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Dr. Ragan Faler

Dentistry
Stockbridge, GA
25 years experience male

Locations

Ragan L Faler, DMD, PC

Stockbridge, GA

Address

239 Village Center Pkwy, Suite 200, Stockbridge, GA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(678) 289-0383

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (The)

Humana Insurance Company

Ameritas

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company

Eagle's Landing Periodontics

Stockbridge, GA

About

Bio

Graduate of Mississippi State University in 1993. UAB School of Dentistry in Birmingham, AL in 1997. Masters from UAB Graduate School, and a Specialty in Periodontics from UAB and BHAM VA Medical Center in 2000. He is Board Certified and is also an adjunct professor at UAB Depart of Periodontics.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Dentistry - Periodontics

Doctor Q&A

243 Answers
284 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Could be: Depending upon the position of the wisdom tooth, there may be a hole and part of the root showing of the tooth infront. This generally should fill in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Clindamycin et al: Clindamycin and Keflex are some common antibiotics used for oral surgery. However, Keflex can have some cross-allergy if you are allergic to penicill... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Urine clearance: Valium is stored in fat and has several metabolites. That means on hangs out in the body for a bit. It will show up in a urine drug screen 3-5 days. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yeast: This sounds like you may have an oral yeast infection. If so, a simple mouth rinse can be prescribed to clear it up. Don't delay in seeing your dentis... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
IV sedation: Iv sedation is a very easy and safe way to reduce anxiety for dental procedures. Although proper training and equipment are needed along with the app... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Boards: After National Boards part 1 and 2, state or regional licensure board exams are required before beginning practicing. Visit the board website on the s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Do: Do get emergeny dental work done prior to delivery. You may be out of pocket for a while.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Sensitivity: Other than some sensitivity to cold, there isn't any damage that occurs. Whitening is temporary regardless of the method used.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
It can : A side effect of some artificial sugars, especially sorbitol, had associated with intestinal gas and diarrhea.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Xylitol or sorbitol : Look for xylitol or sorbitol as the sugar substitute in sugar free gum to avoid aspartame.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Follow ortho : Your dentist referred you to the orthodontist because he or she is a specialist in the movement of teeth. If your orthodontist says your are finished,... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Bad breath: Salivary stones, gum disease, tooth decay, and esophageal reflux are some of the common causes of bad breath. Chew your food more, but this is probabl... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Medication : It is very common for patients to experience nausea and vomiting after wisdom teeth removal if you were put to sleep. You haven't eaten for several h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Cervical disc hernia: This broad range of pain may be stemming from a bulging disc in the cervical spine. Orthopedics is a starting place for diagnosis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not good ones : If the fillings are intact, then you should not be able to pull them out. They are generally bonded to the tooth. Some silver fillings are mechanicall... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Wait : Wait 30 minutes after brushing to gain maximum effect of the flouride
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: If the TMJ is the problem, then tooth removal won't solve it. The TMJ problem would repeat itself with complete dentures as well.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Time: Like any burn, it will take time to heal the site. Immediately applying ice will coo.The tissues rapidly to lessen the damage and reduce seeking. Ke... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Ignore: Don't be alarmed if your child has a fever while teething.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not reasonable: Although dental x-rays are ionizing radiation, the dosage is so low for a single film that it isn't significant. A full series of films, or cone beam... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Greatly varies: Full mouth rehab with dental implants can be accomplished with a few implants fixed to a full denture. The implants can also be made into individual ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Toothache : Commonly hot and cold sensitivity is due to tooth pain when a cavity has invaded deep into the tooth. A filling or possibly root canal treatment may b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Pray: That is a question for god. But, the outer layer of teeth is an inorganic layer of enamel. To withstand chewing forces, this must be a very hard lay... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
TMD: When "everything hurts". Rule out the obvious tooth, gum, or sinus infection. Then begin to look at TMJ or joint and muscle pain. Clenching can be a b... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Aligners: Aligners are generally cheaper and for smaller orthodontic correction. Remember that you get what you pay for and that orthodontists are highly train... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Autoimmune: This is an autoimmune disease where layers of the tissues tend to separate. It doesn't go away generally but will "come and go". Don't let it get out... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Surgery: Patients with "oblong" or excessive lower jaw lines can have orthographic or "jaw" surgery to reposition the lower jaw and sometimes even reduce the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
No. : Herpangina is a viral infection commonly seen in children. It can affect adults. The virus is contagious and is passed through salivary contact, usua... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
You do it: This isn't going to be easy at first. But you will need to brush them. It won't take much but it is a must. Sing and count and hit each tooth about... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Origin: Bad breath can be caused from gum disease, tonsillitis stones, acid reflux, tooth decay. Rule them out by a check up and a good cleaning at your denti... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Periodontitis: Gum disease is a bacterial infection that invades the tooth's attachment to bone. As it progresses, more bone is lost as the infection spreads into t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
A good idea: A tongue piercing can not only crack a tooth, but can strip away the gum and bone on the back surfaces of the lower front teeth. When wisdom teeth are... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Prevention of...: Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels. An antiangeogenesis drugs will reduce the ability to form new blood vessels. They have been used to... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Could be either. Or a foreign object don't neglect or wait. See an oral surgeon, dentist, or periodontist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Periodontist: Mild gum disease can be a simple fix from your general dentist. But, a lot of gum disease is under treated. It is a painless infection, so you are re... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not a simple answer: Although i agree with my colleagues that for the most part, most "bad" teeth are lost due to bacterial infection of the tooth or gum, there is a genet... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
PA: The pa stands for professional association or sometimes pc, professional corporation. The doctors name is also the name of his company in this case. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Soft diet, non spicy: Acute abcessses will be aggrevated by temperature changes, so soft foods, that are close to room temperatures are most likely going to be more comfor... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not really : For an acute abscess, it isn't the best antibiotic, but may be of some benefit. Is a combination of 2 antibiotics used most commonly for utis. Bacte... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Many times yes: The invasiveness of dental implants varies greatly between cases. Some advanced procedures involve manipulation of various structures i while simple ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Average 7-8 months: Occasionally, the newborn will have a small tooth like bump called a congenital epulis can arise, which can interfere with nursing, or sometimes breat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: If you are allergic to tetracycline, or doxycycline, then you should probably avoid it. The dose is subtherapeutic so it isn't meant to kill bacteria... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Ortho relapse or...: If you are saying that your front teeth have moved after braces were removed, definitely return to your orthodontist to check your retainers. Hopefull... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Preterm low weight: Studies show that mothers who have gum disease are more likely to deliver preterm and low birth weight babies. This is due to the chronic inflammation... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Prodrome: If you frequently have cold sores, you should be well aware of when you experience the prodrome (early tingling before the outbreak.). Patients who ta... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Ice early : Use ice compresses on the side of the jaw off and on for the first 24 hours at 10-15 minute intervals. Good pressure with gauze sponges over the first... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Bacteria : A cavity is a hole left from a bacterial infection that has eroded the tooth. Smoking, sugar, genetics, general and oral health all play a role in o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Intrinsic staining: Intrinsic staining occurrs when the permenant teeth are developing. Most commonly this is associated with tetracycline given to young children or preg... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Especially after recent fillings or crown work.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 25 years experience
Individual basis: Sedation allows for a much faster and more comfortable procedure, especially if the surgeon runs into a challenge. Nitrous oxide and local means you ... Read More

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Jan 9, 2013
I commend Dr. Faler for his vast knowledge of all aspects of dentistry and his consistently excellent answers and advice.
Nov 3, 2012
very knowledgable and quick responses. We need more doctors like Dr. Faler. Excellent. Excellent!
Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Dentistry
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL

Awards

University of Alabam
Adjunct Instructor
Top Dentist, Third Place, Georgia - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association
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