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Dr. Meng Syn

Dentistry
San Jose, CA
39 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
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

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

294 Answers
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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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Laser therapy: If its a blister from a herpes blister, there is a procedure to accelerate healing and relieve pain using a laser. The swelling of the lip is rela... 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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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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Does it hurt: Fissures in the tounge that are painless even after eating salty or acidic foods are fairly common and benign. They are artifacts of the papilla that... Read More
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I doubt it: If you feel something sharp or hard in a lower adult tooth extraction site, its more likely to be piece of bone or tooth segment. If you see a toot... Read More
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Yes: Depending on where your neuralgia is located , your pain can feel like it originates in a tooth, even if the tooth is healthy. A dentist can test a... Read More
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Could be a tonsil: A unilateral sore throat that gets progressively worse is a common symptom of a peritonsillar abcess. If the pain persists, you should see your phys... 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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Opening the Bottle?: I think the phenomena has to do with dehydration that may occure over night due to the combination of alchohol metabolism or mouth breathing, or both... Read More
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Culture the bacteria: Some common symptoms of an abscess in the brain are headache, changes in mental status, muscle or body weakness, speech slurring, nausea, fever, seizu... Read More
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They can be related.: Kidney stones can occur when there is an imbalance of electrolytes and water in the urine. Not drinking enough water is the most common cause of kidne... Read More
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It's the Acid: Sodas are the most significant dietary source of tooth decay. It is the acids and acidic sugar byproducts in sodas that cause decay and erosion of to... Read More
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Pack it: Dry socket or alveolar osteitis is inflamation of the bone in the extraction socket . It is painfull and can be treated with a medicated pack by you... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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See your dentist: Sometimes bad breadth is not caused by ineffective oral hygiene and sometimes our oral hygiene is not as effective as we think . Have your dentist ... Read More
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Yes: The tongue is highly inervated and vascular. There are many potential complications to this surgery and the surgeon should be licensed and knowledgab... Read More
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Possibly: Depending on how large the gaps are and the shape of your teeth, orthodontics, like invisaline may help. You may also need some cosmetic veneers or ... Read More
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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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Sinus or tooth....: Given the short description of symptoms, several possibilities come to mind. You could have an ear or sinus infection that is referring pain to you... 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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Unrelated: Commonly, swollen lymph nodes indicate an infection in the area they drain. Infected teeth can cause swollen lymph nodes. Teeth can become infecte... Read More
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Yes: You are probably using listerine agent cool blue for kids which has a blue disclosing dye and tints your teeth blue. This was formulated by design t... Read More
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Yes: Especially if your mouth is typically dry. The alcohol in listerine may desiccate your mouth tissues.
A 28-year-old male asked:
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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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Metalic taste: The metallic taste is probably from the phlem that you are coughing up. The most common causes of metallic tasting phlem are a side effect of medicat... Read More
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Call your dentist: Depending on how long it has been since your extraction bone graft, it is possible you have an infection in the extraction graft site that needs atte... Read More
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No: Canine teeth are the longest rooted teeth in your mouth and are usually the last to fail. Sounds like by coronal leakage, you mean that there is an i... Read More
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Many possibilities: Red cheeks are from the vasodialation of the vessles near the surface of your skin. Anger, embarrasment or stress can effect those vessles, also hea... Read More
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Really?: Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary c... Read More
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Metallic Tastes: You may have this taste as a side effect of medications you may be taking--specifically antibiotics. It can also be caused by dehydration. Less like... Read More
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Yes: Typically cold sores start out as vesicles (clear pimple) and burst into a ulcer. A white headed pimple is a localized infection resulting in a ... Read More
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Yes: Apthous ulcers and herpes can occur in the throat. Herpes in the throat is known herpes esophagitis, herpes of the throat or esophagus is extremely r... Read More
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It's ok: The common ingredient in professional and OTC whitening products is carbamide and hydrogen peroxide. The concentrations vary from 2% to 22%. Baking ... Read More
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Not normal: It is quite possible that there is a complication with your extraction sites. It is important to keep in touch with the doctor concerning these post... 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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Yes you can: Avoiding carbonation is to avoid acidic drinks that etch your teeth around the brackets. In general you should also avoid, fruit juices, red wine, an... Read More
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This is not unusual: Your baby's jaws are growing but the teeth coming in are actual adult size. In time, those teeth growing in behind will move forward displacing the... Read More
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Manage the batteries: If you use the toothbrushes everyday, you obviously will need the batteries to be fresh in order for them to function. You might consider a plug in, ... 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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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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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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No: You should see your dentist and have them checked. The sensitivity is a sign of pulpal irritation. Possible causes of the sensitivity are periodontal... 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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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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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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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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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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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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No,: Cialis is a vasodialator and is may be effected by other vasodialators like "nitrates" (nitroglycerin). Nitrous oxide is not a vasodialator and does ... 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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