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Dr. David Padula

Dentistry
Fridley, MN
35 years experience male

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Fridley, MN

Address

7260 University Ave. NE #115, Fridley, MN
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Padula Dental PA

Fridley, MN

Office

Minneapolis, MN

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Muscle irritation : Possible causes are muscle or joint irritation due to injection or opening to extended period of time. If this continues, contact dentist and have ch... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Dry socket: Go back to the person who removed the teeth to evaluate possibility of dry socket. Probably caused by t=one of the lower tooth extractions.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Nerve damage?: Sounds like maybe some type of nerve damage could possibly be cause. Check with medical practitioner to evaluate.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Many causes: Bleeding, central cyanosis, congenital heart disease, contusion, copd, lung disease or even a blue lollipop are some causes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
key hole: Should be a hole in the main apparatus that the key fits into.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Braces can't fix all: There are situations that the ability to move the teeth into a good biting pattern can only be achieved with surgical help. If you have a question as... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
I would guess: Just think about how much it hurts to bite your tongue. Tongue splitting is generally done by non-medical personal that may not have any medical train... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Teeth can move over a lifetime unless you wear a retainer forever. Also the health and maintenance of the supporting structures like the bone and per... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
A big yes: Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too lar... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Any lesion that has been present for a week or 2 should be evaluated for possible problems. In specific cases a biopsy can be needed to make a defini... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Salivary gland?: There can be fluid formed lesions that are formed by the minor salivary glands on palate. Cannot diagnose without direct exam and should be looked a... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sinus Infection: Probable sinus problem causing. Could also be tooth infection but not definite without radiograph.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
It can: By grinding, you are creating trauma to the tooth. This can lead to soreness of the tooth, but may not be the only cause. Have a dentist evaluate fo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Have it checked: Any bump or lesion in mouth should be looked at especially if they change in color or size. Many 'bad' lesions can be painless but not all lesions ar... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Get x-ray: An examination by a dental professional is necessary to evaluate the health of your tooth. This will generally include x-rays, examination and possib... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Probably not: Lumineers are very thin porcelain veneers that generally used for cosmetic procedures. A broken tooth usually requires more extensive restorative opti... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Adjustment needed: Adjustment is a good idea. This area is a common area for irritation. See your dentist soon.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Most teas do: Not sure exactly but most teas do stain. The darker teas like tend to do more so.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: Three things required to treat infected teeth are antibiotics, removing the cause of the infection and your body's defense mechanisms. An effective an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends on amount: As far as when you can eat it depends on the type of restoration placed. As far as feeling right, it depends on how much was given, location of of inj... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pressure: Usually the need to put pressure on area with guaze biting is helpful. There are occasions when a blood vessel is involved and possible surgical inte... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Worse problems: If a person puts off having an exam they could end up having more problems with greater costs just by waiting. If a problem can be taken care of in i... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not really: If you have ever looked at the bottom of the cup that has held coffee or tea for any amount of time you notice staining. This can happen also to your ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Stomach reflux: You could be a case of stomach reflux. You may want to watch when and what you eat before bedtime.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
You Can't: There is no permanent way of whitening. Teeth will naturally darken with time and eating and drinking certain food items. Crowns and veneers cover t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ok if used sparingly: The main concern under an immediate denture is the healing of the extraction sites. Denture adhesives can help with retention but use sparingly while... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Usually no.: Most space maintainers are made with a wire soldered onto a metal band that fits around a tooth next to the space. Placement can push on the gum tiss... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Soreness: The response depends on how many teeth, the extent of the condition of the teeth and oral cavity in general. Some discomfort and swelling is normal af... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Maybe: It depends on whether the teeth which are the third set of molars in the mouth are impacted or not. The alignment and crowding can also determine the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes and no: First a graduate of a dental school has to take boards in most states and acquire a license to practice in the state he or she wants tp practice. Thi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sinus problems: As far as the pressure in upper teeth, this may be caused by sinus problems and possibly a sinus infection. You may want to check with a physician.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
High?: Possible cause is high fillings which could also cause jaw problems. Other causes include a nerve irritation which may or may not heal, injection irr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
See a dentist: May be a localized infection with eruption. A dental evaluation is needed to see if this is happening. Probable eventual removal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
The shorter better: A temporary crown when being used between preparation and cementing a crown usually stays on 1-2 weeks. There are other reasons for placing a tempora... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Maybe/maybe not: There are many different causes for mouth sores and HIV is only one of them. There are even less dramatic causes like stress that can cause the forma... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends on reasons: Some people have surgery on their palatal areas to remove tori (excess bone formations that get too large or they can have soft palate surgery to redu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Maybe: Different diets can possibly lead to bad breath. This can also be the signs of stomach problems. See your dentist and physician for a more definitiv... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Probably: Nobody knows the actual cause of the condition but there is also no official cure. For most people this condition does not pose any concern. Make su... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Mucocele possible: Possible cause of problem is a mucocele or a mucous cyst. Indirectly caused by possible trauma or blocked minor salivary gland. Area should be check... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Get checked: Any lesion that has been present for over 2 weeks should have a medical professional check. Sometimes a biopsy is the only way to diagnose the lesion... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends on timing: Not sure based on question whether the extraction was recent and or has been awhile and the tissues have healed over extraction site. It is best to k... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Red and swollen gum tissues also could indicate gingivitis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Different procedures: A crown is a fabricated covering made outside the mouth and then cemented on a prepared tooth. A post is a reinforcing procedure which is normally d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Maybe: Any lesion that lasts a week or more should definitely be evaluated at your dentist or ent. The chance of the problem being serious is low for your a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Change Toothpaste: This "toothpaste burn" may be the result in a response to some ingredient in the toothpaste. Try another brand and give it a week or so to heal up. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not directly: The constant use can cause self abuse with the lack of oral care and increase in habits that can lead to tooth loss.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Could be Flonase: One of the possible side effects of Flonase is candida infections.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Multiple options.: If a tooth is severely damaged, without nerve damage, crowns, or fillings usually are common options. Veneers can be done with less extensive damage.... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Probably: You might be able to wear any type of form fitting mouth guard that allows the capp machine to fit correctly. Maybe even an athletic guard.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: This can be either a mucocele (fluid filled) or even a fistula which can be from a tooth infection. Have this checked by a dentist to verify.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Padula is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Padula is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! This is exactly the info I was looking for. Your great. Bye!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Dental School
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Minnesota - Winter
2013
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