Dr. Theodore Ritota

Dentistry
Delray Beach, FL
11 years experience male

Locations

Office

Delray Beach, FL

Address

3401 South Federal Highway, Delray Dental Building, Delray Beach, FL
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About

Bio

General Dentist wtih my practice concentrating on Implant, Cosmetic and reconstructive full mouth dentistry. Been in practice in Delray Beach Florida, in the same locations with my brother John since 1981. My dad was also a general dentist have retired in 2004 and now spits his time between New Jersery in the summer, (where my family is from), and Florida in the winter

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Dentistry

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198 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
C dentist: U have an abcess most likely and probably will not get complete relief otherwise.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Never heard of that: They r usually viral and it is possible to be immune to a virus.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: That will be determined on the "why" the implants are needed. For instance if an accident cause the loss, of a tooth the implant is usually covered. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Sometimes: It is possible if the dislocation is not too severe. Otherwise u will need to seek treatment.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Shorthly: Give it a week or two.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Best way: Seek a dentist that use laser. Laser treatment for canker sores very easy for patient and very effective.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes, but...: I'd recommend u wait till after delivery.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Weak hygiene: Brush tongue with toothpaste.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Fingers: By sticking their fingers down their throats.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Care credit: Go to a dentist that takes care credit and you can get 0% loan for months.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental cleaning: Get one now and then in your eightth month. Foes and burs regularly. Pregnancy ca cause aggravated gums if not clean.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Resist cavitiess: Fluoride in controlled proper doses makes the teeth more resistant to decay. Very effective.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Overnight: Usually good with todays filling in just a matter of hours, but certainly safe if you wait overnight.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Moving teeth: If not severe repositioning the teeth can correct the overbite.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Your fingers: Make sure you hands are clean whenever you touch your face. Sounds simple but essential.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
3 Factors: Two of which you have control of , home care and diet and one you have no control of, your genetics. Some of us are just unlucky and very suseptible ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Swelling lips: And poss rash and vomiting.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Better results: Con; more expensive, but worth it if you really want a more lasting whitening. Over the counter systems generally not strong enough chemicals to make... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Often: Generally as much icing as possible in the first 24 hours. Most effective in keeping the swelling to a minimum.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Usually very easy: Correct by getting back to the dentist that made them, very common to need an very quick easy adjustment which usually corrects the problem.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
See dentist: The longer you wait the worse it will get.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Get treatment: Don't fool around, the abcess is most likely causing septicemia, barrels in the blood system that can result in additional illness.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Unfortunately....: Sounds like your toothache is too advance for Aspirin to help anymore. You may not get any relief until you get to a dentist, which is my recommendat... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes, teeth: Xrays mostly for the hard structures of the body, bones and teeth, MRI shows much more, but more costly.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Parents help: Usually this is seen when the parents bias the kids in a negative way.. Parents need to positively reinforce theirr experience with doctors.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Phosphoric: All acids bad, but phos much stronger than citric.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Possibly: If you teeth are sensitive to hot and cold water from the destruction from not brushing than that is why you might be scared of drinking water.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Extent of surgery: He must have felt you needed it to be safe.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Make sure you don't.: Have an infected upper tooth, which can often cause the symptoms you have written about.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not in the 1st 24hrs: Wait until the 2nd day if not longer after the extractions until start rinsing with salt water.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Need prof cleaning: I suspect you have gums that aren't as healthy as they can be. Healthy gums will not bleed nor be tender after any eating. If you gums are inflammed... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Wisdom teeth?: Sounds like a wisdom tooth problem. If you havent had them removed get to a dentist to check them for you. Could also be from a very advanced cavity ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not advisable: A dentist guided mouthguard is most often what is needed to get successful results for tmj. You are more likely to further agravate your situation th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Implants that.....: Replace your missing front teeth. Implants are becoming one of the best ways to replace missing teeth, if the patient has good bone or is willing to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Couple of things: It is more common for adults to retain some "baby" teeth. Or more unlikely are genetic defeciencies resulting in improperly formed teeth.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Start with: Good dental hygiene. Proper and daily flossing and brushing and use a good mouthwash.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: C a dentist, most likely an infected tooth.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Fire station: Check w/ your local fire department, often they offer certification courses.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Have dentist recheck: Healing can take quite some time, as there can be any number of possible healing complications. Get back to the dentist that did the surgery and have... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Good question: Long debated topic, but in a nutshell, in very controlled doses, which it is when added to water it is very beneficial to dental health. Extremists e... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not yet: Scientist are working on that, but haven't been successful yet.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: If not treated clinching will ultimately manifest itself in damaging either the teeth or the muscles of the jaw. See your dentist and get a night gua... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Should subside: Sometimes takes a few days but usually resolves without issue. If persists get back to you dds.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not good: You need a dental exam, with an xray. Gums and tissues between teeth should be pink and relatively smooth. "bumpy thing" could be a tooth or gum abce... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Extremely: If you are suspecious, get to an oral surgeon immediately.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Ask your dentist: Most dentist complete root canal treatment with some form of an endodontic sealer. There are quite a few that can be used.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Try several: I have had patients that one works for and not on another, so it is advisable if one doesnt give you a positive result try another brand.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Good antibiootiic: Especially for dental infections also not expensive.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
1 week: Usually after a week you appearance shoullld be normal again.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 11 years experience
Involve question: Best to consult an orthodontist, they study and know the growth of the jaw, face and skull, all interrelated. Basically the projected lenght of your j... Read More
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Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ritota is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ritota is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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