determine the cause of the sensitivity.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity. See your dentist to determine what the cause of the sensitivity is. Frequently, a change in toothpaste an... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not grinding: Pain in the hard palate is not from grinding. Have your dental professional take a look when you are experiencing the pain for a diagnosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Nightguard: A nightguard, or an occlusal guard will physically protect your teeth from 'gritting'. A guard can act as a reminder for a patient not to "grit' or c... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Bleaching: Whitening toothpaste can help reduce stains (coffee, tea, tobacco) on the outside of teeth. But, to really whiten teeth, there are three different ty... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
It's harmless: Geographic tongue affects about 2% of the us population. It is a harmless alteration of the cells on the surface of the tongue. It's cause is unknow... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends on Type: Short acting will last 1-3 hrs medium will typically last 2-4 hrs and long acting can be 8-12 hrs.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Can be...: Limited mouth opening following oral surgery is a rare complication. If a patient cannot fully open their mouth after wisdom teeth are removed, they ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No standard answer: At least one tooth must be missing before a denture could made. Different dental insurance plans will have different stipulations as to how many teet... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes. Two ways: A cavity can 'attack' the root surface of a tooth. If a cavity becomes large enough to reach the nerve of a tooth, it can kill the nerve of a tooth i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
48-72 hrs: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No - Bacteria: Bacteria cause cavities. Infants are born without the bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from parents, grandparents, caregivers to an infant by sh... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Two things: Whitening toothpaste everyday and regular cleanings at your dental office at least twice per year (in addition to decreasing coffee consumption and to... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Not necessary to return to the surgeon unless there is an increase in pain, swelling or a fever develops.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Will not pose a problem. Continue to follow post operative instructions from your surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Two ways: Whitening toothpaste everyday and regular cleanings at your dental office at least twice per year (in addition to decreasing coffee consumption and to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Combining Ibuprofen (motrin) and Acetaminophen (tylenol) works well for otc pain relief. They each work on different pain receptor sites making them ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Charcot-marie-tooth disease is a group of disorders passed down through families that affect the nerves outside the brain and spine.

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Apr 6, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zumstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zumstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Rhode Island Monthly Magazine Top Dentists
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
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