Dr. Larry Stewart

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Plano, TX
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Plano, TX

Address

3713 W. 15th St #403, Plano, TX
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Specialties
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Impossible to say: Antibiotics (abx) have varying effectiveness based upon bacterial spectrum, host ( your child) resistance /immune system, area being treated. Usually... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
BiSpectral : The anesthesiologist has a machine called a bispectal array that will allow him to know with absolute certainty that you are "asleep". Mention your f... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Not likely : By definition - dry socket is loss of the clot with local inflammation in the bone. As long as the bone graft is present its difficult to see how yo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Can be done: Virtually anyone can have implants to stabilize dentures. With current dental implant techniques such as "all on 4" or similar procedures, even patien... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
List : When your sick is not a good time to communicate about anything. Make a list of issues and questions before you attend the consultation. Also have an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Osteoclasts: Bisphosphonates irreversibly inhibit the bone cell that remodels bone (osteoclast), which is necessary for bone healing. Oral side effects are dose de... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Probably Mucocoel: Could be a mucous retention cyst ( mucocoel) or possible a small benign tumor. Easily treated. I"d see an oral surgeon asap.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Very Serious!: Herpes simplex is the virus that causes oral "fever blisters". It is highly contagious and can be transmitted to the eye or other mucosal surfaces ( i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Probably not : The data is pretty cleat that otherwise healthy individuals who have longstanding implanted devices get no demonstrable benefit from antibiotic prophy... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Dry socket will persist until the bone is totally covered by soft tissue and this can take longer is some people. Usually 2 weeks is the upper limit. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
If: If there is another smoker in your immediate circle- try to get them to quit with you!
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Maybe Submandibular : Surgical procedures on the tongue can cause inflammation in the floor of the mouth and cause the submandibular ducts to be or appear to be swollen. If... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Dryness: In the winter, when the air is being heated it looses humidity and it is common for people to experience crusting and drying of their nose and even ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Absoliutely !: Teeth don't move that fast . Wear a mouthguard during sports
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Musc;le spasms : Some people have muscular spasm or tremors on biting. It can be a sign of malocclusion, electrolyte imbalance, muscular disease. You may need to see a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Either way : Local anesthetic relieves pain, but doesn't address pressure , vibration or noise - all things which may "bother " a patient. If you are comfortable ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Viral : Cold sores or "fever blisters" are tiny, fluid-filled blisters that occur on and around your lips. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Clindamycin: Clindamycin ( cleocin) is the recommended alternative ( especially in penicillin sensitive individuals) for dental procedures. Anywhere from 150 mg -3... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Infection vs. Tumor: This could be a number of things but the possibility of an infection versus a tumor cannot be ruled out by your question. Allergy is also a possibilit... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
"Sinus Lift" : Let the extraction site heal and then see an oral surgeon who can perform a "sinus lift " bone graft. Sounds scarier than it is and they may be able t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Partial vs. Complete: A pulpotomy (usually, but not always done on a baby tooth) involves removal of the pulp tissue in the upper part of the tooth and treatment with medic... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Complex answer: Could be apthous ulcers ( canker sores) - these are not contagious and may respond to probiotics - especially if you are immunocompromised or have bee... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Probably: The literature supports the use of antibiotics immediately prior to ( prophylaxis) surgery. The data is a bit more conflicted postoperatively. That sa... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) 4 mg in a rapidly dissolving tablet works wonders for preventing and/or treating postoperative nausea or vomiting.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Bruise: Its just a bruise and will resolve in a week or so. Not uncommon especially in fair skinned individuals.
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A male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Less than an hour: This is a relatively simple procedure for a qualified facial or plastic surgeon. I would anticipate that you could have it done with some local anesth... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Baking soda rinses: Oral yeast infections are related to aging, associated hormonal changes, diet issues and medications (especially steroids), dentures. A teaspoon of ba... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: The sockets contain a blood clot and as these heal and dissolve it may taste metallic or "weird"".
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
See your dentist !: Not sure if your sensitive to hot, cold, or sweets or all of these or have spontaneous or bite related pain. All have a different cause and need prof... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
NO : Not sure it helps them either!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Smokers: Smokers do not heal as well as nonsmokers making surgical recovery harder and longer.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Short lived : Usually only a day or two , you may experience some discomfort requiring an otc medication for up to a week. Its really not that bad!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Proteins: Proteins "burn" slower and can help reduce blood sugar swings.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Not usually: While not common, it can occur especially if the upper wisdom teeth were very close to or in communication with the maxillary sinus. Treat it as any o... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Probably Hyoid bone: There is a free floating ( only attached by muscles) bone called the hyoid near where your describing. I suspect that this is what your feeling and it... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Yes : Chickenpox is a virus and can manifest orally. Generally the effects are minor and don't do permanent damage. If this persists see your dentist - and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Dont understand : Can you be a bit more specific? I don't really kn ow what your asking. As a general statement dental offices and laboratories are subject to ohsa regu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Has see been seen ?: Could be a more serious underlying issue- ie strep throat, tonsillitis, etc.
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A male asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Do it now : Better to get good undergrad grades and take the medical school "prerequisite" courses. You don't need to be "premed" to get into medical school. Its ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Not Yeast : Its entirely possible that the condition is not a yeast infection , hence Nystatin wont work . Many oral conditions, vitamin deficiency, lichen planus... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Exposed - yes: Lock jaw is a result of a tetanus infection, classically seen when the skin integrity is broken by a cut or puncture, imbedding the tetanus bacteria i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Most bone grafting procedures will entail some postoperative pain. Usually lasting from a day or two to up to a week for extensive grafting. Medicatio... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Mouth "ulcers" is a very nonspecific term and have numerous causes- ie, bacterial hormonal, viral, yeast, inflammatory, autoimmune, neoplastic causes.... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 20, 2015
Great OMFS!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stewart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stewart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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actually i study dentistry and i have to present about this by next month.i have difficulty to get more information about it.thanks for repl
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had to discover this myself and it totally helps, thanks for sharing.
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I appreciate you taking your time to answer. Sincerely, Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013
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