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Dr. Randolph Todd

Endodontics
New York, NY
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

654, Madison Ave, New York, NY, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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About

Bio

Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Past President of the College of Diplomates & Director of Board Review Course College of Diplomates,Past Associate Clinical Professor Stony Brook University School of Dentistry, Scientific Reviewer Journal of Endodontics,Private Practice Limited to MIcrosurgical Endodontics and CBCT, National Lecturer - CBCT

Specialties
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Endodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

207 Answers
80 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Until it is removed: Your question suggests that you think decay can disappear on its own if the condition that caused it is stopped. Unfortunately that is not the case. O... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Short Version: A cavity is a hole created by the acidic byproducts produced from the bacterial breakdown of the sugars you ingest. This acid etches the enamel surfa... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Not exact -: Replacing a natural tooth with a crown is usually undertaken when the natural tooth structure has been altered by decay or trauma. These changes may ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Possibly: Tooth and sinus pain can be directly related. The anatomical position of the upper posterior teeth frequently abut the sinus. This causes inflammat... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
See your dentist: Tooth infections do not spread from one tooth to another. However other oral infections may have a more widespread presentation. It would be best to... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that is effecting the nerve that banches to all the teeth. In addition it has branches that go to other structure... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Return to DDS: It sounds like you are having a hard time with this infection. I suggest you return to your dds and have him consult with your md. The current infec... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Possible -: Pain has varying effects on different people. The stress from pain can magnify the effects as well. Gi disturbances are common responses to stress. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
OK to go out: Root canal treatment like any other medical and dental procedure has different effects on different people. The recovery process also varies from per... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Could be: Pain that occurs when chewing may or may not be tooth related. Sometimes this pain occurs in the muscle or tmj. If the pain is localized to a specif... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Possibly: Post endodontic pain can occur for a variety of reasons. One common one is a missed canal. For the best evaluation try to seek the advise of a root ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Webster Def: Accourding to the merriam-webster dictionary: : the (soft) tissue that surrounds the necks of teeth and covers the alveolar parts of the jaws; broadly... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Safe procedure: If an appropriate clinical and radiographic evaluation has indicated that re-treatment is not an option and no other periodontal or anatomical factors... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Varies: Teeth vary in numbers of canals, length, and complexity. Skills and speed vary between doctors. Although nobody likes to spend more time in the dent... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Get Help: When an infection occurs in a tooth a variety of symptoms develop. As the condition gets worse the pain may increase with heat and decrease with expo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Many possibilities: Root canal treatment can stimulate an inflammatory reaction. This can be bacterially induced, traumatically induced or both. The important question ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Depends: Procedures that go smoothly appear to be easy. Pre planning and training play a major role in how smoothly procedures go. One never knows what unexp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Depends: Drainage is a process by which the body releases the dead cells that were fighting the infection. Root canal is a treatment for an infection. At tim... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Tastes Awful: Sodium hypochlorite is very caustic and in full strength may cause irritation of mucous membranes found in the mouth and throat. Fortunately when use... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Varies: Root canal treatment is a process of getting rid of an infection. Although the mechanical process may only take a visit or two the biologic process i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Depends: Antibiotic dosing for an adult for a systemically involved dental infection using Clindamycin at a strength of 300mg is recommended Q8h for a constant... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
YES !: Root canal treatment is intended to eradicate an infection locally found in your tooth. At times the infection can spread through your system. When ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
No: I believe you may have misunderstood what was to be accomplished at the visit after the pulpectomy. Once the pulp is removed it can't grow back howev... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Possibly: After the root canal treatment acute pain may occur due to minor reactive swelling under the tooth involved. This swelling pushes the tooth into the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Yes: The toothpaste market is directed to patient needs. These needs include reducing decay, whitening, breath freshening, desensitizing and lubricating t... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
See your dentist: Thermal sensitivity can be caused by a host of different things. Some simple to correct others more complex. If the sensitivity lingers more that 30... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Swelling, pain ...: Root canal is usually a localized infection but can become systemic. Symptoms of a systemic infection include pain, swelling, fever, loss of function... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
See an Endodontist: A crack in a tooth is a pathway for bacteria to infect the root canal system. If this exists and your dentist put a crown over it the pathway for dra... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
No: Antibiotics are not required after all root canal treatment. Various medical conditions that effect a patients response to endodontic treatment guid... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Not likely: Root canal treatment is meant to eliminate an infection found in and around the tooth. This infection can have a negative effect on the sinus. Rct c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
No more disease: The purpose of endodontic treatment is to cure a disease known as apical periodontitis. When the dentist reevaluates your tooth 6 months or longer aft... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Depends: As previously suggested antibiotic therapy should be reserved for the treatment of infections that present systemic symptoms. Pain alone is not a det... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Possibly: Response to treatment varies according to virulence of the infectious agent, host response and trauma sustained during treatment. It would be best to... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Get Referred: When a dr. Is unavailable there is usually a covering doctor. You would be best served to visit that covering doctor for an evaluation. Just taking ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
See your MD: Excessive canker sores & yeast infections may be your body's way of signaling that your defense systems are being attacked by either bacteria, yeast o... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Contact your MD: It is beyond the scope of this service to diagnose the cause of your "excess salivation" however I am not familiar with it being related to diabetes. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Not Sure: Several options exist when a root canal fails. Most common option is to simply retreat the root canal. This is highly effective but if problems conti... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Swelling: An acute dental abscess of either periodontal or root canal origin distinguish themselves with swelling. A chronic abscess exhibits a point of draina... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
No: Age is rarely a factor in endodontic surgery. The real question is can it be treated in any other way. If that answer has been determined than you s... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
See your MD: Cold sores are of viral origin. It would be best to have a definitive diagnosis that your condition is "herpes labials" if that is your condition th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Decay from milk: Children do not swallow the last sip of milk from the bottle as they fall asleep. This milk pools in their mouth and provide nutrients to the bacteri... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Bacteria: Halitosis or "bad breath" is a condition that may be due to a variety of causes. Sometimes it is related to poor oral hygiene and an accumulation of ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Depends: Dental school provides doctors with the most basic foundation to diagnose and treat endodontic infections.If the tooth in question meets only these ba... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
See your MD: Classic cardiac pains frequently extend into the left lower jaw, left arm and chest region. Although dental pain can imitate cardiac pain it is impor... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
May be your stomach: Halitosis may have many causes. It sounds like you are taking good care of your teeth. If you are continuously getting a white coating on your tongue... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Many Possibilities: Dry mouth or "xerostomia" is a condition caused by a variety of conditions. Some are systemic conditions and others may be induced by a medication o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
See your DDS: A dental abscess is a bacteria infection caused by a variety of different bacteria. Antibiotic therapy may only be part of the solution. To determin... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Probably not: No tests are perfect however there may be another reason for a false negative result. It takes about 3 to 6 weeks for you to develop antibodies for ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Varies: Post operative pain is generally related to the trauma incurred during the procedure. The trauma is related to the preoperative condition of the surg... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Acid and Exposure : As previously explained the acid byproduct of bacterial metabolism etches the enamel and causes "cavities" commonly referred to as decay. Another com... Read More

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Dec 9, 2012
I am impressed by Dr. Todd's consistently outstanding advice which is always expressed in a very concise, although comprehensive, to the point and articulate and professional manner.
Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Dec 4, 2012
Very informative professional.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have been taking this medicine for a week. The pain is still there and my appointment to extract the infected tooth is not for another 10 days. something does not s...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! One RCT on a molar was with a very large magnifying machine. No longer in my plan. Now, new endo does not have this type of machine. Thus, the #.
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Your tip was very helpful, thanks! Your tip is very true. How are you getting clients into your business?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

NYU College of Dentistry

Awards

Grant for Madagascar Mission, Foundation of the AAE
Top Endodontist, Second Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Endodontist, First Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics
American Dental Association
American Association of Endodontists
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