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Dr. James Beck

Dentistry
Conway, AR
12 years experience male

Locations

East Oak Dental Care

Conway, AR

Address

1600 East Oak Street, Suite B, Conway, AR, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

I am a lifelong resident of central Arkansas. I hold bachelor's degrees in biology and business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. I received my doctor of dental surgery degree from LSU Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Arkansas

Doctor Q&A

371 Answers
479 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
OTC pain relievers: I recommend Ibuprofen 600mg as needed. You can also alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 3 to 4 hours. Ibuprofen is marketed as advi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Exam and treat: See your dentist as soon as possible to determine the source of your tooth pain. The dentist will take xrays and do a thorough exam. A tooth ache is m... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Avoid nitrates: Nitrates are not good for you while pregnant. The cleanest and purest water tends to be your normal tap water. Bottled water is usually the city's tap... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Implant, bridge: To maintain optimum occlusion, i would recommend an implant in the place of 2 and 5. If finances are a problem, i would recommend leaving the number... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Probably coincidence: I doubt the mouthwash caused these bumps. Crest pro-health is a pretty mild mouthwash. Probably just a coincidence. However, only keep it in your mou... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
If you'd like: It sounds like your sons tooth was decayed to the point that it could not be saved. When the dentist prescribes an antibiotic, that means the tooth w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Easy: Cut down on sweets and carbohydrates. Brush thoroughly 2-3 times per day with a Fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, use a good quality oral rinse such a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
No!: No don't do it. First of all, it will be extremely painful. The dentist can numb you up where you won't feel anything at all. Secondly, you need an x-... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
No: Root canals should not be painful at all. Root canals are almost as routine as doing a filling. You will get "numbed up" with a local anesthetic. If... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Dry socket: It is common to have pain after an extraction. It sounds as if you had a dry socket and the dentist placed some dry socket paste. This dressing may n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
No: No, they will not take longer to fall out. They will probably stay in the mouth just as long as if they didn't have infection. They will stay in ther... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Sugarfree hard candy: Go get some sugar free sour/bitter hard candy. Suck on that and it will cause you to salivate and might push out the stone.
A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Veneers: Veneers or crowns could be a possible option for you. Veneers on the two front upper teeth would be cheaper and faster than braces. See a dentist fo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Dry mouth, soda: Meth causes dry mouth aka xerostomia (no saliva). The saliva naturally cleanses the teeth and buffers acidic plaque. Plaque acids are what eat away at... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Ask friends, family: The best way is to talk to your friends, neighbors, and people around town and ask them if they can recommend a good dentist. People are very picky ab... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
See the dentist: Is one of the things you've tried, going to the dentist? If not, i would recommend that, because the only solution to fix a broken tooth or alleviate ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Personal preference: I personally use the sonicare and i love it. I also sell it to my patients. I think both are probably good. Read some reviews on amazon or google. I ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
No: I have not heard this. The best way to treat acne is with very clean water and a mild soap without any chemicals, dyes, or perfumes. Wash the face sev... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Quite a while: The wisdom tooth (or third molar) starts forming in the mandible behind the second molar at about age 12. The tooth slowly forms the crown and roots o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Go to MD: It sounds like you've stretched or torn some muscles from lifting heavy objects. Please go to the doctor as soon as possible to determine what the pro... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Teething: Teething is a normal part of your baby's development. Most baby's tolerate teething with minimal symptoms or reaction. The fact that he is not sleepin... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
First things first: First you need to see a dentist for xrays, cleaning, and exam. This will give you a baseline as far as your dental health. The dentist will determine ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Go to MD: If it is your instinct that your child is getting worse, i would take her to the doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes a chest infection can progress ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Not likely: This is not likely; however, the myriad of hormonal changes involved in pregnancy can cause all kinds of symptoms. If you think you are pregnant, see ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
See your MD: I would highly recommend seeing your md and also have him refer you to an allergy specialist. Probably more going on than just allergies.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
A dentist: Short term, you should take an over the counter anti inflammatory and analgesic such as advil (ibuprofen). You can also alternate Ibuprofen and tyleno... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Bleaching trays: I would recommend dentist made custom bleaching trays that are made to fit your teeth. The dentist will prescribe a bleaching gel that you can use in... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Take it out: Tongue rings are terrible for your teeth and soft tissues in the mouth. The hard metal rubs on the teeth and wears them down, and rub on the soft tiss... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Brush it: Plaque builds up on your tongue just like it does on your teeth. The tongue is like a carpet for bacteria and other yucky stuff. Brush your tongue as... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Yes: Yes they can on an emergency basis. But you must see a dentist to get treatment for the dental pain.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Removing them: The wisdom teeth or third molars start forming at about age 12 and erupt (or try to) at about 18. There is usually not enough room in most peoples mou... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Normal: Yes, it is very common for geographic tongue to feel itchy or even have a burning sensation. There has been some research into a connection between g... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Listerine: I'm a big fan of listerine. I recommend rinsing with listerine once a day for 30 seconds. Spit out and don't rinse with water. It's a very good antis... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Yes, definitely: Poor oral health can definitely lead to other health problems. Gingivitis and periodontitis create open areas for infection to enter the body. The mou... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Somewhat: This is a common practice for a child who needs a lot of dental work such as pulpotomies and crowns on almost every tooth. It's so sad to see a child ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
It will help: A lot of things stain the teeth including soda, tea, coffee, red wine, chocolate, and any other dark food and beverages. Smoking not only stains the t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
30min to an hour: For simple fillings i don't like to keep my patients in the chair longer than an hour. If it is just one simple cavity, 30 minutes tops.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Yes: Yes, i see a lot of broken, loosened, and knocked out teeth due to sports injuries. A mouthguard will save you a lot of heartache and money.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Help: Treatment of periodontal disease will not wear down your teeth. Mainly because the procedure focuses on cleaning the area between the tooth, gum, and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
None: Taking iron supplements will not cause the teeth to stain.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Monday: You will probably be able to return to school on monday. Get plenty of rest over the weekend, don't try to vigorously clean or disrupt the extraction... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Bloodstream: The mouth is a haven for all kinds of bacteria. Some are good and some are bad. If you leave the bad bacteria on your teeth and gums, you will get g... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Dentist: The best thing is to go to the dentist and see if the baby tooth is really ready to come out. If so, the dentist can numb up the area with local anes... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Time: Time is really the only effective treatment for a mouth ulcer. They usually go away in 7 to 10 days. Rinse your mouth several times a day with warm sa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
No: General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction is a little excessive. Depending on the condition of the wisdom tooth, it may be able to be extracted ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Dehydration: A lot of alcohol combined with high carb, salty foods will cause you to become very dehydrated causing your dry mouth. Drink plenty of water today and... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately it is becoming more and more common, mostly due to people not having money to pay for a root canal and no dental insurance. Also, the la... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
No: Decrease in bone density is not a proven side effect of fluoride. Optimally fluoridated municipal water supplies are both safe and effective in the pr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
With some habits: Unfortunately yes because of the ever increasing use of tobacco in our society. People who have used smokeless and smoking tobacco for years are very ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 12 years experience
Yes: Yes, the Fluoride you get from toothpaste and fluoridated water is very safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You do not need to take any additiona... Read More

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Jan 4, 2013
I commend Dr. Beck for his consistently great advice and recommendations on this website.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Beck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Beck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you , I really appreciate your quick reply and how detailed it was usually the answers I get are short and still leave me in question.
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Thanks for your quick reply! i got a root canal! What if I hadn't? the fistula has not drained yet
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you now I know I'm doing the right thing in my way of eating

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Graduated 2010MD

Awards

Delta Sigma Delta
Top Doctor, Second Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Delta Sigma Delta
American Dental Association
Arkansas State Dental Association
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