Dr. Scott Harwood

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Hewlett, NY
47 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes : You don't specify where you have the thrush but it is important that it be treated wherever it may be.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No: No that is not a normal sequela.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Many things: Infection, periodontal disease, hormonal changes, and medications are all possible causes.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: If you feel you need it then discuss it with your dentist and hygienist.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Not "painful": In having a tooth extracted with local anesthesia you should not feel any pain but you may feel pressure and you will be aware of the noises involved ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Inflamed papilla: The tongue is made up of several different types of papilla. Some are in the back and although they look "strange" they are not pathologic. Any of th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Inflammation: The joint becomes very inflamed and tender along with the surrounding muscles going into spasm.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No : There are many causes of dizziness and only your physician can determine this after a thorough history and exam.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Depends: Leukoplakia simply means a white patch. It has to be biopsied to make a definitive diagnosis and to know what you are dealing with.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
2 versions: If you are talking about the time you will be numb from the local anesthesic, it generally lasts for a few hours. If you are talking about numbness du... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
See your dentist: The decay in the tooth must be entirely removed and then filled with an appropriate filling material.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
It can be: I would suggest avoiding any type of general anesthesia during pregnancy.
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
See an ENT: It would be best to see an ENT specialist to evaluate your situation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Any trauma: Any kind of trauma can initiate the formation of a canker sore (ulcer). This "trauma" can be as a result of dental work, intubation, sunlight, stress ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Yes you can although cleanings are typically done every 6-12 months depending on how heavy the deposits are on your teeth.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: It should not pose any problems.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Bony growth: It is a bony growth on the inside of the lower jaw. It is harmless and does not need to be treated unless you are having a removable denture made.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Bite plate: Have your dentist make you a custom bite plate to prevent the damage that it causes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
It can: Some patients are sensitive to the Epinephrine in local anesthetics and it may cause palpitations and increased blood pressure. There are local anesth... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: That is one of several medications that are effective for candida.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes : It is still possible to develop cavities but there will be fewer than if you didn't do those things.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Varies: Usually the bottom 2 central incisors erupt at around 6 months followed by the top 2 central incisors at around 8 months. Typically the lateral inciso... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Referred pain: Dental pain can be referred to other regions of the head and neck.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Part of the answer: An antibiotic is only part of the solution. If a tooth is abscessed the underlying problem needs to be treated by either having a root canal or extrac... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Brush it: Use toothpaste and a soft toothbrush.
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
YES: Yes you can provided that it does not rub and irritate the surgical site. Take it out periodically to rinse it and also rinse your mouth with warm sal... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
GA for what ?: You don't mention what the general anesthesia was for. In general you will have retrograde amnesia after anesthesia. If the anesthesia was for dental ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Tartar control : Many brands offer a variety in their line-up that claims "tartar control". This may help to control build up but your best bet for removal is to go to... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Perio problem: Sounds like you have severe periodontal disease if the teeth are that mobile. See your dentist to have it evaluated, .
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Oral Surgery : A panorex x-ray shows the entire mouth along with the surrounding structures. It is indicated for many oral surgical procedures such as the removal of... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes : With proper case selection, they can be and are done together.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Very likely: The discomfort of teething is very likely the problem.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No: You can see any oral surgeon you choose. Your only limiting factor may be your dental insurance if you desire to stay "in-network". If that is not a c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes : Since a CPAP machine delivers pressure during inspiration it should not be a problem.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 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
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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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