Dr. Maurice Lindly

Dentistry
Monterey, CA
40 years experience male

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Office

Monterey, CA

Address

101 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA
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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Helps offset costs: Dental insurance helps the covered patient offset the cost of dentistry. The insurance plan will have an annual limit of benefits and pay a certain p... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Pay the price!: If you want to whiten your teeth go to a dentist and pay the price. The inexpensive options such as the over the counter products take a lot longer an... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Maybe. See below.: I assume you mean in children. The use of a pacifier to stop children from grinding is not what i would recommend. Grinding at night can result from s... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not a good place : Do not have dental treatment in malaysia! you will just have to have it re-treated in the states. Pay the price here! you will save money and your hea... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not really.: Most dentists in the same geographic area have very similar fees. We monitor average fees in the area through our dental suppliers. If you find someon... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes. : "cavities" is a colloquial term for tooth decay.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Every 6 months.: For most people having your teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months and examined at least once a year is advised. Some patients need to be seen mo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Incomplete eruption.: The most common area for this to occur is in the third molar or "wisdom tooth" area which is posterior to your existing molars ie farther back than yo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist.: There are many causes of tooth discolorations. Your dentist can diagnose the cause and recommend treatment options for tooth discolorations, such as b... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not many!: I have been in practice for 28 years and have only worked on two people that could tolerate treatment without anesthesia. Just get numb and save yours... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes. : Infection of periodontal origin, "gums" or bone, or dental origin, "tooth abscess" in the mandible (lower jaw) will cause pain in the ear. See a denti... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
NO: All dentifrices available at any drug store are safe to use. There may be some available at health food stores etc, that are too abrasive.
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A member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes. : Grinding your teeth will cause permanent damage to your teeth and can result in tooth fracture and damage to your jaw joint, or tmj. See your dentist ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
New models needed.: You will need to have new impressions taken from which new models will be made and the retainers from the new models. Most ortho offices do not keep o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Nitrous oxide: "laughing gas" or nitrous oxide is the only commonly used inhalation agent used in dentistry.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Trust your doctor.: Wisdom teeth, or third molars, can damage the second molars if you do not have enough room for them. Impacted third molars have caused patients in my ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Solve your problem!!: An orthodontist can offer you treatment option for straightening one tooth. Usually they will do a consultation for free. What are you waiting for? Ca... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist.: Any tooth sensitivity or pain should be evaluated by a dentist. It is impossible to diagnose what is causing your sensitivity without examination but ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Extraction: Most impacted wisdom teeth are extracted if they could cause damage to the second molar or if they are symptomatic. See your dentist for evaluation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
To get a better fill: Some fillings can be done much easier and more predictably using a rubber dam. Saliva can interfere with the bonding process. Using a rubber dam can c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
See below: Palatal expansion is used when a young patient has a narrow or constricted palate. The goal is to widen the palate, or "roof" of the mouth which shoul... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not strong enough.: Broadleaf plantain is a very weak anti-bacterial agent and will not be effective in the treatment of a dental abscess. See a dentist to determine and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
No.: Discomfort at the injection site is normal for 2-4 days. When you have been anesthetized for dental procedures on mandibular teeth, bottom teeth, you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist.: Tooth pain is never a good sign and to mask your symptoms by taking pain meds does nothing to help the cause of your pain. Seek diagnosis and treatmen... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Gutta percha.: The canals are filled with a material called "gutta percha" which is made from the sap of trees native to southeast asia. The material is similar to r... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends.: Many general dentists can treat teeth needing endodontic therapy, provided the case is not difficult. An endodontist is a specialist who has advanced ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Mabe not.: You should only be charged for completed treatment. If you were initially treated by one dentist who then referred you to his partner to complete the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
No.: Most dentists will not negotiate their fees. You can save some by having a general dentist do the endodontic treatment. Many general dentists can do t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: A patient that has herpes simplex is never virus free. After initial infection, the viruses are transported along sensory nerves to the sensory nerve... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist.: Persistent bad breath can result from untreated periodontal disease. Your dentist can diagnose and treat this. Some gastrointestinal disorders can cau... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends.: Totally depends on what you need done. Fillings run from $160 up to $400 depending on involved surfaces. Crowns run $1300 and must be used if decay is... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: Many people develop antibodies when exposed and never develop lesions.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
In office bleaching.: The fastest way to get results from bleaching is to have bleaching performed in a dental office. This procedure can take 1 1/2 to 2 hours and does not... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist now: Any swelling in your cheek or gums is never good. You should see a dentist asap. The swelling will get more severe if left untreated, as will your pa... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably: Tissue grafts are successful in most places in the mouth. See a periodontist for an evaluation and prognosis.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Maybe.: I am assuming you are not speaking of your own tooth as a 44 year old should not have loose teeth if healthy. This is normal for children under 13 yea... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Normal: The tissue will turn white when teeth are erupting. This is normal and will resolve with time.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
No.: Fluoridated water has very small amounts of fluoride, .7 ppm (.7 parts per million). This level is so small that it will not cause fluorosis. Some gro... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Maybe not.: Many general dentists do excellent endodontic, "root canal", treatment. They have had extensive training and with experience can achieve outstanding r... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Either.: If your maloccusion is treatable with invisalign either will do a fine job as the progressive splints are computer generated. However invisalign is on... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
By Gods plan.: The primary or "baby teeth" will become lose due to root resorption caused by the erupting adult teeth. When they become lose encourage your child to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
24-48 hours: The reason using a straw can be problematic is that the suction created in your mouth can cause the blood clot to come out. If the clot comes out the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
You do not need them: You do not need the photos of your endodontic operative photos. Any dentist can see what was done with one radiograph, which should be taken annually ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes. : Severe dental or periodontal infections can release pus into the mouth.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
No. Yes.: Dizziness in my experience is not a common symptom associated with erupting wisdom teeth. Headaches could be. The most common symptom associated with ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Many causes.: A brown or orangish shade in teeth is often associated with either antibiotic treatment in childhood, a persistent or recurring high fever in childhoo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
SEE your dentist.: Your dentist can make a anti-bruxism appliance or "night guard" which helps many patients. When you are stressed you tend to clench or grind your teet... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Avoid risk factors.: Oral cancer is very rare in children. There are risk factors for teens and adults that should be avoided. These include smoking tobacco and "chewing" ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes but not likely.: If dental instruments are sterilized in an autoclave or chemiclave no bacteria, virus or fungus survives and you are safe. Almost all dental offices a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 40 years experience
Maybe.: Actonel (risedronate) is a bisphosphonate used to treat or prevent osteoporosis. There is a concern that patients taking this or other bisphosphonate ... Read More
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Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lindly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lindly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University of Chicago School of Dentistry
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Society, California Dental Society, Monterey Bay Dental Socity
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