Dr. Richard Ruden

Dentistry
Woodbury, NJ
40 years experience

Locations

Office

Woodbury, NJ

Address

549 South Evergreen Avenue, Woodbury, NJ
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About

Bio

Dr. Richard D. Ruden maintains a full time private practice in South Jersey focusing on general, cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. He received his dental degree from Farleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1983. Dr. Ruden has extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry with the use of the latest techniques including the BIOLASE laser.

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Dentistry

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342 Answers
73 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Pain in general can raise your blood pressure. However, this may not be the only cause of your high blood pressure. I would have your condition checke... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Unclear: The effects of tooth bleaching while pregnant are largely unstudied, so experts recommend refraining from teeth bleaching to prevent possible birth de... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
About 8: A typical one year old has 4 maxillary and 4 mandibular incisors. The rates of eruption varies so some children have more teeth and some less. When t... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Normally, the anterior teeth erupt before posterior teeth. You may want to consult a pedodontist (children dentist) to make sure there is not a probl... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Many factors: Tobacco usage and oral cancer have a high correlation. If a person uses alcohol as well as a tobacco habit this will further increase the susceptibil... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Soon: Usually, within two months the maxillary (top) two front teeth will erupt.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Take care of them: Porcelain veneers are not designed to withstand sharp impacts and can fracture, just as your natural teeth can fracture. Do not bite pins, nails, bott... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Even before your baby sports his first tooth, it's a good idea to get into the habit of wiping his gums with gauze or a soft wet washcloth during bath... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Chlorohexidine rinse: You would need a prescription from your dentist but using chlorohexidine rrinse such as periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) or Peridex to gargle wit... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Keep it clean: The area should be kept clean until the adult tooth erupts.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
30 minutes: You should start to feel the effects of the medication within a half and hour, .
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Laser: The use of a laser like the biolase md laser can immediately stop the pain caused by a canker sore and heal it quickly.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Call your doctor: There is insufficient reliable information available on the safety of using lysine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. Unli... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Respironics: A company called respironics sells this type of nipple.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist: Ice as a temporary measure and schedule an appointment immediately with your dentist or pedodontist (children dentist), .
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Many dental anesthetics are given via injection. If the needle punctures or nicks a vessel blood can seep and collect below the surface of the skin or... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Several: . The symptoms most likely to trouble a teether include: drooling (which can lead to a facial rash) gum swelling and sensitivity irritability or fu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Garlic: There is a chemical found exclusively in garlic called allicin with antibiotic properties that slow down bacterial affects. When the bacteria decrease... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Laser : If the dentist you go to has a laser like the biolase md the laser will immediately reduce the pain and heal it faster than its normal course of heali... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends: Usually after the first 24-48 hours hot foods should be avoided because it could promote bleeding. However, this could be extended if you have a more ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
When teeth appear: As soon as your child starts to develop teeth around 6-7 months you must be careful that you do not allow your child to sleep with a bottle containin... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possbly: Pregnancy itself doesn’t cause dental decay, however the increased acid levels from nausea and reflux can contribute to acid wear and enamel weakenin... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Usually: White tongue is a coating of debris, bacteria and dead cells on your tongue that makes it look white. Although the appearance of white tongue may be a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes : You can take both however, studies have shown the muscle relaxer is effective without the use of the ibuprofen.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Your obstetrician has to make the decision but usually tylenol (acetaminophen) is recommended.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: The root canal must be completed or the infection will continue to cause damage to the surrounding tooth structures.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Inflammation: The excess saliva occurs because of tissue irritation and swelling...It will improve. It's normal it have excessive saliva and be spitting frequently... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Tmj: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and if that is the case warm moist heat will help. Swollen lymph nodes ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Neutral foods: I would stay away from any acidic foods such as tomato sauce which will irritate the ulcer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
High risk: The number of head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (hpv) has increased sharply over the past two decades, and... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: I would see your dentist to have bonding done on this tooth. You have already lost enamel on your tooth so contouring will only remove more.. The bet... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends: There are different formulas however, you may not like the smell or taste but your infant may not mind it. I would not give any Fluoride to an infant... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Laser: Your dentist can use laser to treat these ulcers they will heal quicker and give you instant pain relief.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
6 months: When a child begins to get teeth you will find them salivating excessively and become quite irritable, .
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Many causes: A trauma to a tooth, following either a fall or a blow, can make the tooth pink or even grey. Other than the color change, this condition is not usual... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: I would not make this a habit but a one time ingestion of mouth wash will not have any harmful effects.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Up to 20 years: Twinrix® is indicated for active immunization against hepatitis a and hepatitis b virus infection in adults, adolescents and children one year of age ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possible: I would not make this a habit as many mouth washes are alcohol based. Mouth wash in general is not supposed to be swallowed. Also, your definition ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Pain: Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Hummus: The following five can substitute for peanut butter. They are almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, soy nut butter, and hummus.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Laser treatment: The best treatment is laser such as the biolase md laser. It will immediately relieve the pain and cause the lesions to heal quickly.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: I would dilute it 50 percent and keep it in your mouth less than 30 seconds. I would not swallow itand use it only once per day.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Altered brain signal: Grand mal seizures occur when the electrical activity over the whole surface of the brain becomes abnormally synchronized. In general, seizures are ca... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: A fever blister or cold sore is caused by the herpes simplex virus. You may have a light outbreak but the cause is the same.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Many causes: Your teeth can become discolored by stains on the surface or by changes in the tooth material. There are three main types of tooth discoloration: extr... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Difficult: Prevention of blisters is difficult if you are able to maintain a stress free lifestyle get plenty of sleep and eat properly getting sufficient amount... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
Varies: I charge in my practice for the surgical placement, followed by the abutment and then the crown a total of $2625.00.
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Apr 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Dec 2, 2012
Great answers. Very experienced and knowledgeable. Outstanding!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ruden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Many mouthwash brands have proven lots of benefits for the mouth. Listerine is one. Silly thinking on cancer. Misled! Do your homework.
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Thank you, very helpful! Fully describes my symptom except the blisters are painless Homeopathic treatments for the broke guy?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will make a dentist appointment, thank you for your help God bless you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Third Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
TOP DENTIST, First Place, Pennsylvania - 2018

Affiliations

Evergreen Dental
American Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association
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