Dr. Meng Syn

Dentistry
San Jose, CA
40 years experience male

Locations

Almaden Dental Associates

San Jose, CA

Address

841 Blossom Hill Road Suite 213, San Jose, CA
Directions

Office

San Jose, CA

About

Bio

Private Practice since 1983.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

294 Answers
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A 52-year-old member asked:
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Yes: In my 30 year career, seeing patients from 4 generations of families, and treating identical and fraternal twins, i believe there is a significant... Read More
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Unlikely: Jakob cretzfeldt disease is a prion diease whos vector of transmission appears to be through injestion of or infection from infected organ tissues suc... Read More
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School and exams: Graduating from an accredited dental school, passing the national boards, passing the state board exams and getting a dental license in he state you ... Read More
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Love: The real answer is anything that can be spread in saliva. Kissing is considered oral transmission. A common transmitted microbes would be mono (epst... Read More
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Can be tricky: In most cases where orthodontic movements are being made around implants, great care should be taken to take the implant crowns completly out of occl... Read More
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The dextran capsule: Plaque mainly consists of streptococcus mutans--a bacteria that produces a sticky capsule made of polysaccharides (dextran) which sticks to the teeth ... Read More
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Illnesses in mothers: Infections in pregnant mothers can cause intrinsic (on the inside of the tooth) discoloration in their offspring by effecting the enamel as it devel... Read More
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It Doesnt: Saliva in itself will not prevent decay. Saliva is the bodies natural acidic buffer. Saliva helps neutralize the erosive effects of acid on teeth as... Read More
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Have it checked out.: Dislocation vs broken is where the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joint (TMJ) sockets. The main thing you will feel is that... Read More
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Dental Braces?: Orthodontics is usually an elective proceedure however there are certain pre-existing conditions in which braces may improve the quality of your life.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Can be non dental: There are many non dental causes of bad breath. Diet postnasal drip. And gerd for instance. In more serious cases, bad breath may be a symptom of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Yes: If your denture contains no metals, there should not be a problem. Ferromagnetic items pose problems for mris. A full denture does not normally hav... Read More
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Related symptoms: When there a problems with temperomandibular joint which is located right in front of the ear, there can be symptoms related to the ear such as pain... Read More
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Don't tip it off: When removing a partial metal denture from back anchoring teeth, it is important to place it and remove it 90 degrees to the teeth. If you are takin... Read More
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One appointment, but: Braces can be removed in one appointment however the fine movements involved in finishing your case can take longer than your predicted length of trea... Read More
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Yes: There are an estimated 20 million people wearing dentures in the us. From a cosmetic perspective, we can make dentures that are not noticeable. Fo... Read More
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Crown Lengthening: Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure in which a greater amount of tooth structure is exposed by lowering the bone and tissue level for the purpo... Read More
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Thats relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was ano... Read More
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Yes: Some people use their toothbrush like a saw and some use it like feather duster. If the composite is near tissue, of course overbrushing can cut the... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less.... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Salivary glands: That area is dense in salivary glands, it may be an occluded salivary gland. Sometimes they go away by themselves. Have your dentist take a look... Read More
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Increases CRP level: It's been shown that oral bacteria associated with chronic gum disease enter the blood stream and trigger the liver to make proteins such as CRP that ... Read More
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No: The most common infected tooth that causes cheek and eye swelling is the upper canines. These teeth are not anesthetized with injections at the back ... Read More
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Yes: If there is unusual pathology associated with the extraction, a sample is sent to a pathology lab where it is prepared, examined and diagnosed. The e... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Polymerization: Heat cure implies that heat is needed to accelerate or catalyze polymerization. Obviously it is not used intra orally since adding heat to a mouth is... Read More
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They are the same: Dental caries and dental decay describe the complex reaction of dental bacteria on teeth that results in the localized acid erosion and destruction o... Read More
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Dental Exam: You wont know if the headaches are from you TMJ unless a dentist diagnosis that you have dysfuntions, treats the problem and thus relieves your headac... Read More
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Could be many things: Besides sinus issues, infections, gastric reflux and drug side effects which should be rulled out with an examination, I have found that the most com... Read More
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Heart Attack: Pain from a heart attack can also radiate from the chest, , arm, shoulder and back to the teeth , jaw and throat. With the chest pain, this is unlik... Read More
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Never seen that: A symptom of tmd can sometimes involve the ear usually manifesting itself with soreness at the anterior wall of the outer ear. Ear symptoms range fr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Talk to your Dentist: There are many types of ulcers found in the mouth caused by many things from tooth infections to viruses. Best to have a dentist determine what kin... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Ave 6 months: Some infants are born with teeth. Teething signs include excessive drooling, discomfort and crying, and refusing a pacifier when they normally take... Read More
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Many options exist: There are many levels of expertise in dentistry when it comes to the use of general sedation. Some dentist have extensive training and other do no... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Try cold compresses,: The redness in your face after extractions is due to inflammation which is part of the healing process. You can temporarily decrease inflammation wit... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Your dental work will be carefully monitored by faculty dentists who are often leaders in their field. Also, you will likely be seen by more than on... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
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~$5000: Implant $1200 bone augmentation $800 implant abutment $800 implant crown $1900 possible other surgical slints $300 3d ct scan ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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You could be bruxing: Some people, esp those under stress, grind their teeth at night. In addition, biting your cheeks and tongue could be due to a slight misalignment o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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I would wait: In general, it is preferable to wait till after the first trimester before an emergency extraction . Depending on the severity of the tooth, it i... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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See a Dentist: There are many, many things that can cause soreness in the roof of your mouth. The most common I have observed is inflamation due to dryness. The ... Read More
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Not Sugar: Seriously, you need to see a dentist to treat the toothache. No food will make it go away. On that note there are some natural compounds that will... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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2-3 days: Depending on how extensive the grafting was, it shoiuld heal at near the same rate as an extraction. Once the soft tissue closes, you should be pre... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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More common lately: There are many sources of Fluoride in our environment. Besides misuse of Fluoride supplements and toothpaste (ingestion) there are sometimes high le... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Teeth work in pairs--upper teeth occlude with loser teeth and together they are abel to function. When one wisdom tooth is removed, eventually the op... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
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Yes: If you are careful to not damage the temporary and it was made correctly, you should be ok for three weeks. The temporary keeps the prepped tooth and... Read More
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No: There have been no studies showing ill effects of topical anesthetic on dental hard tissues, but there is evidence that too much ingested or absorbed... Read More
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Sounds like teething: If your daughter is not allergic to either advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) you can give her the appropriate dose to manage her fever and pain. It s... Read More
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See a Dentist or MD: There is a condition called burning mouth syndrome that ive seen associated with gastric reflux disease. Ive learned since that bms can be a primary ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Brush and Floss: Brush, floss and see your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. Watch your nutrition and self check. A clean and healthy smile is linked t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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See a dentist: Severe hot sensitivity is more ominous than cold sensitivity and could mean that your tooth has irreversable puplitis and may requires a root canal. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Dont panic: The white spots on your tonsils are consistent with you strep throat which is a bacterial infection of your throat. The patches on your tongue are mo... Read More
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Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Syn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Syn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It was not aborted by perio. I'd never use a general dentist for this stuff. Need expert in gums and bone. That is the expert. OMFS is an expert, as well. Too many thing...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sounds like more pain and for such a high non-insurance coverage cost. Even 1 implants are for those in the upper middle class and above or for those who want Care Credi...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your response. I only have the pain the next morning but have revisited my dentist for an adjustment

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern Dental School, Chicago, IL
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
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