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Dr. Thomas Davis

Dentistry
Binghamton, NY
37 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Pain: You should see your dentist as soon as possible to evaluate the tooth. You may need the bite adjusted, or a root canal. He may also put you on a antib... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Irritation: Yes, however please have your medical doctor look at your throat.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth Movement: Could be from a crooked lower tooth hitting it too hard and pushing it out of the arch. Also could be from bone loss or infection in the tooth. Please... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Mouthwash sting: Not necessarily. Have you tried a mouthwash without alcohol? This might be best for you. If you have a rope type saliva, it may be tissue sloffing of... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sleep Studies: Yes, sleep studies done on patients show reduced oxygen saturation levels and increased co2.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Minor jaw pain: After your cold clears see joe the jaw feels. If it persists please have your dentist evaluate this.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Toxic overdose: Yes it can be toxic.The proper amount of oxygen closely monitored by your dentist or anesthesiologist will assure a safe experience. Very safe, howeve... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Mouthwash: It now comes alcohol-free. Much better in my opinion.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Denture adjustment: Consult your dentist to see if it can be adjusted. Sometimes the back of the denture can be too long and needs to be shortened. Mouthwash or spray may... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Socket: I would prefer you contact the dentist that did the treatment today to take a look at the site. It is important that the material stay in place to get... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Infection: Delay of treatment will cause pain, swelling, fever, and loss of tooth. Untreated tooth infection can also be life threatening.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Infection: Not to my knowledge. But if a tooth had a old amalgam filling broken down and was not able to be properly cleaned, bacteria in the mouth could coloniz... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Periodontal: If your periodontal pockets have reduced-that is a good thing. Normal measurement is 0-3 mm. That being said, the gums will follow the bone. However, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Pain: Yes. You should see a dentist asap as you might have a infection in the bone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Whitening: Bleaching with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a slurry can whiten the teeth, but if your teeth get sensitive to air/cold or the gums burn discon... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Long Term Effects: Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke, auto accident prone, obesity.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Need exam: You may have one problem or possibly two different problems. It would be good to have your medical doctor see you to rule out a few things.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Virus spread: Herpes virus can spread to any open area such as a cut or sore on any part of the body by direct contact.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
TMJ: See a dentist first to have a TMJ evaluation. The exam will possibly include palpating of the muscles of the face, radiograph, checking the bite, dopp... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Orthodontic: It is hard to say without a exam. Many times the patient only see's 1 cm, but other areas need to be adressed. Generally i would presume about 1 1/2... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Career: Both are excellent programs. If you are academically motivated try to pursue the dental hygiene program. You will most likely be in demand. The progra... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Headaches: You should have your medical doctor examine you to rule out any pathology. He will probably order blood work and possibly x-rays and discuss your medi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Healing: No. The heat generated will not help with healing of the socket from possible dilation . Another factor is you are introducing a contaminant into a n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Bone loss: It depends on how much bone loss and why it is occurring. Your dentist can evaluate this. You will need to also evaluated if you are loosing bone in o... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Decay: Monitor closely. Eliminate soda, sugar products, brush after every meal, have Fluoride drops or lozenge if not in your water, regular check-ups at the... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Heal time: Approximately 2 weeks depending on your healing. If it is still sore give it another week.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Mouth ulcers: Your physician can prescribe a oral rinse to sooth and numb the tissues while the lesions heal. This will help immediately.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Migraines: It is possible "if" you have some sensitivity to ingredients in the gum. Also the possibility related to a bite (occlusion) being off and not balanced... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Herpes: I do not believe so. The virus would need a open sore, crack or cut to enter the body. Could a herpes virus live on food and then brush over a open so... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
IV: It is manageable . Just a tiny small quick prick. Easier than giving blood!
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Grind and clenching: Either the bite on your plate is not balanced on both sides or you may have much stress in your life and taking it out on your teeth at night. You sho... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
TMJ: Try to let your tongue fall "relaxed" to the floor of your mouth between your lower teeth. Don't have your tongue pressing hard against the roof ( pal... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Nose bleeding: Nose bleeds can be a symptom of high blood pressure. Also irritants, dryness, sinus infection. Please see your medical doctor to rule these out and g... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Extractions: The oral surgeon can make that decision based on your medical history. You should discuss your concerns.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Risks: Generally safe. Biggest risk is allergy to the anesthetic.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Retainer cleaning: With tooth paste and water at the same time you clean your teeth or a mild soap and water. The decision depends on the type of material? This should b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Penis lesions: This should be evaluated by your medical doctor while the lesions (bumps) are still present. He will rule out any pathology and advise you if it can b... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Wisdom Tooth: You should consult with your dentist to evaluate if you need a extraction. Chronic cheek biting can be pre-cancerous. He may refer you to a oral surge... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Chewing gum: I generally don't recommend gum. However it can be helpful if you can not get to a toothbrush after a meal, but only chew for 5 minutes. Never swallow... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Gargle: Try gargling daily with water or with a non-alcohol mouthwash. Brush and floss your teeth and tongue also try the sinus rinses daily , various brands(... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Rough teeth: Have your dentist look at the area you are describing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Longevity: With good brushing after meals, reg flossing, Fluoride rinses, dental cleanings and scheduled radiographs, eating healthy, avoiding sugar and carbonat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth whitening: There are many home tooth whitening products. Discuss with your dentist as the systems the dentist dispenses may be safer and get better results. Bef... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Medical Exam: You list signs and symptoms that need further examination by your medical doctor. He will most likely order some blood work and do a full physical ex... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Shallow breathing: Your symptom of shallow breathing gives me concern. Your other symptoms could be secondary to this. Please go to the emergency room asap to get your h... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth whitening: The variety of tooth whiteners on the market have limited ability to lighten teeth. Color of teeth varies if the stain is intrinsic which make the bl... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
See your doctor: You are giving different symptoms that you should have your medical doctor evaluate. You may have a couple issues going on.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Infection: Swelling/pain/fever are general signs of infection around the tooth or radiating to a adjacent area. Also a dental radiograph of the area would be ver... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Swelling: Be sure to let your dentist know about this so he can evaluate your last treatment. He will evaluate what was done in your last treatment. Level of co... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Amoxicillin: Generally 500mg every 8 hours till gone. Don't miss a dose. Don't take with meals, best one hour before or one hour after a meal if it happens to be c... Read More

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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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