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Dr. David Stall

Dentistry
West Chester, PA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

West Chester, PA

Address

1646 W Chester Pike, Suite 1, West Chester, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Cigna Dental

Delta Dental

No Value

Four Star Smiles Dental Care

West Chester, PA

About

Bio

Dr. Stall is originally from the Catskill Mountain region of New York State. He has taken over 1800 hours of continuing education courses since 1983 and is a past instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. He practices Family, Cosmetic, Implant, and Sedation Dentistry in Westtown, PA.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
It can: Many badly decayed, broken, and abscessed teeth cause nerve inflammation that directly affects the jaw and ear on that side. You should see your denti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your dentist: You should have this checked immediately. It is probably a minor problem, but could be caused by a clogged salivary duct or other less common reason.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: A baby pacifier has one very important advantage over a baby sucking it's thumb. You can take the pacifier away. This is important in that if the paci... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Aligning : Aligning crooked teeth by contouring is very limited. If you have only minor misalignment a combination of contouring and bonding is possible and inex... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Why : Why you have a gummy smile is important to determine. Is it because the teeth are covered by too much gum and the teeth look small? Or do you see norm... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Cold: Use a cold teething ring and give baby strength ibuprophen.
A female asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
It : It seems that paying for needed treatment is a major concern for you, so it may be better for you to seek treatment through a local dental school or c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Very effective: Dental sedation for phobic patients is wonderful. In my practice, we use either oral or IV sedation, or a combination of the two. Many times, once the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
New drug available: Short answer is nothing. However, there is a new drug out that some dentists are starting to use that actually reverses the effects of a local anesthe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
???: Not really sure what you are asking. With digital xrays used today, radiation levels are very low. Trauma in the mouth is really the only adverse effe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Try premade flossers: If you do not have the dexterity to use regular dental floss easily, try using floss on a holder. They usually come with a gum stimulator on the other... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your dentist: Tobacco stains are generaly hard to remove without professional help. Once removed, continued cleaning with a toothpaste like arm & hammer baking soda... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: There has been a lot of research lately on the relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and heart problems. The link appears to be there but it ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
It works well: 4 ways to get sedated. 1. Nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. This is really only antianxiety agent. 2. Nucalm- a way to fake your body into sle... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
No average: Everyone is different. There is no real average if you are talking about an adult. Kids, however usually take about two years of treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Stress: There could be many reasons, but a common one is stress. Additionally, if you are in front of a computer for many hours, you could be having eye strai... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: Let's say the upper right wisdom tooth is in place, but the lower right wisdom tooth is impacted, and that the upper and lower left wisdom teeth are e... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not sure: If you didn't take the antibiotics long enough, you would not have allowed them to eliminate the infection. Only your dentist can tell you if you are ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not necessarily: Depending on what part and how much of your tooth has been lost, you may or may not need it removed. If the tooth is essentially intact with only a se... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Fast cleaning: A full mouth debridement is an initial cleaning that allows your dentist to remove much of the overlying debris and tartar so a better diagnosis can b... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
True: Overuse of antibiotics is causing mutations and resistance in bacterial strains. If you do not have signs or symptoms of an infection, just pain then ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Why 72 hours?: Not sure why 72 hours is important to you, however, if your gums are red, irritated and swollen, you should see your dentist asap. There is either a l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Go ahead and brush: You should be brushing and flossing. I'm not sure what the white spots are without actually seeing you. You should check with the surgeon that did the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Many times xrays cannot detect early forming abcesses. However, they will eventually be visible. Pain may not be due to an abcess, but a fracture or h... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
No Candy !: First be sure it's the add med causing the problem. Then ask your md if it can be changed to one that is less drying. Third, use only products that ar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a dentist.: Chronic dental pain has multiple sources. Pain may derive from infected or exposed nerves. Pain may be from gum infections. Tooth pain may also occur ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Average is 2 hours: To be precise, novocaine is no longer in use. Lidocaine is most popular anesthetic used and the numbing effect lasts about 60 minutes on the tooth and... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Multiple ways: There might be a few reasons for the sensitivity. First, upper molars can react this way if you have severe allergies or sinus infections. Second, if ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Lack of sleep: Kids will drool more and will cry more and may develop a low grade fever. A cold teething ring is very helpful.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not: Alcohol will act as a depressant on your brain, but will not act as a pain killer. If you drink enough, you will probably pass out and forget about t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
A lot: In progressive dental offices, dental hygienists act as co-providers similar to medical physician assistants. They can help provide early diagnosis fo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
A few ways: Bone can be added to tooth sockets after extractions to help support implant placement. In addition, bone can be placed against existing bone either i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
A virus: Mouth ulcers are caused by a virus. The two most common ulcers are canker sores and herpes ulcers. Canker sores occur on the soft llining tissue of th... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Hot : Hot and cold sensitivity is not normal, but could be indicative of either poor bonding of the laminates or a problem with the health of one or more of... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Due to the way nerves work, your tongue could not be affected by sinus or upper tooth problems. You should check with your dentist about this problem.
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many : Many people whiten their teeth without sensitivity, however if your gums have receded or you have chips or multiple fillings you could end up with som... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Each different: Tobacco is the only one specifically harmful. The smoke from tobacco contains toxins that are very harmful to gums by drying them out and actually wil... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
They can't be cured: Both are caused by a virus that lives on nerves and are self limiting to about 14 days. There are treatments to shorten the duration of the outbreaks ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: You'll need orthodontic treatment to correct the crowding.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Bite problem: You may have a bite problem that may or may not be easy to correct. You could have your dentist make you a bite appliance to change the position of yo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depend: I have not used amalgam silver fillings in my practice for over 15 years. Not because they are not a good filling, but because i feel that the composi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Fluoride gels: Whitening with too strong of a solution or for too long can definitely cause sensitivity. We use prescription strength Fluoride tooth pastes and gels ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many things: First, gum disease can create bad breath due to bacterial infections resulting in accumulations of debris, plaque, and tartar. Another source of bad b... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not sure they will: Why are your teeth "bad"? Can't answer without more info. Veneers are rarely a solution to major problems except for aesthetics reasons.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Crowded teeth are quite common and do not directly relate to palatal problems. However, the size and shape of your palate will influence the position... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
An additional factor: If you have labile hypertension see your doctor for a 24 BP monitor. If this records your BP as something not really unstable, your risk with dental s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Ask your pharmacist: Talk to your pharmaist about other brands. I have found that using generic formulas often have this result and ask patients not to get generic Fluorid... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tough situation: You did not say what antibiotics you are allergic to. However, I have not seen anyone that could not receive a substitute antibiotic that you are not ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possible infection: It is possible to have a gum infection around a wisdom tooth, especially if the area has been difficult for you to keep clean. Lymph node swelling is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
???: Not sure what you are asking. If you are talking about children, usually at about age 7, they lose the front baby teeth as the adult teeth start to er... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. David is one of the most competent general dentists I know. I highly recommend him.
Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
I endorse this dentist.
HealthTap member
My husband has diebetes 2 and chew tobacco. His teeth is rotting away. He won't listen to his doctor about the risks. Thank you! I didn'.
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She said about a year and half , I feel that my teeth are moving !

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Buffalo
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

MT SINAI HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry
Top Dentist-Main Line Today Magazine since 2002

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center
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