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Dr. Robert Eckelson

Orthodontics
Boca Raton, FL
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boca Raton, FL

Address

951 NW 13 Th. St. Ste. 3- B, Boca Raton Medical Arts Cntr., FL
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Insurances accepted

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Office

Boca Raton, FL

Office

Boca Raton, FL

About

Bio

DDS at The Ohio State University ,1971 Certificate in orthodontics University of Illinois, 1973 Full time practice of orthodontics in Boca Raton, FL since 1973 On staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Numerous memberships to professional associations Active pilot/flight instructor

Specialties
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Orthodontics

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
No: You always get what you pay for in dentistry and in life! unless your problem is extremely simple, going to a clinic will probably amount to the same ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Arterys near ear: The auriculotemporal artery and nerve are close to the ear and are located just behind the jaw joint. Sometimes one can hear the pressure of the blood... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Go back: See the dentist who restored the tooth. It may be too high and in the way of your bite. It may have a crack that was not previously in evidence and it... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
No: It also depends on the type of tooth you are having repaired. If it is a baby tooth and is not needed for function or space maintainance, you might be... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: I am assuming you mean orthodontic braces. A mouth guard should be worn which is not boiled to conform to your teeth. You only need protection from bl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: Impacted only means that the tooth is not erupted. If it erupts and function, it will "get better on its own." but impacted does not mean it hurts.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
No: Poor health care habits increase the need for better hygiene. The appliances break up the soft tissue stimulation which the food supplies on a smooth ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
They aren't.: Orthodontic costs have actually gone down since the early part of the 20th century when they became available. Since the 70's, orthodontic care has no... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Possible: Hopefully the correct procedures were done at the correct time. However, long term dental arch relapse is possible if retainers are not worn correctly... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
TMJ syndrome: You should seek help from your oral surgeon or a specialist in temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Usually acute situations like this are restorable.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Warmth: If it is an infection, you want to reduce the pressure of the area with antibiotics. However, if the tooth has an opening to the mouth on the top of t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
No: The enamel is somewhat porous. Food and organic material get trapped in the outer layer and causes the yellowing. All whitening products work similarl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Call his office: Most states require that dentists have someone on call when they are not around. The office staff or answering service should have that connection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Surgeon: Always start with the individual who last saw the problem. Use ice if within 24 hours and warm moist packs thereafter until you can see the surgeon.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes, but..: Allleaching for teeth works basically the same way. A bleaching chemical is used to oxidize the organic debris on your teeth which is too small for a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Afew days: Usually oral surgeons like the operated area to be minimally stimulated after surgery. The toothpaste can be an irritant, so it would be wise to not u... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Brush: Gum tissue needs food moving across it to stimulate it. With appliances on one must brush the gum tissue as the food will not due to the braces interf... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Many things : It can be an enlarged lymph gland, saliva gland or a myriad of things. The best bet is to apply warm moist compresses for comfort and seek care from y... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Possibly: Smart thing to do is to get the tooth repaired. Leaving a cracked tooth alone is asking for big trouble. This can progress rapidly to a root canal nee... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Might be: A high arch is caused by the overeruption of upper teeth usually due to mouth breathing. The top of the palate is where it should be, but as the teeth... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
It is a virus: Oral herpes can be transmitted by salivary transfer or possibly oral blood transfer. Once you have it, it stays almost forever. So, one has to be vigi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Not necessarily: You may have a great dentist and a really healthy mouth. However, engage your dentist and ask him questions about your care. If he senses all is well,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
It can be: If this just happened rcently, go to your dentist and seek reduction of the problem. If long term you might need the services of an orthodontist or or... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: Depending on the type penicillin, they are usually excreted from the kidneys. Therefore, excess medication will discolor your urine. This may last a f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Complex: The jaw joint is a very different one from all others. It has a disk which separates the upper jaw bone from the lower jaw bone in all movements of t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
No: You should not have sucked it through a straw. You somehow forced the blood clot in the socket out. Now the tissue must heal by secondary intention wh... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Leave it alone: You can monitor it. Some cavities are self limiting and will just be there. Others are active and need to be treated. Best let a competent dentist hel... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Good things usually: The wires will only move so far and the movement will stop. However, some bad things can happen also, so don't skip appointments if you have real acti... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: Unlikely if you get it treated correctly in enough time to prevent a wild spread of bacteria. You need to see a dentist pronto.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Call : Call the orthodontic office. Somme insurance companies let you call without a referral, some require your primary dentist to introduce you. No insuran... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Sometimes simple: It depends on which jaw is affected and how much. Very often in a young person it is simply the upper anterior teeth erupting behind the lower ones wh... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
No: A space maintainer should have no affect on the erupting tooth at all. It is possible that the tooth is decayed due to it being partially erupted and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Neat stuff: Just had to use it myself and had an oral surgeon prescribe for me. There are all sorts of things chiefly benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Lidocaine and so... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Acrylic materials: Most of the bonding materials are similar to each other. They are usually some type of acryic, like the material used to bond on fake nails. The first... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: Usually major dental schools will have the facilities to treat these individuals. If not, the county health department or local dental society will ha... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes it can.: You must have good oral health, but you should be able to move the teeth together again.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Good diagnosis: The crossbite should be treated as soon as possible by an orthodontist. Depending on the diagnosis, the upper jaw can be advanced, the lower teeth ret... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Not really: Your are snapping the ligaments and tendons which support your jaw and prevent it from moving out of a comfortable range of motion. When they get lax,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: How and by who is the question. One should go back to the office where the appliances were delivered and ask for their removal. If one has moved to an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
None: Different schools deliver either a doctor of dental medicine degree or doctor of dental surgery degree. Both are virtually the same. Only the institut... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Possibly: I use lip balm to prevent blisters as i seem to have a virus that goes nuts with a cracked lip after sun exposure. One can be allergic to one or more ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: The suckling instinct is a psychological not physical phenomenon. I reently had a 40 year old mom of a patient who admitted that she still sucks her t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Depends: If you are taking the appropriate antibiotic and/or you have removed the source of the infection, it should resolve quickly. If not treated it will ge... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Possibly: There coud still be infection in the area or liquis due to the surgery itself has accumulated. Possibly a problem with cellulitis. If it persists, see... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Seek an endodontist: A trained endodonist will be able to identify what is going on and to treat it effectively. Sometimes there are extra canals which are missed, .Someti... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Opening tubes in ear: Everyone has two tmjs. What you are alluding to is temporomandibular joint dysfunction, when the jaw doesn't function normally. The opening sound you ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Possible: See an oral surgeon or someone who handles tmd probles soon. If this just happened it can probably be reduced and repaired with little problem. If one... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: Usually brackers (braces) are placed on the cheek surface of the teeth wile sealants are placeed on the top surface of the teeth. On the lower molars ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Not really: Your are snapping the ligaments and tendons which support your jaw and prevent it from moving out of a comfortable range of motion. When they get lax,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Orthodontics 50 years experience
No: While having braces usually improves appearance, the real goal is to improve function of the teeth and jaws. Correectly aligned teeth appear to reduce... Read More

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Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1973MD

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1971MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Robert A. Eckelson, D.D.S., P.A.
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