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Dr. Scott Harwood

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Hewlett, NY
46 years experience male

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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English

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399 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Immunomodulator: Opthalmic Cyclosporine is used to increase tear production in people with dry eyes. It works by decreasing the swelling in the eye to allow for tear p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
No: If there is room for it to fully erupt into its proper position then you may just have some "teething" type discomfort.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Bite plate: Have your dentist make you a custom bite plate to prevent the damage that it causes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Medication: You should be on the appropriate medication. See your medical professional to evaluate and prescribe.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Fistula: Sounds like you have an infection in the tooth and it is draining through a fistula. Please see a dentist to have it treated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: The mouth guard could be fitting too tightly or improperly which could be putting pressure on your teeth. This could cause soreness. It is also possib... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Dental Infections: If your question is whether Amoxicillin is a good choice for dental infections then the answer is yes. This is assuming you are not allergic to penic... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Maybe: Tetracycline type antibiotics are not the best choice for a dental abscess. He is better off with a penicillin type(amoxicillin), Erythromycin or clin... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Questionable: It is the sugar in the soda that is harmful to tooth enamel. There is no reason for root beer to be any less harmful than other sugary drinks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
None: Nothing will happen.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
See a dentist: If you have a toothache then it is essential to see a dentist to have the problem treated. Anything you do will simply be palliative in nature (treati... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
White Patch: Leukoplakia simply means a white patch. There are many different conditions that present as leukoplakia. The causes, symptoms and treatment depend on ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Not long: 7-10 days.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
New tissue: The field of tissue engineering has developed to re-create functional, healthy tissues and organs to replace diseased, dying or dead tissues. The best... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Lots of schooling: Dental and/or medical school and an oral and maxillofacial residency.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: It should not pose any problems.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes : This is a possibility and you should see your dentist and have the proper x-rays taken to determine if it is likely.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Inflammation: Glossitis is an inflammatory condition in which the tongue is swollen and changes color. This often makes the surface of the tongue appear smooth.
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Possible Dry Socket : It is normal to have a certain amount of pain after an extraction. This pain gradually subsides over the following week. If your pain was minimal t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Open sore: An oral ulceration is an open sore in the mouth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
If not urgent: It is generally best to minimize the amount of work done while pregnant unless it is urgent. It also depends on which trimester you are in. If there ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: Depends on if you stay in network, if you've satisfied your deductible and what your plan breakdown is.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
TMJ Dysfunction: Sounds more like a TMJ problem. See your dentist or oral surgeon for proper exam and treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
None: Some dental schools give a dds degree and some give a dmd degree. They are equivalent.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Many : There are about 25, 000 species of bacteria that reside in the mouth. About 1, 000 out of the 25, 000 species are involved with the formation of dent... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: A light soft diet is recommended for a few days after an extraction. You can then return to a normal diet. Just avoid chewing directly in the area whe... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Good chance: It sounds like the oroantral fistula has either reoccurred or more likely never healed properly in the first place. You should have it checked by the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: There are many different types of "oral surgery". It depends on the type of procedure being done.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: Sutures are typically left in for 7 days so the fact that it fell out is not unusual. The fact that it is now swollen is something that you should che... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Varies: Swelling generally reaches its peak 48 hours after the surgery and then gradually decreases. You should use ice immediately following surgery for th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: It depends on the difficulty of the extraction. There are times that advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) is sufficient. If your dentist feels you will ne... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: If it is elective surgery it is typically better to clear up the fungal infection prior to having the surgery. If it is an emergency then it can be do... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Varies: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious. Some... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Infection: Simply put a dental abscess is an infection. It is most frequently caused by the nerve in the tooth dying from one of several causes. The infection s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Ice then heat: The swelling secondary to an extraction will peak 24-48 hours after the surgery. For the first 24 hours you should apply ice packs to the outside of t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Don't be worried: Thrush is a fungal infection that should be treated with the appropriate medication. You don't have to be worried but should attend to the problem by... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes : You don't specify where you have the thrush but it is important that it be treated wherever it may be.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
No: No that is not a normal sequela.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
No problem: As long as you are keeping it clean by rinsing i don't think you should have any problem. The sutures are ready to be removed one week post op anyway.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes it can: Yes it can help whiten teeth but should only be used once every 2 weeks since it is quite abrasive and can damage your tooth enamel. It certainly is... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: You should start rinsing with warm salt water 24 hours after the surgery and continue until you see your oral surgeon for follow up.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
It can be: I would suggest avoiding any type of general anesthesia during pregnancy.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
See an ENT: It would be best to see an ENT specialist to evaluate your situation.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
No: Baking soda is an abrasive and can cause damage to the enamel of the teeth. It is ok to use it in moderation but you should not use it every day.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Cavities: Tooth decay are holes or structural damage in the teeth. The bacteria in your mouth cause changes to sugar and starch to form acid which along with ot... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Common: Very common occurrence after having a root canal. Speak to your dentist about ways to correct it and make it more esthetically pleasing.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes : Since a CPAP machine delivers pressure during inspiration it should not be a problem.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
See your dentist: There are multiple reasons for having them removed. Obviously if you are pain then you will automatically seek help. However, there are other reasons... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: Nitrous oxide has been used for many years and has a great safety record.. The use of nitrous oxide plus local anesthesia is typically a pleasant way ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
No: One is not a contraindication for the other.

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Sep 28, 2013
Helpful, timely, accurate answers. A great addition to HealthTap.
I highly recommend Dr. Harwood for his expertise and knowledge
Sep 26, 2013
He is an extremely gifted surgeon
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Mycelex troches work well for me. I get thrush due to being diabetic
HealthTap member
Thank you. We took him back to surgon and he was dehydrated.
HealthTap member
Is it contagious as far as kisses & Can tb develope? Thanks

Education & Training

Residency

CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER of Brooklyn and Queens
Completed 1979

Awards

Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, New York - Summer
2013
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