Dr. Thomas Davis

Dentistry
Binghamton, NY
38 years experience male

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Fellow-Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow- Pierre Fauchard Academy, American Dental Association

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Dentistry

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226 Answers
151 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Blackberry : It would be best to have a dentist evaluate your gums before trying this. He can rule out why your gums are swollen. This could be due to something as... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Oral lesions: This could be related, however it would be best to have your dentist see the lesions while still present. Oral sores can have many different causes. I... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Over spitting: After spitting 2-3 times you can swallow and walk away from the sink and don't think about it. If you don't like the taste, try another flavor or bran... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Healing: Everyone heals differently, however it should take a couple weeks. The hole (socket) should fill in soon after, about one month.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Implant: Have a dentist that deals with implants evaluate this. He will review your medical history and take radiographs to evaluate the bone. In most cases im... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Extractions: This is a judgement call between your dentist and you depending on the complexity if the extractions. Oral surgeons do extractions all day long and ge... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Othodontics: There are different types of appliances that apply pressures on teeth in various positions. With time they can get loose as the teeth are brought into... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dentistry : Cosmetic vs aesthetic dentistry are the same. All dentists strive for this with every dental treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
WaterPik: Excellent. Use caution on angulation of the tip. It should be 90 degrees to the tooth so it causes a circular force around the neck of the tooth along... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Heart Disease/Stroke: Previous research has shown a "possible" correlation of periodontal disease/chronic tooth infection with heart attack and stroke. However a recent pap... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Panoramic radiograph: A panoramic radiograph is one tool to evaluate the bone contours around the TMJ region. Other additional detection techniques such as doppler ausculta... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dentures: Restoring the mouth helps stabilize the TMJ and balance the bite. Opening the bite will also relax the muscles of mastication. Temporary appliances ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Premedication: The concern is the "remote" possibility that bacteria from the mouth could enter your blood steam via cut or scrape, extraction etc and colonize on th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sedation: Discuss this with your dentist so he can recommend a dentist in your area that does this type of dentistry.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dental Clinics: The care at tufts univ school of dental medicine clinic is excellent. The clinical instructors watch over every case closely and great care is given ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Extractions: The opposing tooth should also be removed or it will continue to exfoliate (grow out of the gum) and you will start to chew down on the gum.
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Wisdom tootheruption: Sometimes when a wisdom tooth is erupting it may create pain and then it goes away after it breaks through the gum. This is a normal occurance that do... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Fees: Sometimes a simple call to various offices will be helpful. Word of mouth is always helpful in finding a dentist you can be happy with.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Decay: Cavities/decay are the same. Another name is caries.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Swelling: This could possibly be a tooth infection or a blocked parotid ( salivary) duct. You should see your dentist as soon as possible. He will run some quic... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Comfort: The majority of patients do well without a local anesthetic. Your dentist can make a judgement call on smaller restorations and decide with you. If yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dry socket: When a extraction site heals too fast from the top down this can occur. It is better to heal from the bottom of the socket first and gradually work it... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Pre-estimate: Ball park figure. The surgical placement of dental implant about $2, 000.00 and the custom abutment including the crowm about $1, 700. Approx total $... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tooth infection: This could be a tooth infection requiring a dental radiograph, possible antibiotic, and maybe a root canal or extraction. You are having a radiating p... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dental consult: There aree so many options to get your teeth looking beautiful. See a dentist to find out what can be best for you. You will be amazed . I also love p... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Excess Saliva: Could it be the toothpaste or mouthwash you are using before you go to bed? Do you have any special snacks a few hours before bedtime? Do you watch fo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Navy: The navy offers excellent medical and dental benefits. Visit a recruiting office near you to discuss or go online.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
TMJ: Fabricate a occlusal splint/night guard (plastic appliance that snaps onto you teeth) or do a occlusal equilibration (bite adjustment reshaping teeth)... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Emergency: See your dentist is the best advice as soon as possible. Some patients do better with mild temperatures. Hot/cold could cause pain. You most likely n... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tooth Decay: Only extensive decayed teeth need to be extracted if they can't be built up again. Early detection of decay will preserve tooth structure and protect ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Chewing Gum: The Fluoride in the toothpaste might loose its effect. I would wait. Occasionally would not be a problem. Gum with xylitol may have some positive prop... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
ENT: Yes. Physician called a otolaryngologist (ent).
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Chewing Gum: It is not good to chew gum for long periods of time. I might suggest chewing a gum that may be beneficial to you by reducing the acid in the mouth. X... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Guar gum must knows: Can reduce the effects of some birth control pills(ethinyl estradiol). If taken with diabetes medications it can make them double potent thereby caus... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Implants: Almost everyone. Evaluation of the medical history, radiographs to evaluate bone, review of medications and to see if the patient has any medical comp... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dental treatment: Contact your local dental society in the phone book and they will lead you to some programs in you community. You might also call a few dental offices... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tooth infection: Yes it can. See your dentist for a exam and x-ray to rule out infection. If dental is ruled out you should contact your physician.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Medical history: You should consult your endodontist or general dentist to see what would be best given your medical history. Sometimes they may prescribe a antibiotic... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Brushing: Possibly let her pick out a battery operated toothbrush and paste at the store. They have action figures, cartoon stars etc and different flavored pas... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Insurance: Generally yes. However never let a insurance company dictate your health needs. Only you and your dentist can decide what is the best course for you. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Erosion: Avoid acid products, brush gently as toothpaste is abrasive, avoid carbonated drinks, soda, avoid chewable vitamine c tablets, wait a half hour after ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tongue: You should highly reconsider this. Please discuss the risks with your doctor. You will regret it down the road.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Cosmetic procedures: Cosmetic procedures in dentistry can be pain free. Some porcelain veneers can be done without novocain (procaine) and prepless, meaning no tooth struc... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Orthodontics: You should have your dentist refer you to a orthodontist to evaluate your bite and give recommendations on what can be done to correct your malocclusi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Partial Dentures: Implants are ideal if your dentist has offered it as a option. A partial denture is another good option depending how many missing teeth you have. Als... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Orthodontics: If you have had the spacer in for 12 days you should be fine. If you put the spacer in and it keeps falling out then the spacer is working as it has c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Anesthetics: It depends on the type he used and if it has a long lasting Epinephrine . It can range from less than one hour to eight hours depending on the type
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Mouth rinses: Yes. Over use of hydrogen peroxide is not a good thing. It can change the normal flora of the mouth and can also burn tissues if used daily. Using a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Hobby: It's good to have a hobby that you enjoy. You should encourage this unless there is some danger to him with equipment that may injure him. Possibly yo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dental Websites: Check american dental association, academy of general dentistry, your family dentist may also have a education site.
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Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Davis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Davis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for fast response to my post. I noticed not all of my message was posted. There was a lot more to give you a better insight.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for all your help.And for taking the time to answer me. :)
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thank u. you gave me a better perception of what type of infection it was. thank u for taking out ur time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Fellow-Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow-Pierre Fauchard Academy
Top Doctor, First Place, Binghamton, NY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
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