Dr. Mark Hanna

Dentistry
Framingham, MA
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Framingham, MA

Address

55 Main Street, Framingham, MA
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Hanna received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in May of 2000. Dr. Hanna currently practices all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, comprehensive full mouth rehabilitation, sedation dentistry, and dental implantology.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Helicobacter pylori: H. Pylori infection occurs when a type of bacteria called helicobacter pylori infects your stomach. When signs or symptoms do occur with h. Pylori inf... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Hsv 1, herpes simplex virus, can be oral or genital, but just because one may have oral herpes (like in the form of a cold sore) that does not mean th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Old filling or Meds: If you still have some silver fillings in your mouth and they are becoming worn down and the margins are leaking, you can develop a metallic taste in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
No and Yes: If the cavities are not deep then they will not affect the baby. However, if you develop an infection (abscess) because one or more of these cavities ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Denavir (penciclovir): You cannot really prevent cold sores, but you can cut the time short and even stop them from blistering and getting too big. Most people experience a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Removal of Stitches : It is probably best to wait at least until the stitches are removed in 7 to 14 days to avoid risking any bone particles being lost by the forceful rus... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Abscess or Grinding: Your jaw pain could be developing from a nerve in a tooth dying (becoming necrotic) and starting an infection (abscess), or it can be from grinding yo... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends on Sweetner: Neither coffee or tea are harmful to your teeth, except for the fact that they both cause stains which can usually be removed by a thorough dental cle... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Patient Financing : There are several financing companies that are available for you to pay for dental treatment and make smaller payments over a period of time so you do... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Sinusitis Still: Sinusitis needs multiple treatments simultaneously to treat it. You need to be on a better antibiotic for a longer period of time like Augmentin (amox... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Sinus infection : It sounds like you have a sinus infection. Flonase will not be enough. You need an antibiotic that is very effective for the sinus like Augmentin (amo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Implant or Bridge: You really have 3 options when it comes to replacing a tooth. From best to worst, they are: 1) dental implant 2) bridge or 3) partial denture. An impl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Papillae: These bumps on your tongue are called papillae. In the front you have Fungiform Papillae which are smaller hair like projections and in the back you h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Previous Aligner: If you have the previous aligner to the one you are wearing, put that in and then call your dentist immediately. Tell him which number aligner broke a... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes...6 Months: It is good that sensation is beginning to return. This is a very good sign that the nerve is repairing from the trauma. However, it can take up to 6 m... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Sometimes wisdom teeth erupt fully just like your other natural teeth and in this case they do not need to be removed. Other times, wisdom teeth do no... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Dry Socket: Most likely you have dry socket. Lower wisdom teeth are more common to develop dry socket after extraction, especially in females. The pain that you a... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Absess or Grinding: It is quite possible that the nerve in your tooth has died without you knowing it either from decay, a large filling or even after a tooth has been cr... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Most Likely Yes: You should still see your dentist immediately to make sure that you do not have a root fracture after being hit. If there is no fracture, the tooth sh... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Bruxism: Bruxism is a fancy dental term for clenching and grinding, and that is what you are doing at night. The most common reason is a bad bite (malocclusion... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Sialolith: Most likely it is a sialolith which is a small white calcified stone which can block your salivary duct (a duct where your saliva flows out from under... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
After Ortho is Ideal: The whitening will not really affect the ortho work that you need. However, it is more ideal to whiten your teeth after your braces are removed. First... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes: Both tea and coffee can cause brown or black spots/stains on your teeth which cannot be removed by brushing or flossing. Only a thorough cleaning at a... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Local Anesthetic: Citanest is a short acting local anesthetic used in dental procedures that usually lasts for about 45 minutes. It can come "plain" which means without... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Jaw Repositioning: Oftentimes the dentist can reposition the jaw by pressing down and back on the jaw by placing his fingers on the teeth and under the mandible. This wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Stain or Decay: Even though you may not eat sweets, you still can develop decay in a tooth. Teeth have many small pits and fissures which trap bacteria and cause deca... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Cone Beam CT: A digital cone beam ct delivers a 3d image of your jaw bones with very little radiation in comparison to a hospital grade ct machine. It spins around ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
1 1/2 to 2 Years: On average, it takes about a year and a half to two years with conventional wired braces to move the teeth into the correct position. Once the teeth h... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probab... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
MI Paste: You can use a product called mi paste which is usually obtained through your dentist. Your dentist will usually make you some clear trays that you fil... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes-Sedation Dentist: Halcion (triazolam) given in a proper protocol, usually with other benzodiazepene drugs like valium and hydroxyzine, can allow you to sleep through ho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Very Possible: Diabetes is definitely a possibility with the symptoms that you are giving. I am a diabetic for over 30 years now and had all of those symptoms at the... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
Dentistry 23 years experience
Cold Sore is Viral: A cold sore is viral in nature and not bacterial. Antibiotics will not resolve them. They go away in about a week and since most antibiotic treatments... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hanna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hanna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Could this also be related to my right should er hurting ?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have tight ness in both jaws behind my ears
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thx

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2000MD
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