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Dr. Richard Ruden

Dentistry
Woodbury, NJ
38 years experience

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Woodbury, NJ

Address

549 South Evergreen Avenue, Woodbury, NJ
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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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421 Answers
96 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Stress: Your immune system may be stressed from a virus which in turn allows for the herpes virus to cause your cold sores. If you see a dentist that has a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Black tea bags: You may want to try dampened black tea bags to stop the bleeding the tannic acid should help subside the bleeding. If that does not work return to yo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
High: If the procedure is properly done you should get a high success rate.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Laser treatment: If your dentist has access to a laser like the biolase md laser the lesions can be treated to eliminate pain and decrease the healing time.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
See your dentist: I would return to your dentist and have the temporary replaced.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Garlic acts as a natural antibiotic and what causes it to bring about these great benefits is as follows. When a garlic bulb is crushed, it produces ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: I would refrain from oral sex until the cold sore disappears. It is possible that the sore on your partners lip is being caused by herpers simplexii ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Many: Loss of taste is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), salivary gland infection, sinusitis, poor dental hygiene, or even certain... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Immediately: If fertilization occurs the process begins immediately.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Week: The canker sore lasts 7-10 days usually. However, if your dentist has a laser the canker sore can resolve faser once treated by laser.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: The root canal must be completed or the infection will continue to cause damage to the surrounding tooth structures.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes : You can take both however, studies have shown the muscle relaxer is effective without the use of the ibuprofen.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: I would be quite concerned and this behaviorshould be reported.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Periondontal disease: It is not normal to have bleeding gums. You should see your dentist and have him or her decide how to proceed with treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Somewhat: The sole purpose of the parathyroid glands is to regulate the calcium level in our bodies within a very narrow range so that the nervous and muscular ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Carbamide peroxide: A whitening gel is placed in a tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Unlike many food allergies, rice allergy afflicts adults more often than young children. The incidence of rice allergy in the United States and eu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Laser: The best way to heal a cold sore is the use of the biolase laser. The pain will be relieved quickly and the sore will heal quickly. If you have the a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: A review of key studies on dental resins containing bpa-based materials reveal exposure to bpa is more than 50, 000 times lower than levels shown to c... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: Although dandelions are often considered pesky and prolific weeds, their roots, leaves and flowers are edible and beneficial for your health. Dandelio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes : Dental fluorosis is a developmental disturbance of dental enamel caused by excessive exposure to high concentrations of Fluoride during tooth developm... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Laser treatment: The best way is laser treatment if the sore just developed. If the sore is beginning to scab just keep the area moist to prevent the scab from bleedin... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Visually or x-ray: A dentist can visually see a crack or take an x-ray to verify a crack. Sometimes by symptoms such as the tooth hurts only on chewing can verify a vert... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Temporarily: Brushing and flossing as well as mouth washes will cover up the odor..The breath odor will only disappear once the onion is fully digested and passes ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Same: Hygiene usually involves using dental instruments to scale teeth.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Lysine: The the intake of the essential Amino Acid lysine may help you reduce the outbreak of cold sores. You can start with 500 mg tabs and possibly increase... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Varies: The time limit varies depending on the type of anaesthetic given and how your own system breaks down the drug used.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
There are 8: Between 50% and 90% of all severe allergic reactions to foods are caused by only eight foods. The most common food allergies are: milk, eggs, peanuts,... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Canker sores: Canker sores or aphthous ulcers cause red spots on the tongue usually surrounding a white center and are found in other areas of the oral cavity.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Black tea bags: If you ran out of gauze from your dentist then you can try dampened black tea bags. The bleeding should not be excessive and if it is after a few hour... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Many causes: Possible causes of your burning mouth or tongue include: acid reflux medication malnutrition food allergies nerve damage ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
See your dentist: I would contact your dentist to schedule an appointment and as a temporary measure she can take an over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Can happen: While it's not common to feel excess sinus pressure following extractions, it can happen especially if the extractions are from the upper jaw, it can ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: You can still get dental insurance but you may want to check for exclusions on the policy such as missing tooth clause or a waiting period for major w... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: The strep throat has weakened your immune system and makes you vulnerable to secondary infections such as herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
See your dentist: There are many causes for teeth pain and the only way to diagnose this is to see your dentist to diagnose the problem. You can take Motrin for tempora... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: The orthodontist will have to be careful but he should be able to correct your malocclusion.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Could be medical: A metallic taste in the mouth is a common complaint and can be due to a variety of causes - from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In t... Read More

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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 31, 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.
HealthTap member
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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