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Dr. Donovan Young

Dentistry
Aiea, HI
30 years experience

Locations

GMS Dental center of Excellence

Honolulu, HI

Address

1136 Bishop Street; Union Plaza Suite 502, Honolulu, HI
Directions

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
It is not normal: Chewing gum may stimulate the release of blood sugars which may cause the Insulin receptor sites to signal to the brain that I am not hungry.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Brush & floss daily: Rinse your mouth with essential oil of peppermint and cloves. It does not contain alcohol so it does not dry the oral tissues and irritate the gums.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Yes; the Concentration of 35% is strong and you will need to follow the instructions given by your dentist. You will probably wear your bleaching tra... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Inform the Dr.: Inform the dentist and see if, they can prescribe you another pain medication that does not interfere with any of your current health condition or med... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Ignore: Get an evaluation done by a Dentist or referral to an Orthodontist. They can determine treatment.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
No : No it is a broad spectrum antibiotic effective against most gram positive bacteria in the head and neck area of the body. It will reduce and kill the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Facial Cellulitis.: Facal Cellulitis or swelling of the face and pain in the wisdom tooth area are indicators. Not all wisdom teeth will become inflamed and make the fac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
None: Most dental retainers are fabricated from acrylic with stainless steel wires. Removable dental partial dentures are fabricated from cobalt chrome and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Health snacks.: String cheese, celergy sticks and baby carrots.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
It depends how small: It depends how small and the pain tolerance of the patient. I fill many children's teeth and adults teeth cosmetically without injections. Class IV ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
It depends: It depends on the case, bone quality and location. If, there isn't enough bone height in the posterior area; often a sinus lift is recommended and a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Make a dental appt.: The condition is called pericornitis; it is an inflammation of the gums when a tooth that is breaking through the gums into the mouth occurs. A littl... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes. It is safe.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Get s followup exam: get a followup evaluation, you may have a slight infection from the procedure.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your Gyne/OB.: See your Gyne/OB for a follow-up exam. Your period is 5 days late and needs to be evaluated.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Yes; it is safe to drink coffee. The extraction site should have started healing 7-10 days following the surgery provided that no complications occur... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Very successful: Dental Implants are very successful in replacing a missing tooth or teeth with a 95% success rate. They function almost like your natural teeth in im... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
NPO if IV Sedation.: IT is best not to eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol prior to wisdom tooth surgery; A light meal is preferred. Some patients will become nauseated wit... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Follow: Follow daily oral hygiene of brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Rinse your mouth procare.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
No oral sex: No oral sex is recommended. The 2 ulcers in your mouth may contain the Herpes Simplex virus and can be spread to the genital areas and other areas of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Check with your Gyn.: It is best to check with your OB/GYN Dr. since for clearance. You are in your 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy and regular dental prophylaxis and simple res... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
The Dr. would remove the cracked and weaken areas of the tooth and restore the tooth with a bonded crown build-up core. The Dr. would then prep the to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Stop lemonade.: Stop drinking lemonade since the citric acid in the lemonade is acidic and will cause erosion of your enamel and dentin tooth layers. Best to just dr... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Salt water rinses: You are experiencing a chemical burn from the whitening gel from an ill fitting bleaching tray. Salt water rinses for the next 3 days will help or an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Melantonin: You are having an increase in Melanin production which causes pigmentation of the of the gingival mucosal tissues.
A female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: You will probably need to wear a removable appliance which will train your tongue thrusting habit to relax the tongue and have to close your teeth tog... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: see your dentist. You may have had an aphthous ulcer which is very similiar and not a cold sore. It appears on soft muscosal tissue and lasts for 3-... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Gestational Diabetes: Gestational Diabetes is common in pregnancy. It may go away following your pregnancy. Consult with your Ob/Gyn periodically for weight gain and any ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Go to the dentist: Go to the dentist for treatment. Your tooth has developed a gum abscess and is mobile or wiggles. The tooth should be removed and followedup in a we... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
The best is in 1 min: The best is in a minute or two. It refreshes the water. I use a drop of Essential Lemon Oil in my water. It is a concentrated oil and it helps in d... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your doctor: Inform your doctor and they may recommend you do a colon cleanse to reduce the bloating, consispation and gas from the toxins that have accumulated in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing and using crest oral rinse without alcohol helps. It should be evaluated since halitosis odors can result f... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Check with your Dr.: Check with your Family Doctor who will consult with you regarding your feelings of hunger. It could be a number of factors from low blood sugar, horm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Have them redo: If the filling was very large or deep; it may need a base or liner in addition to the filling. Removing the composite filling, evaluate and reprepare... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: See your dentist. It is best to have the treatment which was started completed by the dentist or specialist. An incomplete treatment will lead to fu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: see your dentist. You have a salivary gland; mucocele. It is a saliva gland which has been injuried or blocked; saliva is accumulating in the blocked... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
If you are prescribed any medication for hypertension from a recent illness it can decrease the amount of blood flow to the caverous system to make yo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your Dr.: Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder of the mucosal soft tissue. It is best treated with Prednesone a corticosteriod prescription medication and... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your physician: He or she will refer to a specialist to evaluate the moles on your finger,wrist and arm. It is important for them to evaluate the size, color and con... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: You have pericornitis; a condition of inflamed gum tissue. Rinse that area 3X times a day with warm saline solution or Perioxyl solution which you ca... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cleanse your skin: Cleanse your skin daily with soap and water; which will help to exfoliate the dead skin cells and clogged oily pores of your skin. Use a soft wash clo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants helps to restore the integrity of an edentulous space and the surrounding bone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Stop sex contact.: Herpes is a viral infection on the soft mucosal tissues in the mouth, tongue and lips. It can be spread to the genital area of the body and elsewhere... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
See your dentist: Follow up with your orthodontist or family dentist. You mat need to just a cleaning appointment to eliminate the excess adhesive. Having your teeth ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: The herpes virus is transmitted by contact and bodily fluids. It is known that mothers transmit the herpes virus to their children when they kiss the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Use a thermometer.: Use a thermometer or ear thermometer. You will have symptoms of malaise, tired and a warm skin to touch on the forehead. Drink fluids and try to res... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Zinc or Low T: Have your partner see his Family Physician to get tested for Sperm Count and Viruality. He may need some zinc in his diet or need to wear boxer short... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Contact your local Medical Asssociation Board or the Physician's Directory for assistance.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
No, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment in the morning.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Call your doctor: The doctor needs to know what is happening. The antibiotics may need to be stopped because it is causing other problems.

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Young is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Young is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks for the information. I'm going to the Dentist Monday.
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Thank you I sure did. They took xrays and. A script for nystantin oral rinse for 14days 4times a day. Ty
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I appreciate the thorough response.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Hawaii - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Hawaii - Fall
2014
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