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Dr. Daniel Wolter

Dentistry
Goodyear, AZ
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Goodyear, AZ

Address

14940 W. Indian School Road, Suite 450, Goodyear, AZ
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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

379 Answers
53 Agrees
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
It's Unusual: A chemical taste and burning--with or without recent dental work--is unusual and should be checked. The dentist/endodontist who did the root canal tre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Depends on Risk: The truth is that for most people, even regular brushing/flossing is not enough to keep their mouths and teeth healthy. Science tells us that dental p... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
90+% Yes: That sounds like an easy task for a dentist. However, there are a few dentist who don't like doing ANY surgery, even something simple like this. If th... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Experience Matters: You can't say in general. Of those three, whoever has the most training, experience, and caring would be the best choice for you. This is true in any ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Common & Concerning: Having a swollen tonsil is common. However, it's also concerning, especially since it hasn't returned to its original size. It could be infected, or g... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Can't Know For Sure: Even if you're having pain upon biting/chewing, or "feel" like your fillings are too high, you can't be sure unless you have it checked by a dentist. ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Tons of Research: There are too many scientific articles & case studies about neuromuscular dentistry to count. It works. However, as with ANY treatment philosophy ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Either Can Work: An orthodontist has more formal university training in straightening teeth. However, a cosmetic dentist who has taken advanced training can also be qu... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Surgeon, Usually: Usually, the person who placed the implants will "uncover" them and get them ready for your new "teeth." In this case, your periodontist. The only tim... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Until You Are Numb: Some local anesthetics work very quickly, and the dentist can start working on a tooth just 1 or 2 minutes after giving you the injection. Others take... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Very Rare: Dental plans are designed to keep you healthy. They are not designed to GET you healthy, or to improve your smile. They can cover some of the very bas... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Unlikely: The whitish color around your extraction site is probably a blood clot. In the mouth, it's not hard and crusty like on the skin. It's softer and light... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes...Carefully: Dental wax won't hold up well to hot foods/drinks, as it will melt. It also won't give you much protection if you're eating hard or crunchy foods. How... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Very Few: Local anesthesia has been used since 1904! It's proven, safe, and effective. Side effects are rare. Usually, it's soreness at the injection site, or t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Could Work Well: LANAP can help your body to rebuild bone in many cases. The results can be amazing. However, the procedure is not completely predictable, and it's not... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Similar/Different: Stomatology refers to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and diseases of the mouth and it's associated structures. It's not a specialty... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not the Same: A "retainer" and "braces" are not the same thing. They aren't interchangeable. There may have been a misunderstanding. A ''retainer" will hold the spa... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Kind Of: If the implants are healing below the gums, then the small area of gum tissue which is covering them needs to be accessed. I wouldn't exactly call thi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
I Don't Follow...: Not sure I understand your question. Metal pins are not used to secure crowns...crowns are glued or cemented onto teeth. Sometimes, however, pins are ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Very Easy: Since the crowns are "screwed" into the implants, they can easily be "unscrewed" and removed. Simple. Your lab will add additional porcelain to the cr... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
It's VERY Helpful: Sounds like you lost a lot of bone when that molar was removed. Sorry the bone graft didn't work as planned. Now, if you want a dental implant there, ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
It's Very Common: If someone has lost teeth in the upper & lower jaws, it's very common to wear removable partial dentures to replace those teeth. This allows adequ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Usually Can't: Unless your cavity is big enough that you can see it with the naked eye, or you can feel it with your tongue, or you're getting food stuck in there, y... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes: Orajel is designed specifically to numb the soft tissues inside your mouth. It's not very effective for tooth pain, however. You should remember that ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Define "Well": Depends on what you mean by "well." they'll look pretty good in about 2 - 3 weeks. However, if you're going to have a crown or bridge placed onto such... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Usually Normal: Dark areas in the gum are generally normal. This is often found in non-caucasians, and it's referred to as "racial pigmentation." it's completely norm... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
More Wear & Tear: Having a crossbite can put a lot of extra pressure onto areas of your teeth which aren't designed to function in that way. This can lead to excessive ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
A Very Long List: Too many to count, each with their unique pros/cons and indications. Most popular today seem to be era, locator, & various ball-and-o-ring combination... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Professional Help: Common sense would suggest that you don't chew hard foods, massage the area, try hot/cold compresses, and take an anti-inflammatory medication, like i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
It Seems To Help: The exact cause-and-effect mechanism between excellent oral health & improved cardiovascular health is not yet know, but there is definitely a strong ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
See a Dentist: There are three main causes of biting pain in a molar: cavity, infection, or bite problem. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can personally do to cor... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
You Don't Need To: If you're having general anesthesia, you can't eat or drink for 12 hours prior to the surgery. You'll also need a driver. If it's under local anesthet... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Forever: The blood clot should never fall out. This is true for any blood clot anywhere in the body. The blood clot will slowly change into the type of tissues... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
It's a Good Idea: The word "need" is tough. Anyone with bruxism would benefit from a splint, for sure. A splint will always be helpful in preventing tooth damage, jaw p... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not Many Options: Even with minimal bone, a good upper denture with adhesive usually gives decent results. For the lower, you can try some mini-implants in the chin are... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
3 Keys: 3 keys to oral health: brush/floss twice a day, see your dental team as often as you can, and avoid all destructive habits (smoking, unprotected conta... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
You Must See a DDS: If you truly have a tooth infection (diagnosed by a dentist), and if antibiotics are really not helping at all, you must see a dentist or oral surgeon... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
You NEED a Dentist: There is absolutely no way for you to take care of this condition yourself. You need professional dental care. Maybe even a periodontist (gum/bone spe... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Great Most Times: Advantages: virtually un-noticeable; easy to clean; remove to eat anything you want; brush/floss normally; comfortable; predictable for most tooth mov... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
They're All the Same: Sorry about the confusion. All these terms are descriptive only (not a diagnosis) and refer to a group of disorders which cause pain & dyfunction with... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Indirectly, Yes: Nearly everyone has gingivitis. If you have any plaque on your teeth anywhere, you'll have some associated gingivitis. However, this is reversible wit... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Probably Connected: Plaque in the mouth seems to have a significant negative effect on overall health as well as heart health. It must be treated aggressively as early as... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Unclear Question: Not sure i understand the question. If you have braces, that won't affect your fluorosis. If you have fluorosis, then you may not be completely satisf... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Only if Prescribed: There are many abs which can help with the symptoms of a toothache. However, there are 2 important things to remember. 1) they never cure the toothach... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Underlying Sickness?: When you get a combination of oral sores like that right in a row, it's often an indication of an underlying illness. It can be something simple like ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Stops Bacteria: Chlorhexidine damages the cell walls of many oral bacteria (and some funguses and viruses), thereby either stopping them from reproducing or killing t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Depends: Like any other trauma to the body, it depends on how severe it is. For you, specifically, these types of lesions usually heal in about a week or two. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Depends: That depends on how large the bone defect (where the tooth was) is, how many days after the surgery it developed, and what contributing oral habits (s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Both Can Be Good: Both of these drugs have been used successfully to reduce anxiety & fear prior to dental procedures. Obviously, they must be prescribed & monitored b... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Generally Not: Mouthwash can damage the surface of your retainers over time...It's too aggressive for most plastic materials. In addition, the mouthwash won't reach ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wolter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Yours is the most caring and meaningful reply of the 6. You really connected on this. Much appreciated. I have an excellent periodontist for this. 1st, have to get free...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Wolter! This was a very clear and helpful explanation.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer is very helpful! Your kindness is much appreciated! Best wishes!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, Arizona - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Arizona - Spring
2017
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