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Dr. Phillip Frist

Dentistry
Anderson, IN
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Anderson, IN

Address

714 Walnut St, Anderson, IN
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About

Bio

Family practice dentistry over 30 years. Enjoy working with individuals and families. Love communicating with patients about what is best for their health and dental needs and not what an insurance company encourages as the least expensive acceptable treatment, unless this is what the patient desires. I feel that communication and allowing the patient to realize the value of their medical care is only as good as the value they place in it. Hopefully working as a team we can win.

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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

210 Answers
328 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
See your dentist: You are exhibiting TMJ problems. The bottom line is that as your jaw is moving, as it should, there is a disc to help the jaw motion (like a teflon p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Incisal foramen: I can not be sure but you seem to be describing what we referr to as your incisal foramen which is a hole in the bone behind your upper 2 front teeth.... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Grand Canyon ?: The area of the extraction probably feels like grand canyon. Also you may be having some small bone particles working out if the extraction was very ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Mercury poisoning?: Why are you asking this? If it as i assume, someone has told you that your fillings may be the cause of mercury poisoning. It is not. All studies t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
What mouth pain?: Your question is too vague, please elaborate. Is it your gums? Your cheeks? Your teeth? Your tonque? Is the pain sharp? Does it have a burning sens... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Possibly: When did your dentist last see you? If it was when you were in the condition you are now and he felt comfortaable with you just maintaining the antib... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Natural ?: Try a nettie pot, steam shower and hack up as much as possible.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Brain supply: Inadequate supply of blood to the brain thus inadequate oxygen. See your family doctor or an internist have them check you out and find out if medici... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Too loaded question: See your ent. There are an abundance of "things" that could cause ear pain, from wax build up, inner ear infection, temporal mandibular problems, etc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Absolutely !: Do you want to wait just to see if it starts hurting before they lose it.? Do you want it to be a front tooth that all his peers will see and make f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Heriditary muscle. : It is heriditary problem causing loss of muscle and nerve sensation and controll, especially in the arms and legs. Progressively getting worse. The ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Other sources: You may have sinus problems, or stomach problems. Don't limit halitosis to just your mouth. That is just where the odor is coming from. Although ma... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Seriously reconsider: The previous replays on self help are excellent but, if you can find a professional that you can have confidence in and comfortably confide in their h... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Possibly: When your teeth are moving and subconsciously or consciously you feel that your teeth are not hitting correctly, you may clench and grind to attempt t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: Most are probably safe but many people have sensitivity to different materials, creams, aromas, etc.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Add probiotics : I will not guarentee this will eliminate (no pun inteded) the problem. But a large (10 billion units) of probiotics to aid in improving the digestiv... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: A virus is an opportunistic organism. Any sore or trauma is an open invitation to relay the virus. Be selfish keep your viruses to yourself.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Healthy: Forget the type o. Concentrating on a healthy diet with, fresh fruits, nuts , grains& vegetables and a little exercise each day. Don't worry about 7... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Bacteria destruction: Decay is usually caused due to plaque build up on or between your teeth, then the bacteria metabolize the sugars you eat and their byproduct is acid w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
See dentist: You are having multiple problems and you need to see your dentist about the toothache immediately and he can check the sores as well. Then you may ne... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Braces 1st: If you are interested in your teeth looking their best, braces should be your best option. Putting the teeth in the proper allignment will look the b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Protective gear.: Use helmet, wrist and elbow and knee pads for protection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Sore, strange, : Pain from tooth extractions, pain varies on difficulty of extractions and expertise of doctor. Weird due to a foreign object present. Loss of signif... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Dermatologist: Get an appointment with a dermatologist, skin doctor. Moles usually are not sore, moles usually do not get infected, moles don't go away and then com... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Laser ablation: If your dentist has laser he can ablate the sore and it should be gone if not immediately within 24 hours.
A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Return to dentist: This is not typical. If it is the same area, there is a good possibility that there is a root remnant still present, a foreign object is in the socke... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Not many: The lingual frenum is a small band anchoring your tongue to the floor of your mouth. Rarely will it get infected i would bet it is the 2 salivary gla... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: If you break the thermometer and pour the mercury out and rub it on your skin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
PREVENTION: Diet and exercise. Watch your diet. Vegetarian being ideal, abstain from tobacco and alcohol. Get your vitamins from the grocery store in the form ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Bruxing: Possibly you are grinding your teeth and this is causing muscle spasm in the muscle which just happens to attach to the back border of the jaw. See y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Historically ?: Are you meaning historically or yourself personally? Herpes simplex virus is related to the smallpox virus and has been around forever. Typically it... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Depends on fistula: Typically a fistula is a draining tract (stream) usually from infection. If this is the case they would be wanting to get to the source of infection,... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Probably not: Typically the amalgam will leave a dark tatoo visibly but the material is inert and I have never seen this inflame the nerve, but there is always a fi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Some: If you have a cold and your sinus have much congestion, you will notice more pressure on your sinuses and ears plugging when you take of and hopefully... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Possible appendix: It could be your colon or possibly your appendix. If pain persists, listen to mother nature and see your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Possibly: Unfortunately we have depended on medicine to solve our problems more easily because we are too lazy to put out the effort ourselves. I dont mean thi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
No Extract: Go to your dentist and schedule to have your wisdom teeth out. Don't just try to hide the pain.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Bacteria: Bacteria in your mouth consume sugars, form acids which then eat into the surface of the tooth. Sugar is not just candy, milk, fruit juice etc. Your... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
See your dentist: Decay will usually be sensitive to cold, possibly hot, and maybe sweets. Sensitive teeth as in excessive grinding will usually be sentitive to cold an... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Many: Low salt diet, minimize stress (easier said than done), fresh air and exercise, healthy diet (vegitarian ideal), keep weight down, ...
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Virus vs bacteria: A cold sore is a virus typically on lips or inside your mouth. A pimple is a bacterial infection. If it is truly a pimple it is bacterial and either... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
If you ask yes: The odds are that if you are asking this question, you may have several situations causing the yellowing, one of which is probably not seeing your den... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Gastroenterologist: It could be a variety of problems but either your family doctor or a gastroenterologist. Personally i would start with my family physician.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Not a good question: Concern as to why you would ask that. Is it insomnia ? Have you talked to your family doctor? Is it because of medications legal or otherwise? Ple... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: Vyvanase is for adhd which would be a situation of hyperactivity, which in itself could encourage the patient to be more inclined to be a clencher. T... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Multiple: Just to name a few: traumatic ulcer from hitting gums with solid part of toothbrush, biting on hard object ie. Hard bread crust, pretzle, nut shell et... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Gum disease: Notice where you place the tobacco. You will notice your gums being slightly swolen, have a whitish wrinkled appearance. This is often referred to a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Surgery safe???: Is surgery 100% safe ? No. Consult your family physician, consult on all options before considering surgery.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: Vyvanase is for adhd which would be a situation of hyperactivity, which in itself could encourage the patient to be more inclined to be a clencher. T... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Why are they sunken?: Is it weight loss? Is it tooth loss? If it is tooth loss, consider tooth replacement, as in implants bridges or last choice removable prosthesis.

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Frist is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thsnk you for help. What medication would you reccommend besides quinine sulphate and aspirin thank you so much
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'm going to dermatologist on Wednesday after Songkran
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

IIndiana University School of dentistry
Graduated 1975MD

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