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Dr. R Thomas

Cosmetic Dentistry
Davis, CA
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Davis, CA

Address

1920 Sycamore Lane, Davis, CA
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Office

Davis, CA

About

Bio

General dentist with interest inmost aspects of dentistry. I pride myself in comprehensive and gentle dental care. I have been practicing dentistry in Davis, CA for 20 years.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Languages spoken

Russian, Ukrainian

Doctor Q&A

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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Multiple symptoms?: Sounds like the symptoms you describe could indicate an std. I would suggest you seek a physician.
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Bruxism cure?: Clenching and grinding (bruxism) is a very complicated problem which we have so far only partly begun to understand. Mouthguards or night guards help ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Underbite: Ther are several possible reasons for the under bite you mentioned. Likely would be and under developed upper arch (maxilla) or and over developed low... Read More
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Lump in the mouth: I hate to say this, but this is something you really should see your dentist for ... Such a bump could be normal boney structure that you were previo... Read More
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Cold sores: Actually, there are a couple of lesions people call "cold sores". 1) the painful red ulcerations in the mouth that stay around a couple of weeks and t... Read More
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Teeth staining: The staining you have that the dentist described is called tetracycline staining. It is caused from taking the antibiotic tetracycline while your teet... Read More
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Root canal pain: A root canal on a tooth in and of itself should not be the cause of pain. However, with that said it is common for some soreness after root canal ther... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Combination cases: Many times, invisalign alone can prevent the need for veneers. However, sometimes either color or size/shape of some teeth may require veneers or crow... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Denture stains: Over-the-counter denture cleaners and brushing with a denture brush on a regular basis is the best defense of stains. Beyond that, have your dentist p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Fluoride ingestion : Small amounts of Fluoride swallowed by accident in the process of Fluoride application to your teeth is of little consequence, though it could irritat... Read More
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The : The energy from the light (uv or laser) "activates" the bleaching solution. There is little chance of long term damage. In fact the sensitivity youay ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Fluoride sources: A big source is black tea. A suggestion i like to give is to drink liptons iced tea. (a great sweetener to add to this is xylitol (it kills the bact... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Whitening options: Of the available over-the-counter whitening available, crest white strips gives the best results. However, the results will be much better with profes... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Gum chewing pain: Gum chewing puts stresses on your jaw more so than typical eating, etc. So with that in mind, if you have any disfunction of your jaw it will be magni... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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A helium high?: The high you feel when inhaling the helium from balloons is actually lack of oxygen. The helium is inert. So - no you will not get "high" from filling... Read More
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Records for ortho: I'm not sure of the question by the way it was asked… but molds (or impressions) are taken of your teeth. These are studied along with other tracings... Read More
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Oftentimes, : Oftentimes, if the chip is very small, it can be remove and the tooth recontoured to match with its neighbor. If this can be done, i much prefer this ... Read More
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Sounds : Sounds like most likely you are describing remnants of old filling. Certainly, if you just had white fillings placed, the piece of silver filling is n... Read More
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Athletic mouthguard: Athletic mouth guards are important for protection against concussion as well as protection of teeth. You absolutely should wear one even with braces... Read More
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Endodontic : Endodontic treatment on a tooth is generally very successful. Prognosis for a tooth is in the area of 95% successful. However, with that said, they ... Read More
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I : I realize you are probably worried about your parents. However, if you broke your leg you would have it treated. This is not an issue of waiting. You ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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White spots?: The little white spots are likely salivary ducts that are occluded. We have salivary and oil glands and ducts all over the reason for the condition yo... Read More
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Mouthwashes: The problem here is they all have their own "scientific" data. My take on this is somewhat complicated. Listerene is good because of a proprietary oil... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
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Mercury toxicity?: The official ada stance is that mercury in fillings has no deleterious effects. That said, my personal opinion is that mercury is toxic and in free fo... Read More
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Most : Most often black on your tongue is due to things you have eaten - as my colleague stated. Smoking, beside being incredibly bad for you systemically a... Read More
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If : If the little marks are very white, the cause may be decalcification. There is a product called icon which may help in that regard (http://www.Dmg-ame... Read More
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Eating after extract: Certainly! six days after extraction you should be well on the road to recovery. The hole that remains will slowly fill over time. Just keep the site... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Sore tongue: The sore taste buds are likely a local reaction, though you need to consult a general dentist who will likely refer you to an oral surgeon for evaluat... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Invisalign: Invisalign is the name-brand for invisible or clear removable orthodontics. A series of specially fabricated clear trays is used to move your teeth fr... Read More
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There : There are several in-office whitening systems. They all work the same basic way - the light activates the peroxide solution to make it work better (mo... Read More
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If : If you see metal where the crown broke then it is likely a porcelain fused to metal crown. You can't repair that and your tooth is safe until you can ... Read More
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In : In a standard dental x-ray, you will see several variations of grey when looking at a tooth. The darkest areas (those around the tooth) is air space. ... Read More
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Though : Though there are devices to aid flossing, nothing has come out to replace it. I would suggest you get some help from your hygienist in technique. They... Read More
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Generally : Generally speaking, i'd say that once you have zoomed your teeth, you shouldn't have to do it again later. That is assuming you have take home trays f... Read More
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Whitening : Whitening on patients that are young will usually cause much more sensitivity than on those who are older. That is because they have a larger nerve st... Read More
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Veneers: Depending on the type of veneers, you may or may not need to get numb. Some veneers require little or no preparation of your teeth while others may re... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
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Tongue blister: I believe what you have described is a mucocele. A salivary duct is plugged or otherwise not functioning properly. Every time you increase the salivar... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Wisdom tooth surgery: I'm not sure what you are asking about "before", but wisdom teeth surgery is simply the removal of these (usually 4) teeth that developmentally are su... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Treatment choices: A pulpotomy is done in a baby tooth when there is a something wrong such as a large cavity that has compromised the nerve in the pulp chamber. If you ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Abscess urgency: An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated. I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Cold sores: There are a couple of lesions called "canker sores 1) the painful red ulcers in the mouth that stay a couple of weeks and then go away - they are actu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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What age Invisalign?: Invisalign is indeed most popular among adults because of the cosmetics during treatment. Further, the method of teeth movement is gentler and slower ... Read More
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Good : Good answer by dr timmerman! i would add that damaged tissue can be lacking in blood in areas from the damage. This may look white and is also very n... Read More
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The : The whitening effect will fade with time. It is normal as you will continue to eat an drink ... And live a normal life! however, when teeth have been... Read More
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Baby : Baby teeth only exfoliate, or come out, when the adult teeth beneath them push from below. This causes resorption and eventual loss. In this case, t... Read More
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The : The bottom line is knowledge. There are dentists out there who go to lots of classes and learn little. Get references from patients that have been tre... Read More
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In : In addition to the above answer, there may even be a few lose fragments of bone or tooth which should work out in time. I also agree. ... When you nex... Read More
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Dr : Dr kaufman has answered wonderfully. I would just like to add that oftentimes our little ones will want to feel they are brushing on their own. I find... Read More
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Always : Always you should be able to contact your dentist if you have any concerns about your treatment or recovery. Though it sounds as if all is going well.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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TMJ Pain: Tmj is actually just an part of your body. It is your tempromandibular joint. Many use the term to describe facial and joint pain. The correct term is... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thomas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thomas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Los Angeles
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of southern california
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Sacramento, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Sacramento District Dental Society
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