Dr. Sal Aragona

Dentistry
Clinton Township, MI
43 years experience male

Locations

Sal Aragona DDS MAGD

Clinton Township, MI

Address

37020 Garfield Road, Suite T-4, Clinton Township, MI
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

5862634111

Office

Clinton Township, MI

About

Bio

Dr. Sal Aragona DDS MAGD AADSM has been working with patients in Clinton Township, MI since 1980. His passion since day one has been to provide patients with the highest level of dental care in a personalized manner. He does this by getting a handle on each persons heartfelt emotional and dental needs along with their expectations of him coupled with a complete understanding of their problems and treatment choices. He does not just give them dental care, he shares in it. His commitment to professional growth is impeccable. As a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, not only is his learning an accelerated internal value, his passion for excellence spills over in teaching and presenting cases to fellow colleagues.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

Albanian, Italian

Doctor Q&A

595 Answers
401 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes, but...: There is a danger in solving snoring issues without addressing potentially serious underlying obstructive sleep apnea problems that can be life shorte... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. In an adult, hgh is involved in many pathway... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. In an adult, hgh is involved in many pathway... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious probl... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. In an adult, hgh is involved in many pathway... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Don't: Removing a tooth requires a professional. Go to many free care clinics around and the country or simply ask a dentist you know if they could help pro ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of ni... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Abscess tooth: Could be an abscesses tooth either from the tooth itself or the surrounding gum tissue.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Fix the problem: There are many reasons that may cause dry mouth symptoms including many side effects of common perscription medications, hydration, salivary gland dis... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not normal: These are typical signs of sleep apnea, a condition which involve periods of ten seconds or more without breathing (apnea) and periods of time with sh... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Jaw joint: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
No: Any swelling and pain after two days of an extraction should be looked at. See your treating dentist for follow up.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: Many diseases can be transmitted by the oral cavity including the bacteria involved with gum disease and in the case of newborns the bacteria involved... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
None: Tmj is an outdated discription of what today is regarded as tmd or temporomandibular disorder. Tmj actually refers to the anatomical area involved, th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe: It depends on the level of impaction and which particular tooth. Lingual braces add a layer of complexity to treatment that will take usually longer i... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Mouth breathing: It is not uncommon with osa that an individual may have nasal airway insufficiency and thus breathe primary through their mouth. This dysfunctional br... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
No: The cause of teeth grinding is neurologic and has nothing to due with the alignment of your teeth or bite.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel su... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Adequate airway: It depends on the level of sleep apnea diagnosed. Since 2006, the american academy of sleep medicine parameters for treatment of mild to moderate slee... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
It is effective: Most conditions that require orthodontic treatment can be accomplished with invisalign. The length of treatment depends on the complexity of what need... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
No: This all depends on the complexity of the extractions and the skill, judgement and experience of the general dentist performing the procedure. A gener... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Any treatment: They may involve a whole array of emergency treatment from nerve blockage diagnosis to bite adjustments, oral splints, root canal treatment, extractio... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Absolutely: Sedation is a great way to have wisdom teeth removed. You essentially fall asleep with IV sedation and you wake up and everything is done! you will no... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: Wisdom teeth removal can be performed whether they are visible in your mouth or not. Continue taking any meds prescribed until and beyond your appoint... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
No contest: Invisalign by far is more comfortable than actual braces with the benefit of being able to brush and maintain much better hygiene and lower risks for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Thickness: Lumineers are made from very strong materials that allow the thickness to be very thin compared to a traditional veneer. As a result the is very litt... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Why?: If you are willing, the best approach with complications or problems arising from dental treatment is to seek advise and care from your treating denti... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Very rare: Typically, any type of stomatitis is usually a chronic inflamation of the oral tissues from a number of intrinsic causes. Any irritation or inflamatio... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Possibly: It is hard to ignore recent studies indicating the correlation of stroke to underlying sleep apnea. When there are significant apnea and hypopnea even... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe: Food can easily become lodged in the area where the wisdom tooth was removed. If this is associated with increased ache pain, it may be a dry socket i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your apnea symptoms. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Pressure: Try to place a pillow between your legs to reduce the pressure and torque on your hip while sleeping on your side. Don't forget to keep your head elev... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Very: It is typically a deep, aching, throbbing type of pain.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
It is effective: Most conditions that require orthodontic treatment can be accomplished with invisalign. The length of treatment depends on the complexity of what need... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not a cure: Sleep apnea condition requires a titrated oral appliance or a CPAP devise to manage adequate airway obstruction at play with the condition. Provigil i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Either: This all depends on the complexity of the root canal treatment and the skill, judgement and experience of the general dentist performing the procedure... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of ni... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keepi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Tonsils & Adenoids: The most common cause of osa in children are chronically enlarged tonsils and adenoids. A competent ENT specialist can evaluate if this is the cause i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not very high: Discectomy with or without replacement is high risk surgery. Your surgeon should be able to give more exact idea of success rates. Get other opinions,... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Prevention: Cold sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulf... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Absolutely!: Invisalign is a great way to fix overbite and crowded teeth conditions. Much depends on the skill, judgement and experience of the dentist or orthodon... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Bruxism: Grinding of the teeth called brutism is a common sleep disorder called parasomnia. It is related to stress levels generally. Bite devises are typicall... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Lumineers : Lumineers is a fantastic option to permanently change the color, shape and size of the front teeth in a spectacular fashion often without shots or any... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Many causes: Lack of quality sleep has many causes and conditions that may be responsible. An overnight psg sleep test may help to determine if there are sleep dis... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Referred pain: Teeth problems can refer pain symptoms to other structures in the region. It is best to get an accurate diagnosis as to the origion of the pain to eff... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sometimes: Bite guards can change your bite by relaxing the closing muscles that position your lower jaw. These changes are typically short term upon removing th... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Surgery: This is a surgical procedure that involves reducing redundant tissues that are at play during snoring and/ or obstructive sleep apnea. Typically done ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
394
Thank you notes
Sep 11, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, cares for patients
Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Aragona is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you sir, i was wondering which specialist I should seek. I'm in Bangladesh , and I can hardly locate any sleep specialist.
HealthTap member
My dentist says not the issue of cancer,but this is not decreasing nor increasing, I can feel it with tounge, help
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have sleep apnea but I have a cpap , wonder if more than this. Thanx

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

university of detroit mercy
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

MAGD - Master of Academy of General Dentistry
Most Influential, Third Place, Detroit, MI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Detroit, MI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

AADSM - American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
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