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Dr. Michael Skidmore

Dentistry
Temecula, CA
15 years experience male

Locations

Office

Temecula, CA

Address

27699 Jefferson Ave, Ste 306, Temecula, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Blue Shield of California

Blue Cross of California

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Preferred Care

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

Czech, English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Diode laser: Find a dentist that has a diode laser...All it takes is about a 3 minute treatment and the cold sore will go away twice as fast or may disappear altog... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Find a new dentist: If its really tartar (calculus) left behind then its time to find a new dentist. To be honest most dentists aren't great at scaling teeth. I would l... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your dentist: You need to be seen by a dentist or a dental hygienist to have the build-up removed. The build-up that causes gum disease is full of toxin producing ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Older person: I am guessing you mean local anesthesia? Most of the time my older patients who don't have as much pulp (nerve) in the tooth do good without local. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: Usually the cause of teeth grinding is muscle related. When you grind, your chewing muscles are over-working and can really stress all the facial mus... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Very: Botox carries very little risk. Headache, minor swelling and redness are the main side effects but these only occur right after injection. Long term... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: What you are talking about is referred pain. Sometimes when an area of the mouth or face feels pain it will refer pain to another area. Its more lik... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
$80-$120: For my area you would be looking around $100.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Diodle Laser: You either have to wait it out or you can find a dentist with a diode laser. The laser treatment is quick, painless and can reduce healing time to ha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes, but.....: False teeth are never as good as real teeth. If your teeth are able to be saved its usually worth it. Unless you are talking about implants, then sa... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Hopefully: It sounds like your ia nerve was damaged. Most of the time the feeling will return but it can be a slow process. It depends on the severity of the n... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
ABC: A: asymmetry, look for sores, bumps, ulcers that are not symmetrical b: borders- look for irregular, un-defined borders or edges of the same sores, b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Enough bone: If a periodontist says the site looks solid, i would interpret that to mean that there is solid bone or enough bone for the implant. There has to be ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
I wouldn't : While teething can be uncomfortable it shouldn't cause pain for that long. It may not be a bad idea to have him seen. You can also try the liquid fi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Both are specialists: Orthodontists- these are the ones who do braces, fix jaw alignments periodontist: this is a gum specialist- they typically treat sever gum disease,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: If the cavity is only its in beginning stages and is limited to being only in enamel then it can be arrested and sometimes the tooth with remineralize... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Botox, splint: Most people grind due to stress. The goal is to reduce stress, practice relaxation techniques and stretch the muscles. Otherwise there are 2 basic o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Infection: If your lymph node is swollen and painful that means that your immune system is responding to something. It sounds like you have an infected tooth. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Straw: Use a straw, drink lighter teas light herbal or fruit, dont sweeten as much, dont use lemons.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Ibuprofen: In my experience Ibuprofen (advil) is the best otc in relieving tooth pain. Of course the best thing is to have the needed treatment to remove the ca... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Diet, flouride: Teeth can be strengthened with flouride and some calcium/phosphorus toothpastes. You can also avoid acidic foods and sugars of course.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
None: If you want the dentist to be able to diagnose the cause of your tmj/tmd, then you shouldn't take any medication the day you see him/her.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Diodle Laser: You either have to wait it out or you can find a dentist with a diode laser. The laser treatment is quick, painless and can reduce healing time to ha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: I can't speak for smart lipo but for "laser" teeth whitening you must have a dental license. Although lots of spas, salons and mall kiosks claim they... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
It's possible: The main determining factor is the developmental stage of the apex or the end of the root. If you are older and the tooth is fully formed then most l... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not necessarily: Blood yes, saliva is not required to go into hazardous.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Flossing: While waterpiks are good and do a decent job, nothing is better than flossing when it comes to cleaning between the teeth. That physical contact disr... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Unlikely: Having had a deviated septum myself, (car accident) this would very unlikely be the cause of your symptoms. A deviated septum typically only affect b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Little to none: Hiv is a weak virus and does not survive outside of the body. If an office comes even close to following infection control procedures HIV is of no co... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
It Varies: Wisdom teeth can be impacted (in the bone), partially impacted and erupted. The complexity of removing them is typically related to the level of impa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Braces, Invisalign: The best way would be braces or clear aligners like invisalign or clear correct. These will move your teeth into a more ideal position. Other option... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: Its even has fda approval for use for excessive sweating. You don't want to go the local medical esthetics spa for this one though. Find a qualified... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: That is in fact the most common cause of bruxism, which leads to TMJ pain. You would likely benefit from a bite splint or you could consider Botox wh... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Removal of gum : Gingivectomy is the removal of gum tissue. It is usuall done when there is overgrowth of tissue, infection or if you have a cavity below the gum line... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: If given too much local anesthesia it can be life-threatening also, in an allergic case it can cause anaphylaxis which can lead to death. But genera... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Porcelain or resin: There are two main categories of veneers porcelain and resin. Within these two categories there are different subtypes. There are different kinds of... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
30min to 1 hr: Depends on the system being used but most in office bleaching systems are about 1 hour.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Sometimes: An obstetrician is a doctor that cares for women through pregnancy and takes care of the birthing process, a gynecologist is a doctor that cares for w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Plaque: The cause of gum disease is build up of plaque and calculus (tartar) that is full of toxic bacteria. The treatment would involve scaling to remove th... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Very Unlikely: There is no clinical data to show a causal relationship between teething and cold symptoms such as fever or cough.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Several: Botox has on label and off label uses. On label means uses that the fda has specifically approved it for and off label are other uses not "on the lab... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Several : Although strep mutans is considered to be one of the major causes of tooth decay, there are several bacteria that act together. The mouth is full of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Absolutley: Tooth pain commonly causes headaches, ear aches, and can make you sick. Often times an infected tooth will cause your chewing muscles to be strained ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Start at the Dentist: Start by seeing your dentist. Many dentists are able to treat TMJ symptoms and if not they can provide you with a referral. Treatment can include a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
More specific: What kind of bacteria are you talking about? Please by more specific---hand washing is the most effective way to prevent bacterial infections, but I ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Find a way: You can do as much preventative as possible, brushing, flossing, flouride rinse but if you have serious dental needs they are only going to get worse.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Diodle Laser: You either have to wait it out or you can find a dentist with a diode laser. The laser treatment is quick, painless and can reduce healing time to ha... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Diode laser: Find a dentist that has a diode laser...All it takes is about a 3 minute treatment and the cold sore will go away twice as fast or may disappear altog... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Try Botox: Botox is becoming a great treatment choice for jaw pain and other TMJ problems. Its quick and easy and has very little possible side effects.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 15 years experience
Varies: Every formulation of whitening get has different ingredients. Most common for carbamide peroxide is between 15 and 30%.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Skidmore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Skidmore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Certainly an inflammation is not for the body. I'm well-informed. Maybe you're
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Arizona School of Dentistry
Graduated 2007MD

Awards

Community Dentist of the Year
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

AACD
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