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Dr. Robert Fong

Dentistry
Stockton
37 years experience male

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Robert Fong DDS

Stockton

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1833 West March Lane #4, Stockton, United States
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Robert Fong DDS

Stockton

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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

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29 Answers
1 Agree
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Amalgams are actually the least expensive material that dentists use. It is also one of the most long lasting. There are many reputable studies that s... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Talk to you dentist: How is you bite? If it feels like you cannot close completely, or if it doesn't feel right, it may need to be adjusted. If the cavity was very deep, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
At age 6: The front teeth start coming out at about 6. The back teeth usually start coming out at about 11 or 12. These are only averages. If your kids are out ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Decrease infection: It improves you chances of healing without complications. Any wound can get infected. The mouth is a very dirty place. By using the mouthwash you have... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Increase blood flow: Local anesthetics usually have something in them to constrict the blood vessels near the area of action to make it last longer. If you put a warm towe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes, but........: All insurance companies offer plans that cover almost any procedure you want. The real issue is what plan your employer has bought for you. In these t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Like any tooth, different people get them at different ages. They seem to be the most problematic from the late teens to the early twenties. If there ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: You will probably burn the skin in your mouth before you damage the teeth. If you have gum recession the teeth may be a little sensitive to hot things... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Your priorities?: Cost and longevity favor amalgam. If esthetics are your thing , then composites. The size of the cavity can also influence your decision. If it is sma... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: I think you may want to talk to your dentist again. There may be some miscommunication. Though many dentists love gold, I do not think that many would... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Composites are often the first choice as an alternative to the silver mercury fillings.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: If the pockets are shrinking, that usually is an indication that the breakdown of bone has stopped. You are not cured, though. Gum disease is a chroni... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Prescription only: Corsodyl is a brand name for a mouthwash that contains chlorhexadine. This type of mouthwash requires a prescription, but is available at most pharmac... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: If it cracks, any restoration can appear to, "fall out." a filling can crack because a new cavity under the filling weakens it, leaving it unsuppor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth wi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ask your dentist: It's best to check with your dentist. It is hard to evaluate an amalgam on your own. The mercury risk is one you need to decide for yourself. There a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Most dish washing soaps are too harsh for your dental appliances. The retainer would probably fly all over the place due to the force of the water spr... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Most likely: Not all abscesses are the same. If you are not responding to the medication, your doctor may have to try a different one. Unfortunately, there are man... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Maybe: There is nothing that is 100% safe. Unfortunately, no matter how stringent the testing, there will probably be some one that will have a bad reaction ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Color not the issue: A dry socket is when the blood clot is lost. If not the same day as the extraction, lightly rinse with salt water. if after the rinse there is somethi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Barter?: There are a number of sites that will trade services. If you have a product or service that you can offer, there may be a dentist who is looking to ba... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Likely nothing: The digestive system is not strong enough to break down the amalgam. It would most likely just pass through your system and wind up down the toilet.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
It's the same: My other colleagues have given very good answers to your question. I just wanted to let you know that what you experience during the process is not mu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: Dentists want to make the experience comfortable for you. If you feel you need something to help you through the procedure, ask about your options. L... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No simple answer: If you are put to sleep you won't feel anything. Even if you only get a shot you will probably not feel much. More likely, your imagination will make ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
State specific : Each state decides what benefits it provides. In california, based on your age, only emergency treatment and extractions are covered.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ask: You are entitled to copies of your dental x-rays. All you need to do is request them. The dentist is allowed to charge a nominal fee for duplication. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Always consult with your ob/gyn. Teeth cleanings are important to avoid pregnancy gingivitis. Emergency treatment is always preferable to letting an i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
Advil is ibuprofen: Prescription strength ibuprofen is 800mg. Without knowing the reason for the pain, I think you should stick with the prescribed amount, and not add an... Read More

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Apr 8, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCSF
Graduated 1985MD
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